Dia:Beacon Part-Time Gallery Attendant
Curatorial Research Internship
Dia:Beacon Part Time Gallery Attendant
, located near the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, is the museum of Dia Art Foundation, and presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. Since its opening, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city of Beacon into a vibrant arts destination for visitors from the region, New York City, and beyond—attracting over 75,000 visitors per year.
Dia:Beacon seeks a part-time Gallery Attendant to work 2 – 3 days a week including weekends and most holidays. The hours fluctuate seasonally and are: April-October, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm, Thursday through Monday; November-December, 10:30 am – 4:30pm, Friday – Monday; January-March, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday through Monday.
The Part Time Gallery Attendant is responsible for providing a positive, professional, and safe environment for Dia:Beacon visitors and its collection. The position requires teamwork and collaboration, and knowledge of the collection at Dia:Beacon, as well as the history, sites, and mission of Dia Art Foundation. The Part Time Gallery Attendant enforces rules and regulations as necessary to assist visitors and protect the collections.
• Monitor visitor interactions with the collection and facility; assist and guide the public.
• Communicate effectively about the collection, the facility, and Dia's mission, sites, and history.
• Provide museum information, membership information, coat/bag check assistance, and general information about the City of Beacon, Dutchess County, and other cultural locations in the Hudson Valley.
• Monitor all safety regulations and demonstrate ability to assist in case of an emergency; attending Dia:Beacon’s EAP training, fire drills, and First Aid/CPR/Heart-Saver classes.
• Assist with special events and programming, and help Visitor Services Managers with VIP visits as needed.
• Coordinate and perform light maintenance of the building and grounds prior to opening, during public hours, and after museum closes.
• College level credits or degree in an arts field preferred.
• Superb customer service skills and experience working with the public required.
• Knowledge of Dia Art Foundation's mission, sites, and history preferred.
• Must have the ability to work independently.
• Requires prolonged periods of standing and walking around within the gallery space
Part-time employees are eligible for paid sick days and paid time off in lieu of holidays worked as well as participation in the 401(k) savings program. Dia:Beacon employees have the opportunity to learn about the collections through presentations by curators, artists, writers, and historians. Staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations. Beacon area or Hudson Valley residency preferred. Dia Art Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
For consideration, please e-mail a letter of interest and a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. No phone calls or e-mails to addresses other than the one specified, please. Applicant must be able to provide employment references upon request. Previous applicants need not apply.
Deadline to apply: May 4, 2015
Curatorial Research Internship
Dia Art Foundation seeks a graduate student for a Curatorial Research Internship beginning in June 2015. Founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is dedicated to commissioning, supporting, and preserving contemporary works of art and performance, and to fostering critical discourse.
The Curatorial Research Intern will work directly with Dia’s Curatorial team, and have the opportunity to become familiar with Dia’s methodology and history by conducting in-depth research for artists in the collection, as well as current commissioned exhibitions and programs, and performance program. The Research Intern will also have the opportunity to conduct research on various artists involved with the exhibition programs and projects, as well the as well as the scholars, writers and artists involved with public programs. The intern will work under the supervision of the Assistant Curator.
• Conduct long and short term research projects on artists and works in the Dia’s collection.
• Assist with outreach to artists, scholars and writers associated with the exhibition, programs, and publication.
• Assist with curatorial functions involving the department’s digital and physical archive.
• Prepare scholarly research on artists in Dia’s collection and maintain records and files related to the exhibition and public programs outlined above.
• Assist in bibliographic and biographical research associated with Dia’s forthcoming publications.
• Conduct weekly visits to local libraries and assist with related inquiries from the public and scholars.
• Dia will consider applicants enrolled in a graduate-level art history or similar program, preferably with a focus in postwar art.
• Must demonstrate exceptional research and writing skills as well as excellent verbal communication skills.
• Must have strong interest in contemporary art.
The hours of this unpaid internship are a minimum of 2 days per week, 10am-6pm. The position is based in Dia’s office in Chelsea, New York City. A nominal stipend will be provided to cover travel and lunch expenses.
For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or C.V., and two writing samples (academic or museum-related material) to email@example.com.
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2015