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ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

Employment

Assistant Curator

Posted 7/2/20
Job Description Summary:
The Assistant Curator, reporting to the Chief Curator, will play an essential role in development of museum exhibitions, care, study and management of the museum’s permanent collection, supporting the museum’s ongoing outreach efforts to and relationships with Tribal communities and partners, participating in the intake and assessment of collections donations, and management of day-to-day activities of the museum’s Fellowship program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Exhibition Research & Development

Tribal Relations

Collections Management

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships

Additional duties may be assigned as required.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, American Indian Studies, or other related areas of study.

Experience:
Museum experience preferred.

Benefits:
The Heard Museum offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, paid leave program and more. Relocation reimbursement may be considered for the successful candidate. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

This position is full-time.
Candidate must pass a background check.
Please send a resumé and cover letter to hr@heard.org.


The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Posted 7/2/20

Paid Fellowship: Yes, contract wage
Time Required: 28 hours per week

The Heard Museum is offering a paid nine-month fellowship program for those with an interest in American Indian art and culture who want to learn about museum collections management, collections care and conservation as it relates to Navajo textiles. The nine months will be broken into three, three-month sessions that provide a mentored orientation to collection care, interaction with Navajo weavers, textile specialists and conservators. Opportunities to attend a minimum of two key museum conferences will be provided.

Fellows will receive a contract wage equivalent to $20 per hour at 28 hours per week, for 33 weeks, and the Heard will consider Fellows for ongoing employment at the Heard Museum as well as providing connections and references to the Fellows searching for employment or further education at other institutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Employment Requirements:
Applicants must clear a background check. Fellows must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, push loaded object carts and climb ladders. Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office software. Interpersonal office skills.

Education:
Applicants need not have attended college but will have graduated high school.

Previous Experience:
A strong, demonstrated commitment to American Indian art or museums is important.

Decision Making:
Fellows are non-supervisory.

To Apply:
Email submission only. Submit your resumé and cover letter to hr@heard.org. Deadline for applications: August 15, 2020. Finalists will be invited for an interview. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.


Grants Manager

Posted 6/15/20
The Heard Museum, the nation’s largest private non-profit dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, is seeking a Grants Manager to oversee fundraising efforts from local and national institutions. The Grants Manager leads the Heard Museum’s strategic efforts to identify, pursue, and steward in excess of $2million annually in support from private and corporate foundations and government funders. The Grants Manager works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the museum as well as external partners to develop effective grant strategies and packages, and maintains a portfolio of grants for which s/he seeks independently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Grant Identification and Pursual

Grant Stewardship

Internal Systems and Controls

Additional duties may be assigned as required.

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree required, with a focus in Art History, American Indian Studies, or other related areas of study preferred.

Previous Experience:
The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of significant grant writing and management experience within the non-profit cultural community. Relevant, related experience may be considered. Prior experience seeking and managing government grants a plus. Experience within the museum setting and knowledge of and affinity for American Indian art and culture are preferred. Knowledge of nonprofit budget management, philanthropic trends, and best practices for fundraising are desired. The successful candidate will be a team player who will bring valuable contributions and insights to the museum’s fundraising and other efforts.

Benefits:
The Heard Museum offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, 401k, paid leave program and more. Relocation reimbursement may be considered for the successful candidate. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Selected applicant must pass a background check to qualify for employment. This position is full-time, exempt.
Send a cover letter and resume to hr@heard.org. Position is open until filled.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

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Appraisals


The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.