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FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER POSITION
Volunteer will assist the DX Associate Curator and Director of Collections as well as the Exhibition Co Ordinator. Duties include research projects; aiding with maintenance of exhibitions and the DX Permanent Collection; liaising with artists/designers and docent volunteers; attending meetings with designers, guest curators, DX staff, Collections Committee and exhibition installation teams along with the Associate Curator and part-time Exhibition Co ordinator; administrative duties associated with exhibitions; organizational tasks and record maintenance; liaising with marketing and social media team on aspects of exhibitions and collections; as well as aiding in the installation and deinstall of exhibitions. Will be required to work after hours on some evenings or short weekend shifts when DX programming events take place. As a not-for-profit with a small staff, there is much opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of exhibition development and the position can prove to be very self-directed where allowed.
What You Will Learn:
In-depth research methods for the purpose of building curatorial content.
Help oversee the restructuring of the DX Permanent Collection- accession and deaccession; donations; communicating with manufacturers and designers; shipping; keeping records- provenance and conservation of design artifacts.
Relationship building with our online community by maintaining our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts on behalf of the exhibition team while working alongside marketing and social media staff and volunteers.
Responsibilities of Installation and Derig of exhibitions as well as regular maintenance during exhibition run
working with different DX departments and staff to aid in museum programming- talks, workshops and tours
The use of FileMaker Pro for Collection Record Management
Other exhibition co-ordination and curatorial duties as required
What We Require:
Background in Industrial Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture or Curatorial Studies
Strong communication, interpersonal, research and writing skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Adobe Creative Suite.
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creative and Flexible.
A critical eye.
Interest in nonprofit management and community development.
We value all of our volunteers and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Every day at the DX is different and requires flexibility and independent creative thinking. If this is you, please apply!
The position begins Sept 30th 2013 and ends August 29, 2014. You are expected to volunteer 30 hours per week.
How To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Sara Nickleson, Associate Curator
sara at dx.org
We thank all applicants, however, due to the volume of applications, we will only be contacting those candidates selected for an interview.