Harvard University Museum Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts
43065BRAuto req ID:43065BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Research Curator for Digital InitiativesSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Aug-2019Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:Master’s degree in art history, visual arts, design, or related field. Minimum three years of related experience developing interpretive materials or experiences in a museum environment.Additional Qualifications:• Experience developing digital materials for an audience encompassing a range of student age groups, university faculty, and museum visitors.• Experience with community outreach and donor cultivation.• Familiarity with curatorial programs and processes, preferably in an academic museum setting.• Facility with data visualization and experience composing data-driven projects for a wide range of audiences.• Flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative demeanor.• Excellent writing and verbal skills.• Project management skills.• Ability to work independently as well as collegially.Additional Information:Please note: There is a strong internal candidate for this position.Department:Division of Academic and Public ProgramsPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Full-time, 35 hours per weekJob Function:Museum Duties & Responsibilities:Please note: This is a two year term position with the possibility of extension dependent upon business needs and funding.Job Summary:The main focus for the Research Curator for Digital Initiatives will be collaborating with campus and community partners to program and support the Lightbox Gallery, a site for assembling and presenting digital information about the museums' holdings in experimental and imaginative ways, and for investigating projects by artists and others who use digital technologies. The manager will also be responsible for working with colleagues, faculty and students to develop digital tools and experiences for gallery interpretation and class assignments. Under the supervision of the Director of Academic and Public Programs and Division Head, Research Curator of African Art Initiatives, the manager will design and implement programs and experiences for students, faculty, and visitors that support and are in line with the university’s teaching and learning mission.Duties and Responsibilities:Develop and implement programming for the Lightbox Gallery and related projects for public and academic audiences.Cultivate campus wide and external relationships and partnerships. Collaborate with Harvard Art Museums’ and University colleagues, as well as external colleagues. Promote the museum as a site for digital projects that support interdisciplinary inquiry.Support faculty and classes on teaching and research initiatives; liaise with art museums’ colleagues to help faculty and students realize class projects.Act as a liaison to curatorial divisions when digital initiatives are relevant to collections and exhibitions. Advise curatorial colleagues on artists who engage digital media for consideration of acquisitions, artist commissions, and special projects.Work with colleagues in curatorial divisions to develop programs and initiatives on digital media, including software and web-based technologies.Develop data visualization and other special data-driven projects for a variety of audiences, including young students, local science community, and others.Develop digitally-deployed interpretive materials that link the art museums' spaces for teaching and learning. Work closely with colleagues in curatorial divisions and Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies.Serve as the link between the end-user and technical teams to realize digital initiatives.Project and content development lead for annual Cambridge Science Festival, HUBweek, and other civic initiatives.Give talks and participate in other broad range of other activities, including public program support, preparation for curricular visits, campus and community outreach, and donor cultivation.Other duties as necessary.School/Unit:Harvard Art Museums EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.