Position Number: 900702
Department or Office: Museum
Level: Level B (Skilled)
The Museum Research Assistant will work with the Director to perform research for his forthcoming book, The American Face: Portraiture and Identity in American Culture. The book is an analysis of the cultural and social history of portraits-from formal paintings and sculptures to snapshots and Facebook-over the past two hundred years. This position is 8-10 hours per week for the duration of the academic year 2009-2010.
Responsibilities will include conducting online research on artists, organizations, and particular topics; locating and ordering books and articles; making photocopies; ordering images; and other activities as they arise.
Preference is given to History of Art and Architecture or Studio Art majors and minors and participants in the Museum Assistants Program (MAP), or other students with an interest in American studies, visual culture, and identity issues.
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
- Computer literacy: Microsoft Office suite, basic internet skills, and some Photoshop
- Digital photography and scanning experience helpful
- Proficiency in a foreign language helpfulCareful attention to detail is paramount