Fwd: FYI museum film job opening, please forward

From: Anna Biller (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 18 2009 - 20:51:21 PDT


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> From: Lane Relyea <email suppressed>
> Date: June 18, 2009 8:35:53 PM PDT
> To: Lane Relyea <email suppressed>
> Subject: FYI museum film job opening, please forward
>
> thanks for sharing this job listing with anyone you think might be
> interested...
>
>
> Curator of Film and Director of Block Cinema
>
> The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
> seeks a curator of film and director of Block Cinema. This is a
> permanent, full-time, professional staff position reporting to the
> Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum. The curator of film
> should be a dynamic, creative, and charismatic individual who can
> immediately assume a leadership role for all aspects related to the
> Museumís film program.
>
> Responsibilities include:
>
> Curating and programming ca. 110 films each year (three ten-film
> series per quarter), including film programming integrated with the
> Museumís exhibitions
> Directing and supervising a staff of ten part-time student employees
> and an organization of 50 student volunteers
> Drafting, gaining approval, and managing a growing operating budget
> of $100,000
> Managing the publication of a quarterly calendar and a student film
> magazine
> Managing Pick-Laudati Auditorium, its staff and technologies for all
> museum programs as well as scheduled university classes
> Determining exhibition topics and curating occasional exhibitions in
> the Museumís galleries on film topics
> Representing and promoting the Block Museum and Block Cinema on
> local, regional, national and international stages, for example
> citywide international film festivals and at the Toronto
> International Film Festival
>
> Requirements:
>
> Bachelorís degree
> Extensive knowledge of film history, the film industry, and motion
> picture rights
> Established relationships with film rental companies and archives
> Experience working with students or volunteers
> A high level of competency with reel-to-reel film projection (both
> 35mm and 16mm) as well as video projection
> Ability to work with the Museumís director, development officers,
> and grant writers to cultivate donors and generate funding
> Experience in managing budgets
> Experience hiring, firing, supervising staff
> Excellent oral and written communications skills
> Ability to work in a university and museum environment
> Application Deadline: Screening of candidates will begin July 1,
> 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete
> application will consist of a cover letter, resume, contact
> information for three references, and three examples of film
> programming experience (e.g. previous calendars or series). Send
> applications to: Block Cinema Search Committee, Mary and Leigh Block
> Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL, 60208-2410.
>
> Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated
> start date: early fall 2009.
>
> Located in Evanston, Illinois, the first northerly suburb of
> Chicago, the Block Museum and Block Cinema are integral to the
> educational program of Northwestern University and are important
> destination points for the arts and film for Chicagoís North Shore
> and beyond. The Museum organizes and hosts exhibitions that explore
> both contemporary and historical art, including film, video and new
> media art, prints and photographs. The Museum is accredited by the
> American Association of Museums. For more information, visit http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu

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