Employment

Positions Available

Assistant/Associate Curator - Department of Photography

Curatorial Assistant - Moving Image Department

Chief Object Preparator - Conservation/Object Preparation Department

Assistant Collection Manager - Department of Photography


 

Assistant/Associate Curator - Department of Photography

 

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Curator

Department: Photography

Reports To: Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-Charge Dept. of Photography

Status: Full time

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: January 15, 2015

Overview:

Work with the curator-in-charge and other Department of Photography (DOP) staff on the presentation, interpretation and maintenance of the Photography Collection at George Eastman House. Develop and execute exhibitions and programs for the public. Evaluate, identify, and propose acquisitions to the collection, concentrating on nineteenth-century materials.

Responsibilities:

  1. Curate temporary exhibitions that combine a b curatorial concept with compelling visual interest and b scholarly merit. Organize occasional rotations from the collection for the History of Photography Gallery.
  2. Conduct research and publish scholarship in areas of interest and/or expertise.
  3. Collaborate with GEH staff on exhibition- and collection-related public programming, including docent training, gallery talks, online content, and related activities.
  4. Evaluate and refine the museum's substantial and internationally renowned collection of nineteenth-century photographs. Identify, evaluate, propose, and present new acquisitions (gifts and purchases) for the photography collection.
  5. Create and maintain object, exhibition and constituent records in The Museum System (TMS) database.
  6. Work with Development office on DOP grant proposals and other fundraising activities.
  7. Provide access and information about the collection to internal and external colleagues and members of the public.
  8. Contribute to the organization and maintenance of the photography collection and related materials.
  9. Work closely with the Conservation Department to ensure that collection objects are properly identified and preserved.
  10. Instruct and advise students in the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program as needed.
  11. Attend external conferences and events to promote the collection and foster alliances/collaboration in the field.
  12. Serve on internal GEH committees as requested by the curator-in-charge. Such committees include but are not limited to the TMS Committee, DOP submissions review committee, Loan Committee, and Disaster Preparedness Committee.
  13. Perform other duties/tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Requires a PhD or Master's Degree in History of Art/Photography or related field.
  2. Requires 5 years' experience working with museum/photographic collections.
  3. Must have knowledge of standard museum practices, protocols and ethics.

The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (75lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, repetitive motion and ability to travel.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Will Green, at wgreen@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Top


Chief Object Preparator
Conservation/Object Preparation Department

 

Job Title: Chief Object Preparator

Department: Conservation/Object Preparation Department

Reports To: Taina Meller, Conservator-in-Charge

Status: Full time (one year, renewable)

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Date: March 26, 2015

JOB SUMMARY

Coordinate, handle and prepare all collection and non-collection materials for George Eastman House exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and loans. Supervise Object Preparation staff. Collaborate with Manager of Exhibitions to schedule gallery preparation and installation support by the Object Preparation staff. Assist with exhibitions as possible and needed.

 

DUTIES

Collaborate with Curators and Conservators to prepare collection and non-collection materials for exhibition, travel and storage.

Condition report collection and non-collection materials for George Eastman House exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and loans.

Supervise other preparators, technicians, students, interns and volunteers in all aspects of their duties in the Object Preparation Department.

Schedule and assign work for Object Preparation staff.

Collaborate with Manager of Exhibitions to schedule gallery preparation and installation support by the Object Preparation staff. 

Collaborate with exhibitions team in the plan, design and implementation of exhibitions. Collaborate with exhibitions team on aesthetic choices (matting, framing, etc.) for exhibitions as requested.

With Conservation Manager, record, track and report on Object Preparation related expenses.

With Manager of Exhibitions, record, track and report on exhibition related expenses.

With Registrar's Office, record, track and report on loan related expenses.

 

Inspect and maintain department facilities and equipment.

Maintain an inventory of framing and installation supplies, ordering as needed.

Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Arrange for temporary storage of collection materials.

Instruct Preservation Housing and Framing classes for the students of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program.

Participate in loan committee, program committee, department and all staff meetings. Other duties/projects assigned as by the Conservator-in-Charge.

 

SUPERVISION

Directly manages and schedules the work of 2-10 employees, students, interns and volunteers. Regularly and customarily directs their work, ensures that work meets the standards and makes recommendations regarding personal actions such as hiring, disciplinary action, overtime, changes in pay and terminations.

TECHONOLGY/EQUIPMENT/TOOLS

Framing/matting tools

Basic carpentry

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Position regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing, balancing, reaching, handling, seeing and repetitive motions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work takes place in all collection care areas, museum galleries and an office.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Art History or related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Requirements

2-3 years of experience working with museum collections and exhibitions.

5 years of experience handling photographs and other objects.

Thorough knowledge of preparing, matting and framing exhibition materials.

Demonstrated ability to fabricate various housings for exhibition and storage.

Thorough knowledge of conservation quality materials.

Knowledge of standard Museum practices, protocols and ethics.

Experience with frame-making is preferred.

Experience with condition reporting is preferred.

 

Skills and Competencies Requirements

Project management

Good organizational skills

Attention to detail

Decision making

Ability to effectively supervise and manage staff members

Good communication skills

Teamwork capability

Familiarity of various types of photographic materials

Use of proper body techniques to prevent injury

Safe/correct use of tools and equipment

Possess a good command of the English language both written and verbal

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Taina Meller, at tmeller@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Top


Assistant Collection Manager - Department of Photography

 

Job Title: Assistant Collection Manager

Department: Photography

Reports To: Collection Manager

Status: Full time

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: March 27, 2015 - April 7, 2015

Overview:

Support the Collection Manager in the care, organization, preservation, cataloging and access to the Photography Collection of George Eastman House. Facilitate access to and provide information about the collection to GEH staff and visitors.

Responsibilities:

  1. Organize, catalog according to museum standards, house appropriately, and track the movements of all works in the care of the Department of Photography (DOP), including acquisitions, temporary loans, long-term loans, and related materials.
  2. Assist Collection Manager in monitoring and making recommendations for proper environmental conditions for the storage of materials in DOPs care. Compile data using hygrothermographs, dataloggers (PEM2) and eCimateNotebook and provide to appropriate staff. Make recommendations to other DOP staff.
  3. Assist Collection Manager in maintaining Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system in Department of Photography, including compiling data and providing information and recommendations to appropriate staff.
  4. Maintain stock of and order supplies. Maintain list of common supplies used and vendors.
  5. Create and maintain records in TMS for all works in DOPs care.
  6. Respond to internal and external requests for information about and access to the collection.
  7. Schedule and supervise visits to the Gannett Foundation Photography Study Center. Visitors include classes from school and university students, academic researchers, and members of the public, as well as GEH staff, interns, students, and volunteers.
  8. Assist Collection Manager in presenting lectures and demonstrations about collection materials and their care. These may occasionally fall outside of regular business hours.
  9. Assist Collection Manager and DOP curators in evaluating, refining, and enhancing the GEH Photography Collection.
  10. Work with the Museum Photographer to photograph works in the GEH Photography Collection. Manage the resulting digital images in the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and attach them to TMS.
  11. Collaborate with Conservation Department on the maintenance and preservation of the collection.
  12. Assist Collection Manager in overseeing and implementing the care, organization, and maintenance of the DOP storage areas.
  13. Offer assistance and training in the handling of collection materials to staff, interns, students and volunteers as needed.
  14. Perform additional responsibilities/projects as assigned by Collection Manager and Curator-in-Charge, Department of Photography.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Requires an Advanced degree in the history of photography, collections management, museum studies, or a related field.
  2. Requires 1 - 2 years of related experience.
  3. Must have knowledge of preservation protocols, history of photographs and proper handling of collection items.
  4. Must also have knowledge of standard Museum practices, protocols and ethics.

 

The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, repetitive motion.

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Ross Knapper, at rknapper@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Top




Location : 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 · More Information · RTS East Ave. routes 57 & 81; University Ave. route 48.

Hours: Tue - Sat : 10am - 5pm . Sun : 11am - 5pm. · More Information · Buy Tickets

Admission : Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

Copyright: ©2000–2015 George Eastman House · Terms of Service & Privacy Policy