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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

European & American Art Post Graduate Museum Fellowship

Job no: 529693
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Arts/Theater/Museum, History

Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $39,000 - $42,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

July 1, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume, a cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and skills make you qualified for this position, and three references.
Department Summary

The only academic art museum in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the University's academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities. The JSMA's collections galleries present selections from its extensive holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American art. Special exhibitions galleries display works from the collection and on loan, representing many cultures of the world, past and present. The JSMA continues a long tradition of bridging international cultures and offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education centered on artistic expression that deepens the appreciation and understanding of the human condition.
Position Summary

The Museum Fellow will assist in all aspects of the curatorial and collections work of the museum's programs for American and European Art, and global contemporary art. Work activities will include managing schedules and providing regular reports; assisting in exhibition preparations and curatorial work; assisting with the publications program; helping schedule and attend exhibition meetings; taking minutes, assisting with exhibition design, production, installation, and other tasks, as assigned. Fellows will also conduct research on the museum's collection; write for didactic labels and catalogues and the museum's website, and for PR and marketing materials. She//he/they will research works for acquisition and loan; prepare loan forms; and prepare materials for the museum's Collections Committee
Minimum Requirements

  • MA/PhD/MFA/MArch graduate from the University of Oregon programs in art history, studio art,
    architecture and design, or a program with a relevant visual art component. (If no qualified candidate is found within the university's pool of applications, this position may be offered externally.)
    Professional Competencies

  • Knowledge of Western art history and global contemporary art.
  • Effective communication skills, including an understanding of how and why to write for different audiences.
  • Ability and an enthusiasm for speaking publicly about art and the museum.
  • Commitment to working with faculty and students in an academic museum context.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including ability to receive feedback and constructive criticism.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a museum.
  • Experience in project management.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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