Employment Opportunities

Associate Director for Research Programs
Modern and Contemporary Design History
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship
Assistant Professorship in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Director of Public Education & Visitor Experience
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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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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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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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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