Re: FYI museum film job opening, please forward

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 19 2009 - 10:29:39 PDT

Why am I thinking that Mr. Bean would have the right charisma for
this job?


On Jun 18, 2009, at 8:51 PM, Anna Biller wrote:

> Begin forwarded message:
>> 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
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