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Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photography Collection
Job Requisition Number: 66421
100% FTE; 3-year, fixed-term appointment
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is seeking a full-time archivist to lead the Warhol Photography Collection Project. From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol used his Minox 35EL camera to meticulously document his daily life. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection includes more than 3,500 photographic negatives and 3,600 contact sheets of multiple photographs. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection is a new addition to the Cantor's existing collection of Warhol works and reaffirms the university's preeminence in the study of the history of photography, from Eadweard Muybridge to Carleton Watkins to Andy Warhol to Robert Frank to Lee Friedlander. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection Project Archivist is responsible for planning the long-term access to the collection for scholars, students and curators. The Archivist is also responsible for the organizing, processing, digitizing and archival storage of the collection. In addition, they will work with Cantor’s curatorial staff on the exhibition and publication of the collection.
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Digital Media Manager
Job Requisition Number: 66420
100% FTE, 2-year, fixed term appointment
The Cantor Arts Center is seeking a Digital Media Manager to develop an engaging web and social presence for the museum. Work with team to develop and implement new website and maintain website and social media platforms ongoing. Coordinate developers and designers to finalize and implement a new website and work closely with all departments to update web content for the museum and establish new procedures. Support cross-departmental and interdisciplinary digital projects across campus for special exhibitions and collections-related initiatives. Under direct supervision, coordinate the planning, maintenance, and accessibility of the Cantor Arts Center website content and related content. Ensure the layout, positioning, navigation, and look and feel of content is consistent across the organization. Mentor student interns to maintain social media presence and consistent messaging; identify new platforms and grow Cantor’s social media presence. Generate basic design standards and signage for stanchions and temporary graphics. Serve the staff as a digital resource for technological projects in-gallery (including iPad kiosk displays) and web projects to maintain consistent level of excellence and cohesive visual strategy for the museum.
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Membership Coordinator, Cantor/Anderson
Job Requisition Number: 66014
This position supports the membership program for the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Stewardship responsibilities for membership includes processing membership payments, producing membership renewal notices and acknowledgements and managing RSVP’s for member events and programs.
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Family Sunday Art Educator
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
The art educator will join a team of creative, experienced educators to teach Studio Art-Making sessions on our highly popular Family Sundays. Responsibilities include designing and teaching lesson plans inspired by objects in our collections and geared toward young visitors (ages pre-K to grade 5), corresponding with Cantor staff for lesson plan development and administrative tasks, and assisting with art-making for special events as needed. Lesson plans will be created in bulk in the spring/summer months and taught throughout the year. Candidates should be able to introduce a range of new techniques, elements of art, and media; demonstrate best practices in educational pedagogy; and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Art educators also attend mandatory training sessions approximately three times a year and one-on-one meetings with Family Programs staff for lesson plan review. The right candidate should be organized, detail-oriented, and personable; exhibit strong communication skills; possess a solid teaching background; and express interest in working in museums and with young audiences. The position would require working approximately 4 hours on Sundays once a month at the Cantor plus additional hours during lesson planning months in the summer, to be completed at home. Degree requirements: MA or MFA in studio art, art history, early childhood education, museum studies, or a related field. To apply, please submit a cover letter, one-page resume, and any work samples to Michelle Ho, Education Programs Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Sunday Ambassadors
Applications accepted on rolling basis.
The Cantor Arts Center is hiring twelve Family Sunday Ambassadors to work during the highly popular Family Sunday program in the summer. Candidates should be highly motivated, reliable individuals who demonstrate interest in art or museum work, take initiative, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with families and young children. Ambassadors are expected to work on average two Sundays per month for at least six months; excellent attendance is a must. Hours are 12:15 to 3:30 pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line, "Family Sunday Ambassador," to email@example.com. Please note that candidates should not apply to a single role; Ambassadors will be trained to fulfill all four roles and will rotate on a weekly basis:
Studio Assistants work with a professional art educator to present unique studio art-making experiences each week. Responsibilities include explaining the lesson, elements of art, and techniques to families, maintaining art supplies, preparing materials, assisting the art educator as needed, and managing setup and cleanup of the studio.
Welcome Table Assistants are the first point of contact for Family Sunday visitors. In addition to informing families about Family Sunday activities, they ensure the smooth flow of visitors. Responsibilities include greeting family visitors, providing families with information about the day's tour and art project, managing tour and art-making sign-ups, tracking metrics, and helping guide families in and out of the art-making studio.
Art Pack Assistants manage the organization and distribution of Art Packs, which contain materials for visitors to use independently in the museum. Responsibilities include signing out Art Packs, explaining museum guidelines, maintaining the quality of the materials, circulating throughout the galleries to engage families in thoughtful drawing experiences.
Tour Assistants help docents lead tour groups by tracking the time and number of participants, recording notes and comments, managing group dynamics, and helping families move through the galleries. Family Sundays offer four half-hour tours; after the final tour, tour assistants will use their remaining time to assist with studio art-making or art pack duties.
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