Employment Opportunities

Associate Director for Research Programs
Director of Public Education & Visitor Experience
Modern and Contemporary Design History
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship
Assistant Professorship in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Technology Support Specialist
Accounting/Budget Analyst
Reader Services Librarian
Security Officers
Maintainer/Porter

 


 

Associate Director for Research Programs

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a division of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Research Programs. 

The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street in New York City.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Reporting to the Dean and working closely with faculty, the Associate Director for Research Programs provides support and management for all aspects of administering the BGC Research Institute’s extensive roster of academic programming. 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage logistics & administration of research events
  • Constituent record management; email marketing, event registration
  • Supervise student workers; hire, train & schedule
  • Gather, write, update & edit text-copy for all academic digital and print materials
  • Oversee the Research & Visiting Fellows programs      
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISION EXERCISED/RECEIVED:

  • Reports to the Dean
  • Managed by the Dean of Academic Administration & Student Affairs
  • Involves significant interaction with faculty, academic administration & students

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA degree
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and computer/Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge/experience with Raisers Edge, Oracle, or comparable databases

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to ADRP@bgc.bard.edu . No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

 

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Director of Public Education & Visitor Experience

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a unit of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Director of Public Education & Visitor Experience. Founded in 1993, BGC is a graduate research institute located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Its Gallery exhibitions and publications, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

BASIC FUNCTION:

  • To lead the public arm of the institution through a broad array of public programs, guided exhibition tours, school outreach, and family programs based on the subjects and themes of Gallery exhibitions, and to develop a program of seminars related to Gallery exhibitions
  • To develop and lead a program of decorative arts education for the public
  • To build public interest in BGC by enhancing knowledge of the decorative arts, design history and material culture, and generate interest in BGC exhibitions

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To enhance visibility of BGC Gallery’s exhibitions and public programs in the metropolitan area with particular focus on the Upper West Side neighborhood and NYC’s cultural tourists
  • To earn new revenue
  • To develop and nurture collaborations/partnerships with other organizations providing adult education, to share/grow audience base
  • To lead the Education Department and manage its budget

SUPERVISION EXERCISED/RECEIVED: 

  • Reports to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Manages Education Department staff

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Academic preparation (an MA degree or higher in a relevant discipline)
  • Experience in originating and shaping dynamic and innovative public education programs and visitor experiences in a gallery or museum setting
  • Enthusiastic program builder and teacher who can personally develop and lead program
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed to meet audience building goals

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in art history, history, or closely related humanities field is strongly preferred

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to dpeve@bgc.bard.edu . No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

 

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Modern and Contemporary Design History

The Bard Graduate Center in New York City wishes to make an appointment in modern and contemporary design history with a focus on Europe. Candidates with an interest in textile and dress are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to an established scholar with a substantial track record of publications and graduate training.

The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to the study of the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

Those wishing to be considered for the position should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of referees by 15 October, 2014 to Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, ATTN: Jeffrey Collins, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

The BGC is an EOE/AA employer.

 

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship: “Cultures of Conservation”

The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for two one-year post-doctoral fellowships funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to help bridge the gap between the ways objects are studied by conservators and the ways they are approached by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). These fellowships are available to individuals with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and each of the appointed humanities-trained fellows will join a conservation team at a New York-area museum and work together on a joint project. The participating institutions are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Division, and The Museum of Modern Art. A full list of the available projects can be found at http://cultures-of-conservation.wikis.bgc.bard.edu/fellowships.

The fellowship is part of “Cultures of Conservation,” an initiative designed to model a new graduate curriculum at the BGC. The five years of the grant (2012-17) are seeing the development of new courses, new seminars and new research and teaching positions, all of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the intellectual apparatus of graduate students and professors in the humanities.  Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of what they bring to the proposed research.

In addition to his/her conservation-related work at our partner institutions, each of the fellows will either teach one course or assist at one course taught by a faculty member in the Cultures of Conservation curriculum at the BGC.  Appointees will also contribute to graduate advising and are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the institution.  In consultation with the Dean, the fellows will also organize and chair events and guest lectures within Cultures of Conversation. Fellows will receive office space at the BGC, a salary of $40,000, and a travel and research budget of $1,500. Housing is available. The appointment will begin 1 July 2015 and continue through 30 June 2016.

The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. 

For additional information about the BGC, see www.bgc.bard.edu.  Please direct questions to the Mellon Fellowship Search Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu).

Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement explaining the importance of this project to the candidate’s professional and intellectual development, sample publication (SASE), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent by post to: Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, c/o Dean Peter N. Miller, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No application materials will be accepted electronically via email. All application materials must be received by 1 December 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.

 

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Assistant Professorship in Islamic Art and Material Culture

The Bard Graduate Center in New York City wishes to announce that it is converting the recently announced postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic art and material culture into a tenure-track assistant professorship. Our ideal candidate is a scholar with a broad background in Islamic art, archaeology, and cultural history and a commitment to research, teaching, and service. The BGC is a graduate research institute studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. The recipient must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2015. The appointment will begin 1 July 2015. Applications should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and supporting materials should be sent by email only to islamicsearch@bgc.bard.edu. All application materials must be received by December 15, 2014.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The BGC is an EOE/AA employer.

 

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Technology Support Specialist

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a division of Bard College located in New York City, is seeking a full-time Technology Support Specialist. 

The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street in New York City.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the BGC’s Director of Technology and working closely with both BGC staff members and consulting partners, the Technology Support Specialist serves as a critical member of our technology team. The primary responsibilities of the Technology Support Specialist include: responding to help requests from users across the institution; assisting with the monitoring and administration of the BGC’s network and server resources; offering on-demand technology instruction and scheduled training sessions; supervising technology needs for public events; maintaining users’ network and email accounts; managing hardware and software inventory; assisting in the development of institutional policy; and participating in the planning, implementation, and review process with regard to IT operations.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE:

User Support and Help Desk
Respond to requests from users for technical assistance, which may include but are not limited to: PC and Mac desktop issues, printing problems, network/phone connectivity, software installations, lost passwords, user account creation/maintenance, classroom technology; document all support-related activities in our ticket tracking system; communicate clearly with users to identify needs and provide feedback about their support requests; manage repair requests with hardware vendors as needed.

Basic Network Administration
Maintain users’ email (Google Apps), network (Active Directory), and hosted-VoIP accounts (moves / adds / changes); provide basic monitoring for local network resources, including VMware-based servers, IBM storage, Cisco switches and routers, SonicWall firewalls, and AdTran BlueSocket vWLAN wireless devices; review scheduled Veeam backups; manage Windows server and/or workstation updates with WSUS; monitor Internet connection usage and condition; conduct basic troubleshooting of the above systems, implementing changes in collaboration with BGC IT colleagues and/or consulting engineers.

Systems Maintenance and Inventory Management
Assist in the preparation, deployment, and maintenance of Mac and PC computers using a combination of hands-on and remote management tools such as Windows Group Policy, Apple Remote Desktop, Deploy Studio, Acronis True Image, etc.; manage hardware and software inventory, making use of available network-scanning tools; help to maintain and improve network printer management using our PaperCut installation. 

Instruction and Training
Respond to user requests for individual instruction; survey the user population to assess critical training needs; schedule and conduct small training classes on relevant topics; develop and maintain end-user documentation for publication on our self-service wiki site.

Event Technology and A/V Support
Manage technology support for public academic events, which includes loading and testing guest speakers’ digital files, configuring lighting and sound, and troubleshooting minor A/V issues; supervise part-time student employees who may directly staff these events; assist in the design and maintenance of A/V technology in all presentation spaces, including classrooms. 

Other Duties
Proactively explore new opportunities to leverage current and emerging technologies; coordinate special projects as indicated by the Director of Technology; perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an IT-related field
  • At least 2 years professional IT experience in an academic setting
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self motivation, with strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and execute tasks with time constraints
  • Experience providing support and training to end users

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE FAMILIARITY WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Windows 7 Pro and Mac OS 10.6-10.9 client operating systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (PC) & 2011 (Mac)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5+
  • Filemaker Pro 11+
  • Common audio and video technologies (hardware and/or software)
  • BlueJeans video conferencing platform
  • Windows 2008 R2 / 2012 servers and Active Directory
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 7
  • VMware Vsphere 5
  • Administration of Google Apps for Education
  • Using help desk ticketing systems for issue tracking
  • Basic networking concepts and troubleshooting
  • Willingness to learn and support additional hardware and software as needed

 

Interested applicants should submit materials by email as a single PDF file to tss@bgc.bard.edu.  This file should include a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references.

The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

 

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Accounting/Budget Analyst

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a unit of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Accounting/Budget Analyst. Founded in 1993, BGC is a graduate research institute located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Its Gallery exhibitions and publications, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operating budget preparation and reporting
    • Develops, inputs, uploads annual operating budget
    • Prepares and analyzes monthly budget variance reports
    • Performs additional financial modeling and forecasting as needed
    • Prepares master student tuition and financial aid budget
    • Develops detailed understanding of all program budgetary areas
    • Provide detailed budget support for Gallery Director
  • Grants management
    • Prepares, with Development and Program staff, budgets for new grants
    • Prepares, with Senior Grants Officer, all grant reports and invoices for submission to funder
  • Accounting
    • Support preparation of monthly and year-end closing processes
    • Support annual Iris Foundation 990 and Char500 preparation
    • Ensure and support financial accountability and proper controls
  • Bard Hall
    • Manage occupancy of 55-unit residence facility; works closely with Facilities Director to maximize room occupancy
    • Prepare, distribute, and collect annual license agreements
  • Maintains current and thorough understanding and familiarity with institutional financial system and its reporting tools (Sungard Banner and BIP)
  • Maintains and supports confidentiality of budget, personnel information
  • Assume Accounting Manager responsibilities in his/her absence
  • Performs other related duties and projects as necessary

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years experience in nonprofit accounting
  • Demonstrated experience in nonprofit operating budget preparation and management
  • Demonstrated experience with foundation and government grants management
  • Experience with and knowledge of federal and private grant management and reporting is strongly preferred
  • High level of proficiency with MS Excel; experience with institutional accounting systems; experience with Sunguard Banner a plus
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must have Bachelor's degree. Master’s degree in or courses toward business or public administration preferred.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to fa@bgc.bard.edu. No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

 

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Reader Services Librarian

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a division of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Reader Services Librarian.

The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street in New York City.

BASIC FUNCTION

The Reader Services Librarian is responsible for all of the library’s front-of-house public services: organizing reference and instruction work, setting circulation and access policy, performing outreach and orientation, managing interlibrary loan, liaising with faculty and curators, keeping statistics, and assessing all programs in the reader services department.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • provides research assistance and reference services in person and via phone and email
  • manages the reference and circulation desk staff, including scheduling, training, and evaluation
  • performs daily shifts at the reference and circulation desk
  • teaches bibliographic skills and information literacy, including course instruction and library workshops throughout the semester
  • directs the library’s interlibrary loan program, personally handling the borrowing, and supervising the lending
  • supervises work study students assigned to reader services
  • assists with collection development responsibilities in the reference, periodicals, electronic resources, and monograph collections
  • performs other duties as requested

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in art or design history
  • Two to four years of library experience, preferably in an art library
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and researchers
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Experience providing instruction to classes and individuals
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience with interlibrary loan
  • Familiarity with information resources and methods of scholarly research in art, design, and/or material culture disciplines
  • Familiarity with web design and editing
  • Reading or bibliographic knowledge of a second language
  • Membership in professional organizations such as ARLIS/NA
  • Knowledge of Millennium ILS or other Innovative Interfaces products a plus

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to rsl@bgc.bard.edu. No telephone calls please. The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

 

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Security Officers

The Bard Graduate Center has a full-time position available for Security Officer.  As a member of the BGC security team you will report directly to the Head of Safety & Security as your immediate supervisor and receive other directives from the Charge-of-Shift supervisor.

Summary:

To provide personal, equipment, and real property security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors within an assigned area of the institution.  Provides escort services, and other basic public assistance as needed, and performs routine security and safety patrol duties within the assigned area.  Remains alert to any and all emergency situations and provide a first-line response, and emergency management if required.

Customer Service:

 It is important to remember that we are expected to meet or exceed the academic excellence of the Bard Graduate Center with the hands-on excellence of our security service.  Officers must be flexible, adaptable, and never develop the “it’s not my job” attitude.  A friendly smile and helpful mindset is expected of all officers as is necessary on any college campus.  Students, faculty, and staff need to have confidence in our security force by consistent positive performance and service.

Requirements:

 High School diploma/GED or higher; current New York State guard's license, Fire Guard certified, and 3 plus years experience. Candidate must have multitasking skills, strong communication skills, able to lift 45lbs, and a professional appearance. Fax resume with 3 references to 212.501.3079. Please no telephone calls. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.

 

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Maintainer/Porter

The Bard Graduate Center Facilities Department is seeking a full-time Maintainer/Porter who will report to the Director of Facilities and receive direction from the Operations Manager and the Facilities managerial team. 

The Bard Graduate Center offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history. 

The Maintainer/Porter is a full-time staff position with duties in the operations and maintenance areas at assigned institutional properties (18W 86th Street, 38W 86th Street, and Bard Hall).  Duties include regular upkeep and day-to-day maintenance of the Bard Graduate Center’s facilities, including emptying trash, cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and other related tasks; instrumental in the preparation for events, meetings, classes, and functions at all BGC properties (room configuration/set-up, lay-out of catering supplies and materials, post-function clean-up, etc.); assist with the painting of walls, minor plumbing work, mechanical repairs and related projects as directed; performs other related duties as necessary, assigned, and/or directed.

The position requires the incumbent to have demonstrated timeliness, exhibit a customer-service orientation, and maintain a neat and professional appearance.  The incumbent must be capable of lifting up to 65 lbs and must able to communicate using e-mail and radio.  Incumbent must be flexible and able to work overtime when necessary.  Some experience in facilities/maintenance related fields, including cleaning, painting, mechanical, plumbing or electrical work.  Experience with facilities-related work in academic institutions and/or arts organizations desirable.  Familiarity with building systems helpful. 

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to: fmsearch@bgc.bard.edu

The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.

 

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