Job: Smithsonian and Philadelphia Univ.

1.)
Associate Curator of Latino Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, D.C.

Advance the museum’s Latino presence through collections, exhibitions, programs, development, and other initiatives. The Associate Curator will recommend acquisitions, organize a major exhibition of Latino artworks from the collection, and develop bilingual activities that will encourage broad appreciation for Latino cultures.

Exhibition responsibilities include proposing a thesis for an exhibition drawn from the museum’s collection, researching artworks, and writing a major essay for the exhibition catalogue that addresses significant issues in the field. The Associate Curator of Latino Art will collaborate with program staff to develop gallery activities and an on-line presence related to the museum’s Latino collection. The Associate Curator will assist the development office in identifying potential donors and partners for short- and long-term initiatives that ensure the future of Latino Art within the museum’s program.

A graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in art history, American studies, cultural studies, or a related field is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate broad knowledge of U.S. Latino art and culture across the full spectrum of Latino communities and an ability to research and write about the full range of art media (paintings, murals, sculptures, photography, prints, drawings,crafts, folk art, and video). The museum seeks to broadly represent art across all U.S. Latino communities, in all media, from various periods, and by artists from different Latino ethnicities and communities. Applicants will be rated on breadth of knowledge, as well as experience in the areas of scholarship, exhibition organization, collections management, and public program development on the theme of Latino art. Position will start at the GS-11 or GS-12 grade level, depending on qualifications.

This is a three-year federal appointment and includes benefits. As a federal position it must be filled by a U.S. citizen. The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.

Click here for full announcement and application information. (Search on announcement #295822).

Applications must be submitted on-line by the closing date of March 1, 2010.

2.)
Full-time, renewable-contract faculty member
Philadelphia University
School of Engineering and Textiles

Qualifications:
The successful applicant should have a minimum of 3-5 years industrial experience; understanding of the global nature of the fashion consumer products industry (including but not limited to, apparel, textiles, as well as home and lifestyle products); sourcing, costing, quality assurance and fashion theory are areas with which the successful applicant should have familiarity. Previous management and organizational skills are a plus. Master’s degree required.

Responsibilities:
Teach graduate and undergraduate students in the field of Fashion Industry Management;Collaborate across disciplines/fields

Application:
Please send a resume, cover letter and names and addresses of three references to the address below. Applicants should present credentials for consideration by March 15, 2010.

Contact:
Professor Natalie W. Nixon
School of Engineering and Textiles
Philadelphia University
Henry Avenue & School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

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