Opportunities

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY POSITIONS

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Positions are available throughout the academic year. Students will work at front desk assisting with visitor services. Weekend and evening availability will be needed from time to time.

When available, positions will be listed on the Syracuse University Online Employment Site, under student employment. Please be sure to consult the Financial Aid office to check eligibility and funding available in your account prior to contacting the gallery.


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATES

Instructional Associate positions are available each academic year.  Associates are assigned to a staff member/department but overlap in responsibilities with a variety of museum specialty areas.  Currently, the positions focus on collections management, digital archiving, and preparation. Process is highly selective and preference is given to Graduate Students in Museum Studies, Art History and Studio Arts. Each position requires 20 hours per week.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANT

The Syracuse University Art Galleries seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to be a Registration/ Collections Assistant. This individual will assist the Registrar with collection management projects including accessioning incoming objects, condition reports for incoming/outgoing exhibitions, and collection inventory. This position requires a working knowledge of collection and accessioning practices, general art handling knowledge, and experience working with a variety of media in regards to capturing documentation and completing condition reports.  Completion of Museum Studies Course 607 (Collections Management) is preferred.

This position is 20/hours per week, and would have a start date on/around August 15, 2019.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 22, 2019.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview.

Applications should be addressed to:

Laura Wellner
Registrar
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Or, submitted digitally to:

lwellner@syr.edu and copy suart@syr.edu

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

The Syracuse University Art Galleries seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to assist the Exhibition and Collection Manager with a variety of collection-based projects.  The main projects will revolve around the active Campus Loan program, assisting in the installation and inventory of over 1000 works installed in campus offices and buildings; and aiding in the Traveling Exhibitions Program, focusing on matting and framing of artwork, completing incoming and outgoing condition reports, and packing crates.

This position requires a working knowledge of collection and accessioning practices, general art handling and framing knowledge, and experience completing condition reports.  Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to multi-task a variety of projects are required. Completion of Museum Studies course 607 (Collections Management) and MUS 601 Museum Preparation & Installation, or equivalent experience, is a plus.

This position is 20/hours per week, and would have a start date on/around August 15, 2019.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 22, 2019.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview.

Applications should be addressed to:

Emily Dittman
Collection and Exhibition Manager
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Or, submitted digitally to:
ekdittma@syr.edu and copy suart@syr.edu

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

The Syracuse University Art Galleries seeks a self-motivated, organized and disciplined individual to assist the Preparator with a variety of collection-based projects. This includes assisting with the installation of museum collections, exhibits, and special projects for the SUArt Galleries at the Shaffer Art Building and occasionally at the  Palitz Gallery at Lubin House in New York City. They will also assist with the Campus Loan Program staging and installing art in University buildings, and preparing works (mat, frame and pack) for the Traveling Exhibition Program. Painting, drywall repair and other carpentry skills are preferred.

This position requires a working knowledge of collection practices, general art handling and framing knowledge, and experience completing condition reports.  Completion of Museum Studies course 607 (Collections Management) and MUS 601 Museum Preparation & Installation, or equivalent experience, is a plus.

This position is 20/hours per week, and would have a start date on/around August 15, 2019.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by February 22, 2019.  Qualified applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards for an interview.

Applications should be addressed to:

Dylan Otts
Preparator
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244

Or, submitted digitally to:
dpotts@syr.edu and copy suart@syr.edu


 INTERNSHIPS

The SUArt Galleries offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students. The internships aim to familiarize students with the operations of a gallery/museum, gaining hands on experience working on a variety of gallery based projects. Prior museum experience is not required; coursework in art history, museum studies or related fields is useful and preferred for curatorial and collection positions.

CURATORIAL 
Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, and assisting with the development of exhibition concepts.

COLLECTIONS
Assist the Registration/ Collections team through research and documentation. Potential projects include photographing works, completing object accession worksheets, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition. The intern may also assist with the building and organization of collection files, provenance research, and compiling and updating biographical information for all artist files.

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Develop promotional campaigns in support of SUArt exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, and contribute to the SUArt social media platforms.

EDUCATION
Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee planning and execution of SUArt Kids family programming; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and for the traveling exhibition program.

Applying for Internships

To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to suart@syr.edu and indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for.
If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.