Stanford Jobs at Cantor Arts Center

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The Halperin Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Job Requisition Number: 64199
The Halperin Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is responsible for the development of this area of the collection, including its documentation, research, preservation, presentation, and growth. Additionally, the Curator will organize, solicit and propose thematic and monographic exhibitions of all sizes for presentation at the Cantor and its traveling exhibitions program. The Modern and Contemporary collection includes objects created in the 20th and 21st Centuries that span media (Paintings, Sculpture, Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Video etc.) and global geographical regions. We are especially interested in a curator who can offer new and fresh perspectives on the collection and will integrate contemporary art and issues into the collections and exhibitions program in innovative ways. This is an exciting opportunity to focus on the ways in which modern and contemporary art can serve as a lens through which to learn about the conditions of our time and to situate the global contemporary within the context of art and cultural history provided by the rich collection of the Cantor. This curator position is an endowed position and reports to the Associate Director for Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial Affairs and works in close collaboration with the Museum Director.

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Collections Engagement Assistant
Job Requisition Number: 63706
The Collections Engagement Assistant reports to the Interim Curator of Education [ICE] and supports the CAC’s university-level curricular education programs, including Stanford class sessions held in the CAC’s Tanenbaum seminar room or galleries, curricular exhibitions, and special research projects relating to collections engagement for the University community.
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Museum Preparator II
Job Requisition Number: 64200
Under the supervision of the Acting Manager of Collections, Exhibitions and Conservation, the Museum Preparator II works with the team of Preparators at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (CAC) in the preparation, installation, storage, packing, and general handling of art objects in the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Preparators perform a wide variety of duties in support of museum operations and in collaboration with Registrars, Curators, Head of Exhibitions, and Conservators. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.
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Outdoor Sculpture and Conservation Coordinator
Job Requisition Number: 63022
With Cantor staff, develop and manage program for siting, installation and maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Maintain works in good condition; develop budget, work plan and goals; train, hire and work alongside Stanford and occasionally non-Stanford students hired for the Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Crew; plan, schedule, coordinate and monitor special projects such as annual survey, installations, de-installations, conservation treatments and repainting. Develop and maintain campus contacts, with vendors/consultants/contractors and other relevant departments. Schedule and work closely with specialist contract conservators and other service providers; write reports and perform record keeping of paper, photographic documentation and data files; contribute to Conservation blog with posts on activities and help maintain blog-site; work with Education Department and Public Relations department in creating signage as needed for special projects, and communications with university, public and staff. Collaborate closely with supervisor, director, curators, events staff, collections manager and finance manager on all aspects of program.
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Membership Coordinator, Cantor/Anderson

Job Requisition Number: 66014
This position supports the membership program for the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Stewardship responsibilities for membership includes processing membership payments, producing membership renewal notices and acknowledgements and managing RSVP’s for member events and programs.
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Family Sunday Art Educator

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

The art educator will join a team of creative, experienced educators to teach Studio Art-Making sessions on our highly popular Family Sundays. Responsibilities include designing and teaching lesson plans inspired by objects in our collections and geared toward young visitors (ages pre-K to grade 5), corresponding with Cantor staff for lesson plan development and administrative tasks, and assisting with art-making for special events as needed. Lesson plans will be created in bulk in the spring/summer months and taught throughout the year. Candidates should be able to introduce a range of new techniques, elements of art, and media; demonstrate best practices in educational pedagogy; and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Art educators also attend mandatory training sessions approximately three times a year and one-on-one meetings with Family Programs staff for lesson plan review. The right candidate should be organized, detail-oriented, and personable; exhibit strong communication skills; possess a solid teaching background; and express interest in working in museums and with young audiences. The position would require working approximately 4 hours on Sundays once a month at the Cantor plus additional hours during lesson planning months in the summer, to be completed at home. Degree requirements: MA or MFA in studio art, art history, early childhood education, museum studies, or a related field. To apply, please submit a cover letter, one-page resume, and any work samples to


Intern in the Conservation of Outdoor Sculpture

Deadline: March 13th
Starting Date: June 22, 2015
Duration: 8 weeks, 20hrs./week, paid position
The intern will participate in the ongoing maintenance program dedicated to the preservation of the outdoor art collection on Stanford’s campus. In addition to the regular maintenance of the collection, interns will be involved in current conservation projects and will help with documentation. The internship will enable them to gain requisite skills and experience necessary for admission to a formal graduate program in conservation.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must show an established interest in the field of conservation (through previous internships, classes, etc.) and related disciplines such as art history, studio art, materials science and analysis. Candidates must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an undergraduate bachelors program. Previous experience in the field of conservation is desirable.
How to Apply: Those interested should respond with a cover letter and CV or resume via email to Samantha Li, Outdoor Sculpture and Conservation Coordinator

All positions open to Stanford students only. Updated: February 18, 2015

Art and Science Fellowship

Deadline: February 20

Here’s your chance to study the technical art history of any object in the Cantor Arts Center collection. Learn cutting-edge scientific techniques such as x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, and computed tomography through the analysis of art objects.

Eligibility: Stanford undergraduate science and engineering majors in their junior year.

Schedule & Funding:

- Spring: Part-time, $15-17/hour

- Summer: Full-time, $6000 stipend
- Conference travel grant and research funds up to $5000
Click here for more information and application instructionsQuestions: Contact Susan Roberts-Manganelli

Family Sunday Ambassadors

Applications accepted on rolling basis.

The Cantor Arts Center is hiring twelve Family Sunday Ambassadors to work during the highly popular Family Sunday program in the summer. Candidates should be highly motivated, reliable individuals who demonstrate interest in art or museum work, take initiative, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working with families and young children. Ambassadors are expected to work on average two Sundays per month for at least six months; excellent attendance is a must. Hours are 12:15 to 3:30 pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and one-page resume with the subject line, "Family Sunday Ambassador,"  to Please note that candidates should not apply to a single role; Ambassadors will be trained to fulfill all four roles and will rotate on a weekly basis:


Studio Assistants work with a professional art educator to present unique studio art-making experiences each week. Responsibilities include explaining the lesson, elements of art, and techniques to families, maintaining art supplies, preparing materials, assisting the art educator as needed, and managing setup and cleanup of the studio.


Welcome Table Assistants are the first point of contact for Family Sunday visitors. In addition to informing families about Family Sunday activities, they ensure the smooth flow of visitors. Responsibilities include greeting family visitors, providing families with information about the day's tour and art project, managing tour and art-making sign-ups, tracking metrics, and helping guide families in and out of the art-making studio.


Art Pack Assistants manage the organization and distribution of Art Packs, which contain materials for visitors to use independently in the museum. Responsibilities include signing out Art Packs, explaining museum guidelines, maintaining the quality of the materials, circulating throughout the galleries to engage families in thoughtful drawing experiences.


Tour Assistants help docents lead tour groups by tracking the time and number of participants, recording notes and comments, managing group dynamics, and helping families move through the galleries. Family Sundays offer four half-hour tours; after the final tour, tour assistants will use their remaining time to assist with studio art-making or art pack duties.


Outdoor Sculpture Assistant

Deadline: February 22nd

The Outdoor Sculpture Assistant will work with the current outdoor sculpture maintenance crew to perform routine washing and general maintenance of the outdoor sculpture collection. The intern may need to coordinate with university staff and outside contractors to obtain services and assistance (fencing, water, power, lifts, and other equipment as necessary). Intern must be prepared to answer questions regarding the museum, sculpture, and working with the sculpture. All responsibilities for this position will be discussed with and guided by the Outdoor Sculpture Conservator who leads the program. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week during the school year, and if available for summer work, additional hours in the summer.

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