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Position at Berea College

From: Meghan C. Doherty <meghan_doherty<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Curatorial Assistant with Emphasis in Textile Arts
Berea College

Berea College invites applications for a Curatorial Assistant with
an emphasis in fibers and textile arts, beginning July 1, 2013. This
is a grant-funded, full-time, twelve-month, one-year position in the
Art and Art History program, with full employee benefits. Berea
College has undertaken a full inventory of its Art Collection. The
next stage of this process is to re-house and stabilize our textile
collection, which consists of approximately 700 objects, ranging
broadly in origin and material.  The curatorial assistant will work
closely with the Director and Curator to plan and implement a
comprehensive and consistent re-housing of the textile collection.
Berea College is an undergraduate work college that offers a BA in
Art with concentrations in studio art and art history.

Candidates should have completed an M.A. in textile conservation,
art history, museum studies, historic preservation, or a related
field and have previous museum-related experience.  The ideal
candidate will have demonstrated understanding of museum standards
and their implementation; have strong communication, interpersonal,
organizational, and planning skills; and have the ability to work
both independently and on a team.

Please submit application materials to

    Dr. Eileen McKiernan Gonzalez
    Program Coordinator of Art and Art History

including: letter of application, curriculum vita, short statement
of research interests, three recommendation letters, and unofficial
transcripts.  For full consideration, all application materials must
be received by April 26, 2013.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first
coeducational and interracial college in the South.  With an
emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea
enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries.  As a
reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education,
Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts
college in the United States.  Berea admits only students whose
families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards
each of them a four-year tuition scholarship.  Berea's students
excel in the College's supportive but demanding academic
environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate
from college.  The College is one of seven federally recognized Work
Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work
10-12 hours per week.  Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety
of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts,
business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn
graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains,
the town of Berea (population 16,000) lies forty miles south of
Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati,
Louisville, and Knoxville.  More information about Berea College is
available at


Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial
love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn
and work here.

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