Classification: Full Time/Exempt
University of California, Irvine seeks to hire its first Chief Curator for the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson IMCA). The optimal candidate will be someone with an entrepreneurial mindset who is motivated by this ground-floor opportunity to join the leadership team in building a new art museum and research institute that brings attention to the Golden State’s creative output. In conjunction with the Museum Director, the Chief Curator has creative and managerial responsibility for the curatorial vision of the museum and the development, management, and stewardship of its exhibitions and collections. The Chief Curator makes critical, strategic decisions regarding the museum's artistic directions and guides curatorial and collection development initiatives in accordance with art museum best practices. The Chief Curator is responsible for determining curatorial priorities; conceiving, developing, directing, and overseeing the implementation of temporary, permanent, and traveling exhibitions, both in-house and guest curated. The Chief Curator is also charged with strategically developing Langson IMCA’s permanent collection. This position also plays a collaborative role in developing public engagement activities, such as tours, lectures, conversations, panels, and exhibition-related programs; as well as Institute programs, such as scholarly publications, symposia, conferences, artist residencies, research fellowships, and interdisciplinary academic initiatives.
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Senior Data Systems Analyst
Classification: Full time/Exempt
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Registration and Collections Management, the Senior Data Systems Analyst is responsible for managing the systems used to document and share the art collection and collaborating with other departments to facilitate robust digital access to the collection. Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced data / information management professional with full understanding of museum industry practices and department methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve complex and wide-ranging issues where analyses of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. The Senior Data Systems Analyst defines departmental data management needs and participates in institution-wide digital strategy discussions; works closely with museum staff and consultants to support them in their use of collections data stored in the collections management system (EmbARK) and the online art collections portal (WebKiosk).
For a complete job description, including candidate requirements, and compensation information please visit https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/13296771-senior-data-systems-analyst
Lead Art Handler/Preparator
Classification: Part time/Non-exempt
The Lead Preparator is a hands-on, detail-oriented technician, who assumes the responsibility for preparation and installation of the Museum's temporary exhibitions and other art handling/preparatory projects. Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Exhibitions and Facilities Management, the Lead Preparator is responsible for museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation, including; receiving, packing and unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects; planning and directing the fabrication of exhibition pedestals, temporary walls, didactics and other display designs; assuring and adhering to a safe and healthy work environment through knowledge of best practices. The Lead Preparator is a key team member for the Museum's ambitious schedule of exhibitions and collection use.
For a complete job description, including candidate requirements, and compensation information please visit https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/13261329-lead-art-handler-slash-preparator
Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open through September 30 or until filled.
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Department: Visitor Experience
Classification: Part-time / Hourly
Gallery Guides report to the Assistant Director, Visitor Experience with oversight from the Visitor Experience Coordinator. The Gallery Guide position combines the responsibilities of art protection with museum information and art appreciation.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to,
- Greeting visitors as they enter the interim museum
- Ensuring that all visitors have proper access
- Protecting the artwork on view
- Enforcing museum visitor policies during public hours
- Recording attendance
- Responding to questions about the art, artists, and exhibitions on view; parking; hours, upcoming exhibitions and public programs; school visits; group visits and the new museum project
- Participating in paid training for each exhibition
The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a public-facing position, enjoys engaging with diverse publics, is willing to assert themselves when needed in order to enforce policies and protect artwork, and demonstrates independent judgment, discretion, and initiative.
For more information email Julie Delliquanti, Assistant Director, Visitor Experience, at firstname.lastname@example.org.