Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cantor Arts Center is committed to developing a diverse candidate pool. Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor's collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.
Reporting to the Director of Academic and Public Programs, the Manager of Campus Partnerships engages with diverse campus audiences to develop projects that deploy resources at the Cantor to complement and enhance graduate and undergraduate learning experiences across the Stanford campus. The Manager of Campus Partnerships serves as the primary liaison to Stanford's academic community, and teams with faculty and students to develop innovative ways to integrate visual arts into university education.
Develop relationships with faculty and staff across the university to position the Cantor as a valuable resource and partner in the Stanford community.
Work with Stanford faculty to develop exhibition ideas, and presenting those ideas to the Cantor team for consideration.
In collaboration with the Director of Academic and Public Programs and the Manager of Community Partnerships, develop and manage programming, including lectures other educational events, associated with exhibitions.
Provide mentorship for students contributing to exhibitions, conducting research, or developing creative projects inspired by Cantor collections.
Initiate innovative arts projects to engage and inspire the campus community
Conduct research related to Cantor collections and exhibitions which can contribute to education at Stanford, possibly leading to new publications.
Collaborate with the Director of Academic and Public Programs and the Manager of Community Partnerships to develop projects that bridge campus learning with educational outreach and service to the broader community surrounding the Cantor.
Collaborate with the Cantor team to contribute to projects, including exhibition development, grant writing, gallery teaching, and more.
Develop and oversee collaborative projects with faculty and staff, oversee project budgets.
Participate in teaching courses at the Museum, training and continuing education of staff, mentor student interns.
Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years of related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline strongly preferred; in exceptional cases, a terminal degree other than the doctorate will be considered.
Three years of experience developing educational projects in a museum or other academic setting strongly preferred.
Publication record related to the visual arts a plus.
Experience in digital humanities or related endeavors a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization.
Exceptional verbal and written communication, demonstrated presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience and background in research and published writing that establishes expertise in an area of study.
Knowledge of educational practices at top-tier universities.
Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management applications.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally, and the ability to clearly articulate and advocate the Center's goals.
Familiarity with museum and exhibition practices.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
Frequently stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, speaking
Occasionally grasp forcefully, writing by hand
Rarely sort/file paperwork
Occasionally staff photographers, take photos and be present for video and photographic-based work
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Arts, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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