Curatorial Assistant with Emphasis in Textile Arts
Art and Art History
Berea College invites applications for a curatorial assistant with an emphasis in fibers and textile arts, beginning July 1, 2013. This is a grant-funded, full-time, twelve-month, one-year position in the Art and Art History program, with full employee benefits.
Berea College has undertaken a full inventory of its Art Collection. The next stage of this process is to re-house and stabilize our textile collection, which consists of approximately 700 objects, ranging broadly in origin and material. The curatorial assistant will work closely with the Director and Curator to plan and implement a comprehensive and consistent re-housing of the textile collection. Berea College is an undergraduate work college that offers a BA in Art with concentrations in studio art and art history.
Candidates should have completed an M.A. in textile conservation, art history, museum studies, historic preservation, or a related field and have previous museum-related experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated understanding of museum standards and their implementation; have strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills; and have the ability to work both independently and on a team.
An Application to Join the College Staff is required for consideration for this position as is a letter of application, curriculum vita, short statement of research interests, three recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts. Qualified applicants may obtain an application either through the Office of People Services, Suite 100, Fairchild Hall on the campus, or by downloading the application on line at http://www.berea.edu/people-services/how-to-apply. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by April 26, 2013.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all peoples of the earth to learn and work here. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.