NO PHONE CALLS, RECRUITERS, OR STAFFING AGENCIES. International Arts & Artists is an equal opportunity employer.

IA&A is a private non-profit, comprehensive arts services organization. Founded in 1995, IA&A is using innovative approaches to respond to the needs of the international arts community. IA&A promotes international and cross-cultural understanding by working with more than 600 museums and cultural institutions, showcasing a wide range of diverse artists, arts movements and cultural programs. IA&A has provided cross-cultural experiences to millions of people at institutions in all 50 states and in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, Vietnam and other countries, in an effort to make the arts more available to a broad segment of the population.

Traveling Exhibition Department Director
International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a non-profit visual arts organization based in the Dupont Circle area of Washington DC seeks a director for its traveling exhibition service to lead a staff of seven professionals as well as interns. Qualified candidates’ primary obligations will be:

  1. Securing and developing appropriate traveling exhibitions from museums, foundations, private lenders and other sources to be presented in museums around the U.S. and elsewhere.
  2. Maintaining and developing the organization’s network of partners and collaborators.
  3. Ensuring the department meets its service and budgetary obligations.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Appropriate relevant degree(s), a minimum of bachelor’s degree, higher level of education prefered.
  • Proven substantial experience as a museum professional
  • Experience with all aspects of traveling exhibitions
  • Network and contacts within the museum and art world
  • Proven dynamic leadership ability

To be considered a candidate must be passionate about the arts, and particularly the use of the arts in bringing understanding across cultural and international boundaries.   Candidates must be knowledgeable, motivated, and energized, and have proven leadership and management experience.

Contact: christinep@artsandartists.org with the Subject: “Exhibition Department Director” and the following documents:

  • cover letter (please include current salary and expected minimum salary)
  • resume with chronological itemized job history
  • verifiable academic credentials
  • references by direct supervisors from at least the past 7 years of employment (please include contact information)

For your application to be considered, all of the above documents must be included.   The closing date for this application will be July 31, 2018, however hire may be made sooner upon selection of the appropriate candidate.

IA&A is a non-profit, comprehensive arts services organization. Founded in 1995, IA&A promotes international and cross-cultural understanding through its services to more than 500 museums and cultural institutions. IA&A’s traveling exhibition service provides the largest number of fine arts and decorative arts exhibitions touring in the United States. Additionally, IA&A runs a cultural exchange program, an in-house design studio and an on-site contemporary arts space.  IA&A collaborates with institutions throughout the United States and with numerous institutions abroad making the arts more accessible to the broadest possible audiences. For more information, please visit our website at www.artsandartists.org.

International Arts & Artists is an equal opportunity employer.

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS; NO RECRUITERS OR STAFFING AGENCIES.

Head Registrar
IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service seeks an experienced and motivated individual to join its team as Head Registrar.

Job Description:

  • Reports to the Director of Traveling Exhibition Service (TES).
  • Supervise other registrars or related staff.
  • Manages registrarial duties for approximately 35 traveling exhibitions from early development through dispersal.
  • Works directly with Director and Exhibition Development Coordinator to develop new exhibitions.
  • For each exhibition, supervises or acts as the registrarial point of contact for the organizing institution, independent curator, lender(s), and/or venues.
  • Works with IA&A Exhibition Manager (EM) to determine object and logistical needs of exhibition during development and throughout the duration of the tour.
  • With EM, create exhibition budget and maintain costs.
  • Create department budget forecasting and continually update anticipated expenditures.
  • Oversees receipt of income payments.
  • Creates or delegates and approves exhibition checklist, crate lists, condition report notebooks, packing notes, and installation manual for each exhibition for distribution to traveling exhibition venues.
  • Supervises shipping for approximately 40+ domestic and international exhibition transits annually.
  • Assesses shipping costs and income from venues for outgoing and prorated shipping.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates packing/crating, customs brokerage, insurance, courier arrangements, and exhibition consolidation and dispersal.
  • Travel as exhibition courier, multiple exhibitions, multiple annual trips.
  • Informs venues of special handling and security needs of objects through checklists and installation manuals, as well as via direct communication,.
  • Oversees annual insurance policy and insurance claims.
  • Review, submit, and implement comments/suggestions on all contracts (venue, loan, lender, collaborator, curator).
  • Process or delegate signed loan agreements for co-signature, copies to lenders, etc.
  • Supervise organization and maintenance of images for checklists, condition reports, and installation manuals.
  • Supervise exhibition files maintenance.
  • Manages art collection of over 400 works and promised works: organizing movement or artwork, conservation needs, ensure object location recorded in Access database.
  • Review facility reports, venue condition notes, and COI’s.
  • Assists EMs on exhibition catalogue development specifically on object identification and lender credits.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in fine arts, art history, museum studies, or archaeology.
  • 5 FTE years of professional experience working in a museum setting, specifically on exhibition registration.
  • Firsthand experience and knowledge of regulations including CITES, domestic and international U.S. Indemnity, U.S. Immunity from Seizure.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with museum standards of practice
  • Skill in handling, moving, and packing fragile works of art.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of museum exhibitions and how they are generally organized.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining exhibition budget.
  • Demonstrated success at meeting competing deadlines and achieving performance goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations with grace.
  • Forward thinking and enthusiastic.
  • Success at exercising initiative and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Ability to travel regularly nationally, and sometimes internationally

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to christinep@artsandartists.org.

Associate Registrar
IA&A seeks an experienced and motivated individual to join its Traveling Exhibition Service as an Associate Registrar. Full time position available immediately. Application deadline June 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2018

Job Description

  • Reports to the Head Registrar of Traveling Exhibition Service (TES).
  • Manages registrar duties to approximately 35 exhibitions, either in development or on tour
  • For each assigned exhibition, serves as the registrar point of contact for the organizing institution, independent curator, lender(s), and/or venues. Works with them and IA&A Exhibition Project Manager (EPM) to determine object and logistical needs of exhibition during development and throughout the duration of the tour.
  • Creates exhibition checklist, crate lists, packing notes, condition report notebooks, and installation manual for each exhibition for distribution to traveling exhibition venues.
  • Coordinates shipping for exhibitions, domestic and international with supervision, approximately 40 transits annually. Maintains records for each shipment via exhibition shipping chart.
  • Coordinates packing/crating, customs brokerage, insurance, courier arrangements, and exhibition consolidation and dispersal.
  • Travels as exhibition courier: multiple exhibitions, multiple annual trips.
  • Via checklist and installation manual, as well as via direct communication, informs venues of special handling, security needs of objects.
  • Assists with annual insurance policy and insurance claims.
  • Assists with conservation needs of IA&A collection and objects in exhibitions.
  • Reviews and submits comments/suggestions on all contracts (venue, loan, lender, collaborator, and curator).
  • Assists in revisions of standard loan agreement/contract language as necessary.
  • Processes signed loan agreements for co-signature, copies to lenders, etc.
  • Organizes and maintains images for checklists, condition reports, and installation manuals.
  • Creates and maintains exhibition files
  • Manages art collection of 375 works, as directed by supervisor, organizing movement of artwork, conservation needs, and recording object location in collection database.
  • Creates exhibition registration budget for review by supervisor, assists with budget forecasting and continually updates expenditures and anticipated expenditures.
  • Submits vendor invoices and invoice requests.
  • Reviews facility reports, venue condition notes, and COI’s. Provides summary to supervisor.
  • Assists EPM on exhibition catalogue development specifically on object identification and lender credits, with supervision.
  • Assists in training Assistant Registrar, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree preferred in fine arts, art history, museum studies, or archaeology.
  • 2 FTE years of professional experience working in a museum setting, specifically on exhibition registration.
  • Knowledge of regulations including CITES, domestic and international U.S. Indemnity, and/or U.S. Immunity from Seizure.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with museum standards of practice.
  • Skill in handling, moving, and packing fragile works of art.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Understanding of museum exhibitions and how they are generally organized.
  • Demonstrated success at meeting competing deadlines and achieving performance goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex situations with grace.
  • Forward thinking and enthusiastic.
  • Success at exercising initiative and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

To Apply:

Email your application, including the following documents, to christinep@artsandartists.org, with the email subject line: “Associate Registrar position”:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Salary Requirements

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Exhibitions Collections Management & Marketing Interns
Department: Traveling Exhibition Service
Internship: Fall, Winter or Summer Semester
Number of Hours: 16 to 20 hours per week
Application deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are November 1 (Winter/Spring), April 1 (Summer), August 1 (Fall)

Intern will assist with the development and management of traveling exhibitions within our program of approximately 25 exhibitions on the road or in development.

Duties:

  • Assist in researching and identifying potential venues for traveling exhibitions through a variety of resources including a database of international museums and galleries.
  • Support Exhibition Managers as needed, including, but not limited to, drafting general letters and emails to promote or follow up on marketing of exhibitions, updating the website, and making sure all marketing materials provide current information.
  • Update contact information for venues in database and email program.
  • Coordinate and plan social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for exhibitions and the Hechinger Collection.
  • Manage, research, and update information for collection’s database, including image rights, artist bios, etc.
  • Assist with letters to Hechinger artists and artists’ estates to maintain and update general information, and verify image rights.
  • Research and compile information on various artists, sites, curators, etc.
  • Other administrative tasks as requested.

 

Requirements:

  • Background in art or art history preferred.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent written/verbal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of software (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel).
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Ability to multitask and work well with others.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Eileen Streeter, Communications Coordinator & Assistant Registrar (eileens@artsandartists.org), with the subject: “TES Marketing Intern Search,” with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Cultural Exchange Programs Fall Internship
Join a vibrant and busy team to learn about real projects and learn from experienced arts managers! The Intern will support program management and communications with IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs. The Intern will also work on other projects including public programming, grants, and more. The Intern will complete all of these tasks with the oversight and guidance of the Program Officer and the Director of Cultural Exchange Programs.

About Cultural Exchange Programs

Cultural Exchange Programs is a program of International Arts & Artists (IA&A), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. In addition to Cultural Exchange Programs, IA&A’s other programs include our contemporary art space IA&A at Hillyer, our Traveling Exhibition Service, and our in-house Design Studio, all of which provide services to artists, cultural institutions, and the public. Cultural Exchange Programs maintains professional and knowledgeable, yet also social and relaxed, department culture. We believe in strengthening our team by balancing work with some occasional fun, and we love collaborating with our colleagues in other departments for both.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sending, tracking, and monitoring evaluations for exchange program participants.
  • Engaging with participants to develop communications pieces, including profiles, blog posts, and more.
  • Developing content, engaging with followers, and growing social media presence.
  • Assuring program quality and compliance by reviewing program evaluations.
  • Managing mailing lists and monthly newsletters.
  • Assisting on special projects as assigned.

Why IA&A?

  • Learn about the role of the Exchange Visitor Program, nonimmigrant visas, and broader cultural diplomacy initiatives.
  • Get first-hand experience with communications and social media marketing.
  • Gain an understanding of non-profit management and operations.
  • Take a lead role on team projects with the guidance of IA&A’s arts managers and professionals.
  • See behind-the-scenes into a variety of creative career fields.
  • Participate in public events related to international engagement or career enrichment.

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2018

Start Date: September 1, 2018 is preferred. However, start date is flexible depending on applicant’s availability.

Department: Cultural Exchange Programs (CEP)

Number of Openings: 1

Number of Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week

Duration: 4 months, with the option to extend to 8 months

Compensation: While this is an unpaid internship, IA&A provides a monthly stipend in the amount equal to the Intern’s monthly public transportation costs.

Requirements:

Education: Candidates must be at least a university sophomore, and must have completed their studies within 12 months of internship start date. Currently enrolled graduate students are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate is interested in cultural diplomacy and international exchange, is well-organized and detail-oriented, has strong written and verbal communication skills, is creative and energetic, and is comfortable providing assistance in a friendly and professional manner.

To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter addressed to Christopher Sciotto, Program Officer, Cultural Exchange Programs, International Arts & Artists, to csciotto@artsandartists.org. Subject line must read “CEP Internship – Your Name”. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Gallery Exhibition & Public Programs Intern
IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring two Gallery Exhibitions & Public Programs Interns for September-December of 2018, with the option to extend. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Schedule – 16 hours per week, including one weekday and one weekend day per week. Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Life Drawing class once a month, Monthly Artist Talks, and Third Thursday CultureBlast series
  • Additional hours during exhibition installation week, as needed

 

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions (layout and hanging of artwork, lighting design)
  • Assist with planning and be present for monthly opening receptions during the First Friday of each month
  • Assist with gallery administrative needs
  • Work with gallery Programs Coordinator to develop and implement new public programming
  • Assist with ongoing public programs such as Life Drawing class, Artist Talks, Workshops, CultureBlast, etc.
  • Perform basic office and gallery tasks
  • Assist staff with improving social media, event planning, and publicizing gallery events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work

 

Requirements:

  • Art History, Fine Arts, Arts Management, or Museum Studies education preferred (Graduate student/degrees preferred)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus
  • Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)
  • Previous experience handling artwork is desired but not required
  • Previous experience in an arts setting is desired but not required

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Gallery Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Digital Media Intern
A&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Digital Media Intern for September-December of 2018. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their video/digital media skills, and learning how an arts nonprofit utilizes digital media to support its mission, promote its programs and events, and grow and diversify its audience. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Produce video and photography content primarily for social media, as well as website and emailers
  • Work with Staff to develop content such as artist interviews, exhibition previews and highlights, recordings from public programs, etc.
  • Work with Staff to publish posts for social media pages to develop and enhance community interactions, increase mission’s visibility and build social media platform’s audiences
  • Assist with development of a Digital Media plan that will tie in with Hillyer’s Marketing plan

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, be technology savvy, and a passion for digital content media
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work
  • Have access to their own video/camera equipment, and laptop with video editing software
  • Have experience producing video and audio content
  • Experience with and knowledge of programs and software needed to fulfill

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with a diverse range of social media platforms and services including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Google Analytics
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus

 

Schedule – 16-20 hours per week, including one eight hour weekday shift at the gallery working alongside staff as well as working remotely on video content, and visiting artists at their studios to film video content.
Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Monthly Artist Talks and Third Thursday CultureBlast series

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Digital Media Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

IA&A at Hillyer - Communications and Social Media Intern
IA&A at Hillyer is currently hiring a Communications and Social Media Intern for September-December of 2018, with the option to extend, with the option to extend. This position is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their marketing and communication skills, and learning how an arts nonprofit utilizes social media to support its mission, promote its programs and events, and grow and diversify its audience. We are a highly motivated staff and we look for the same qualities in our interns.

Projects and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Build network and brand awareness through social media and other outreach efforts
  • Monitor and engage with audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms
  • Create, edit, and publish daily posts for social media pages to develop and enhance community interactions, increase mission’s visibility and build social media platform’s audiences
  • Track and report on web, email and social media statistics
  • Conduct a communications audit of website, social media outlets, and digital and print materials; then draft a strategic communications plan with findings from audit
  • Assist in preparing and producing marketing and communication materials including press releases, emailers, website content, and print marketing materials as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Candidate Must:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, be technology savvy, and have a passion for social media
  • Be well organized with the ability to prioritize time sensitive projects
  • Be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Have a genuine interest in arts and non-profit related work

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with a diverse range of social media platforms and services including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Google Analytics
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience in marketing and communications
  •  Experience with Microsoft Office; Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator a plus

 

Schedule – 16 hours per week, including one weekday and one weekend day per week
Plus, Intern must be available for:

  • Monthly opening receptions the First Friday of each month
  • Public programming including Life Drawing class once a month, Monthly Artist Talks, and Third Thursday CultureBlast series
  • Additional hours during exhibition installation week, as needed

 

Academic credit may be given depending on the approval of the students’ college or university. Students should consult their academic advisor for information as to how to complete an internship for course credit.

This internship is unpaid.

Email your application to Allison Nance, (allisonn@artsandartists.org) with the subject line: “Social Media Intern Search,” with the following documents attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.