Houston, TX: Director of Museum Collections, Strake Jesuit College Prep

Job Opening Title: Director Museum Collections

Employer Name: Strake Jesuit College Prep

Job Location: Houston, TX

Application Deadline: 04/30/2022

Salary Range: 30,000 to 55,000

Link to job posting: https://www.strakejesuit.org/about/employment

Years of experience required: 3

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: trake Jesuit Art Museum:
As steward of over 800 works of art and antiquity, the Strake Jesuit Art Museum supports and enriches the mission of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory by presenting our collection throughout the campus and supports the unique role of art in Jesuit teaching as an instrument for finding meaning in life through imagination, feelings, and reflection. Consistent with the school’s vision of inspiring students to become Men for Others, we seek active collaboration with our on- and off-campus communities.

Position Description:
Oversee the conservation and maintenance of all museum possessions including environmental conditions, proper handling and installation, and routine cleaning.
Develop and implement policies and procedures for collections care and management, including maintenance of records and inventory.
Research collection objects and maintain accurate museum catalog including inventory data, artist bio, accession records, provenance and curriculum connections.
Curate, coordinate and execute art installations on campus. Author museum guides and narratives for interpretive labels. Maintain current exhibit labels.
Enhance the curriculum, learning experience and development at Strake Jesuit by making the collection an accessible resource to students, faculty and staff.
Plan, develop and execute tours. Oversee and train volunteers.
Prepare updates for and reports to the board of directors.
Manage acquisitions of donations, loans and purchases according to the established criteria.
Interact with the Houston visual arts community.

A Master’s degree in related field (Art, Art History, Museum Studies or Library Science) or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of relevant work experience
Computer literacy and facility with cataloging systems, preferably FileMaker Pro
Mobility and ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Understanding of and a passion for Strake Jesuit’s mission of educating students in the tradition of the Society of Jesus including respect for and understanding of Jesuit and Catholic culture

Personal Characteristics
Exceptional attention to detail in editing, data entry, and maintaining and installing art
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent research skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit
Self-initiative and ability to work in isolated conditions

To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to employment@strakejesuit.org, by fax to 713.774.6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Application for Employment, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036.

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