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Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints

The Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints will be a key contributor to the University Galleries’ team. Responsible for coordinating and curating exhibitions in the Hoehn Family Galleries, managing and caring for the University Print Collection, advising on areas of collection growth, and supervising student interns. The Fellow will work 4 days a week on site, and will be offered one research day to conduct their own scholarship or teach in their independent time. A goal of the Fellow’s time at USD will be the production of a major exhibition and publication that will advance the scholarly and museological reputation of the program. The Fellow will also assist the Gallery Director with other projects as assigned by the Director of University Galleries. Maintains professional level consistent with the values and mission of the University. Requires flexibility and collegiality with a small team in fast paced office environment and responds to challenging situations with high level of diplomacy. This position works under general supervision of Director of University Galleries and exercises supervision over occasional contract labor (e.g. security and installation crews), and work study students as assigned by supervisor.

Examples of Work:
-Collection Management
-Exhibition Development
-Collection Development
-Education and Publications
-Campus and Community Relations
-Collegial Responsibilities

-Minimum Master’s degree, preferred ABD or Ph.D. in Art History with emphasis on the graphic arts and print culture. Experience in working with prints and/or works on paper; Minimum two-years experience in professional art gallery or museum setting, particularly in curatorial work and/or collection management; Experience in exhibit planning a plus.
-Valid driver’s license.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Be able and willing to represent the university in the most positive manner.
-Thorough knowledge of fine art prints and works on paper, including proper handling, display and storage procedures.
-Familiarity with responsibilities associated with the operation of a campus-based art gallery.
-Familiarity with providing a secure and archival environment for art storage and exhibition.
-Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing related to collections management.
-Possess excellent organizational and time management skills and must be flexible and adjust to the changing needs of the office. Ability to meet tight deadlines with little supervision.
-Thorough knowledge of current office practice and procedures, good business English and proofreading skills. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
-Must have the ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
-Knowledge of University’s Policies and Procedures. Expected to perform the job in a manner that is consistent with the University’s mission and goals.
-Thorough knowledge of, and willingness to uphold and abide by, the University Galleries’ Collection Management Policy.
-Must be able to represent the office in a professional manner.
-Must be available to work gallery openings after normal business hours.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Medical and Retirement Benefited.

Hours: 30 hours per week; Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing date: December 22, 2017

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