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Position at Guggenheim Museum

From: Sacha Seraydarian <sseraydarian<-at->
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Media Arts Specialist
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking a Media Arts Specialist.
As a member of the Conservation Department, the Media Arts
Specialist will report directly to the Chief Conservator and will
also take direction from the Director, Exhibition Planning and
Implementation New York. The Media Arts Specialist specializes in
the installation and preservation of artworks that employ video,
audio, film, computers, and all other types of electronic media.
Primary responsibility is overseeing the successful installation and
proper maintenance of all multi-media artworks installed at the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated
to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art,
architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily
of the modern and contemporary periods.  The Guggenheim realizes
this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs,
research initiatives, and publications.  The Guggenheim strives to
engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience
through its unique network of museums and partnerships.  With nearly
three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its
network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will oversee temporary employees for
this area.

Key Responsibilities:

    Consult on the installation of multi-media works for all
    Guggenheim-organized exhibitions, providing curators, exhibition
    designers, registrars, conservators and other members of the
    exhibition team with information needed to develop exhibition

    Actively collaborate with conservators, curators, and registrars
    to archive media works in the collection, to document future
    media acquisitions, and to develop long-term strategies for
    preserving multi-media artworks, including creating installation
    documentation in the museum's collection database (TMS).

    Oversee the installation, deinstallation, and maintenance of
    media artworks for all exhibitions at 1071, including but not
    limited to: creating and managing multi-media budgets; directing
    temporary staff; and specifying and purchasing equipment.  Must
    be hands on regarding these needs.

    Oversee the installation and deinstallation of media artworks at
    other international venues as assigned, traveling as needed to
    ensure all artwork and equipment is properly handled.

    Work with conservators on loan evaluations and preparation of
    artworks to be lent to other institutions, including
    specification of equipment, formats, and budgets to ensure
    appropriate presentation of media works. Travel as courier when

    Manage inventory of multi-media equipment

Qualifications and Requirements:

    5 years relevant museum work experience

    Demonstrated technical skills in programming, fabrication,
    electronics, film and video

    Familiarity with preservation issues surrounding multi-media

    Excellent communication skills

    Management experience

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical,
dental, life, disability and pension plan coverage.  Our staff also
enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a
variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores and a
stimulating and collegial work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter,
including salary expectations, to employment<-at->guggenheim<.>org.
Indicate the job title "Media Arts Specialist" in the subject line.
Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position
will be contacted.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:5
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 11, 2009
                        Message Id: cdl-23-5-027
Received on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009

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