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Jen Haller

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Availability:

Position Type:

New York

New York

United States of America

Years in the field:

1 – 5 Years

Areas of Expertise

Curatorial/Collections, Distance/Digital Learning, Education, Exhibits development, Project Management, Social Media, Other

Experienced Curatorial/Exhibitions professional with experience in museums, editing/writing. Skilled in Art History, curating, research, & writing/editing. Education includes: MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. PhD candidate in Comparative Literature (literature/visual arts), CUNY Grad Center. Current position: part-time; looking a full-time position or a second part-time job (remote/work from home positions are also very welcome)

 

Exhibitions Associate

The Nassau County Museum of Art, 06/2018 - present

• Conceptualize, organize, curate, and manage six exhibitions per year across two exhibition spaces in collaboration with the Museum's Director/Chief Curator and Deputy Director/Chief Registrar.
• Specialist: Modern and Contemporary Art.
• Conduct scholarly research on artworks, artists, and (art) historical/contemporary contexts.
• Write for and edit scholarly museum publications (e.g. exhibition catalogue essays, publicity materials, interpretive didactics, press releases, and online content).
• Liaise with artists, collectors, galleries, and museums to determine necessary specifications and logistics of art loans and/or commissions.
• Initiate and negotiate all art loans, contracts, and condition reports.
• Organize and maintain exhibitions databases and curatorial files.
• Actively participate in a curatorial sub-committee regarding the curatorial planning and objectives in the museum’s teaching gallery.
• Maintain the safe keeping of the permanent collection and research prospective acquisitions.
• Consult with curatorial colleagues on the care of a broad range of materiality, including works of mixed media and time-based media.
• Collaborate with the education department and liaise with with the development department on a daily basis.
• Research, prepare, and present university-level multimedia lectures relating to current exhibitions to docents as part of their training.
• Liaise with the development department, assisting with grant narratives, as well as in identifying and cultivating prospective donors.
• Foster and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues across Museum and external institutions, scholars, collectors, gallerists, donors, etc.
• Respond to internal departments and the general public with queries regarding exhibitions.
• Mentor and supervise departmental interns.
• Attend and represent the museum at professional conferences and events.
• Other duties as assigned.