IU Art Museum Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships for 2012-2013- Deadline: March 15, 2012

2 CURATORIAL ASSISTANTSHIPS (ASIAN ART, WESTERN ART BEFORE 1800)

Duties: Assist a museum curator in areas such as research, cataloguing, exhibition preparation, and expanding/entering records in computerized collections management system. Provide access to study/storage collections for faculty, students, and visiting scholars.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2012–13 academic year. Strong art history background required; candidates in all fields are welcome, but qualified graduate students in art history are given preference. Background in the area in which you are applying is strongly preferred.

Compensation: Each of these graduate assistantships includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

WORKS-ON-PAPER ASSISTANTSHIP (TENTATIVE)

Duties: Assist the curator of works on paper in the maintenance of the museum’s prints, drawings, and photographs and in making them accessible to students, faculty, and researchers.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2012–13 academic year. Art history background and experience in art handling preferred. Candidates in all fields are welcome, but qualified graduate students in art history or the Fine Arts studio program are given preference.

Compensation: This graduate assistantship includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP

Duties: Assist the museum’s associate director for editorial services in a variety of tasks including proofreading, formatting, and copy editing of a wide range of museum publications. Assignments may include some writing as well.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2012–13 academic year. At least one year of graduate-level work (two years preferred) in an appropriate field (art history, English, SLIS, arts administration, etc.) and thorough fluency in Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel required; previous editing experience, familiarity with database applications, and familiarity with desk-top publishing are highly desirable.

Compensation: This graduate assistantship includes a stipend, a fee remission, and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans.

FESS FELLOWSHIP (TENTATIVE)

Duties: Assist with the inventory and cataloguing of the museum’s works on paper.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time graduate student (minimum 8 credit hours per semester) enrolled at Indiana University for the 2012–13 academic year. Strong art history background is required. Candidates in all fields are welcome, but qualified graduate students in art history are given preference. Applicants with a knowledge of photography or printmaking are especially encouraged. Some cataloguing experience preferred.

Award: This fellowship includes a stipend and enrollment in IU’s student appointee medical and dental plans. It does not include a fee remission.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR ALL POSITIONS:

Send a resume and cover letter to Diane Pelrine, Associate Director for Curatorial Services, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405. The cover letter should include:

–position(s) for which you are applying (if applying for more than one, please rank your preferences)

–why you want to work at the museum

–your major area(s) of study (undergraduate and graduate)

–other potential support (If you are applying elsewhere, please indicate where you would prefer to receive funding.)

–previous Indiana University graduate student support received, including years of support

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. All appointments are subject to budget confirmation.  ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GRADUATE WORK STUDY AT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, March 15, 2012

For more information, call Diane Pelrine, 855-1036.

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