Five Jobs: Steadfast Edition

by Hannah Garner on August 27, 2013 Five Jobs

Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, © Metropolitan Museum

This week we have five jobs that call, first and foremost, for responsibility. If an intense work ethic (and more than a smidgeon of perfectionism) is the name of your game, one of these could be right up your alley.

  • Manager of Institutional Development at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (New York, NY)

How to apply

You need serious development and fundraising experience for this job. The Guggenheim handles millions of dollars in donations, grants, and other fundraising initiatives per year, so connections and social skills are needed. You’ll be busy keeping track of donors and grant opportunities, and liaising with the development team and other departments to raise money for the foundation’s projects.

  • Executive Director at ArtBridge (New York, NY)

How to apply

ArtBridge is seeking to add an Executive Director position to its small organization. With only two staff members listed on the organization’s website, the non-profit launches public art installations in construction sites throughout New York City. They are responsible for the photography exhibition encircling the Barclays Center. Like the Guggenheim, ArtBridge is looking for a candidate who’s been around the block when it comes to managing the organization, and developing long-term fundraising goals. This job, though, probably requires getting your hands dirty from time to time.

  • Administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)

How to apply

Head up the administrative operations in the Met’s Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas departments. The job will include determining staffing needs, managing the department’s budget, and a variety of administrative tasks. You should have a keen critical eye and a leader’s spirit, not to mention meticulous multi-tasking and managerial skills. A minimum of five years of experience in a similar setting (be it a museum or business) is required, but a Bachelor’s in an art-related field is not.

  • Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA) (Philadelphia, PA)

How to apply

Be a curator in New York’s fifth borough at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. For this job, you should already have been a contemporary art curator for seven years or more and be invested in the educational mission of PAFA’s School of Fine Arts. They’re looking for a strong vision to direct their “substantial new collections endowment”. In other words, you’ll be in charge of purchasing new work for their collection.

  • Project Curator of Native American Art at the Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, New Jersey)

How to apply

If you have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Native American art and culture, you could spearhead the two-year reinstallation of the museum’s Native American collection at the Montclair Art Museum. You will need at least three years of curatorial experience for this part-time, project-based position to revamp the museum’s Native American gallery.

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