Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking a gallery alumni fellow to join the Knowledge Commons in the Harold F. Johnson Library. This is a one-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.
The gallery alumni fellow, reporting to the associate librarian for the Knowledge Commons and working closely with the director of the gallery, will provide support and training for students in exhibition-related production, installation, curation, and research. The gallery alumni fellow will be committed to developing a community of artistic practice and knowledge production across campus (including liaising with faculty, staff, and students in Studio Arts, Film/Photo, Design Center and other related areas, and particularly in support of Div III work) and help students gain access to the resources located in the Knowledge Commons (research librarians, media services, archives and art collections, writing center, etc.). The goal is to create a rich environment for undergraduates to easily access services to support their creative production, and to ensure referrals between the resources are seamless. The gallery alumni fellow will also assist as needed in collections cataloguing, curation, installation, campus programming, and public engagement in the Hampshire College Art Gallery, and train and supervise student employees. This position requires occasional evening hours, but would be most relevant in the preparation for Div 3-heavy exhibition months late February - early May. The fellow will also be expected to work some evening hours, in coordination with the Knowledge Commons evening services. Weekend hours will be needed around exhibition installation deadlines and/or student events in the Gallery. The fellow should be available to assist with visitor engagement during our weekly Sunday open hours, 2-5pm.
A recent bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, awarded between May 2014 and May 2017, is required.The ideal candidate will have experience with a selection of the following skills: Demonstrated experience and creative problem-solving skills in installing a variety of art media in a gallery context: sculpture, painting, installation, video and new media; Web applications such as Wordpress, Moodle, Drupal; and Software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office. Proficient writing style, skills in social media strategy, and graphic design. Interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit, project management skills, organizational skills, and self-motivation are important. Candidate must possess an interest in and ability to connect students with resources, and to identify opportunities for optimizing efficiency and clarity in exhibition procedures. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds, and empowering students of all abilities is essential. The candidate must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
This is a one-year, 17.50 hour /week, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.