Works with the Director and Associate Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to establish and implement research priorities and standards for the Center´s multi-year digital projects and publications series. These include the Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project, its parallel book series, Critical Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art, the ICAA Working Papers series, general ICAA publications, as well as ICAA research-driven exhibition projects at the MFAH.
Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art Project
Reviews documents submitted by researchers and partner institutions; determines and communicates necessary revisions to these researchers; monitors the progress of these requests; and approves their posting in the project´s web-based archive.
Coordinates all aspects of the translation of the Synopsis and Annotations fields of the project´s web-based archive. This involves working with the ICAA´s Translations and Publications Editor, project translators and copy-editors to develop standards, enforce translation and editorial guidelines when appropriate, and keep track of the documents processing status.
Researches artists, archives and other potential sources of materials to fill in gaps or complement project holdings; determines material needed and contacts these sources on behalf of the Center in order to obtain relevant textual material.
Works with the Digital Cataloguer, Image Specialist and Copyright Coordinator to insure the prompt and efficient processing of documents for publication in the Project’s Website.
Assists with production of Website content and writes text as needed.
Works with the Documents Project Director to disseminate the findings of the Documents Project to the scholarly and teaching communities as well as to students, researchers, and general audiences in the U.S. and Latin America
Collaborates in the preparation and production of the ICAA´s publications, including books, symposia proceedings, digital publications, exhibition catalogues, and blogs
Assists the Associate Director with the coordination and publication of the Center’s Working Papers series
Supports the work of the chief editors and volume editors of the ICAA Critical Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art, a 13-volume book series; serves as clearinghouse between the volume editors and the Center; compiles and organizes texts submitted for consideration in the aforementioned series; and writes documents and/or section introductions as needed.
Collaborates in the research, elaboration, and production of the exhibition catalogues that complement the Latin American Art Department’s research driven exhibition projects.
University of Houston Object-Based Learning Partnership
Assists with yearly program planning for UH/ICAA partnership, including classes, workshops, and conferences
Assists with the production of partnership materials and publications
Assists the ICAA’s Associate Director with the coordination and supervision of UH graduate and undergraduate interns
Assists with the supervision of year-long and summer internships and intern-related projects, ensuring completion and timely delivery of materials and tasks.
Conferences and symposia
Collaborates in the organization of ICAA meetings, symposia, and ICAA Ideas C0uncil conferences
Assists with the production and/or publication of materials or conference proceedings
Assists the ICAA Director, Associate Director, and Development Department staff in developing grants and fundraising materials for ICAA projects
Performs any other related duties as required by the ICAA Director and or Associate Director
How to Apply:
Send resume to Human Resources, Job 19-032CUR, email: email@example.com.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Proficiency in both Spanish and English is a requirement; reading and verbal knowledge of Portuguese is desirable
Outstanding research and writing skills
Knowledge of best practices for creating, formatting, and presenting textual, graphic, and A/V content for use on web and digital media platforms (websites, blogs, social media, mobile devices)
Capable of setting priorities, organizing large loads of work, multi-tasking, and working with minimal supervision
Ability to work accurately under pressure
Flexibility and willingness to work in various areas to help deal with changing work flows and needs within the unit/department and the partner institutions abroad
Ability to attend occasional after hour events both at the museum and elsewhere
Attention to detail, good organization skills, computer/word processing and scanning experience required
Education and Experience:
Art Historian with expertise in modern and contemporary Latin American and/or Latino art; general knowledge of twentieth century art is desirable
MA Required; Ph.D. studies preferred
Previous work experience teaching or managing research projects and/or archival initiatives
Experience with digital art history projects and familiarity with use of digital tools and methods that may enrich and expand existing ICAA projects
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Internal Number: 19-032CUR
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