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Job Req ID:  7270

Innovation Resident

General summary/purpose:

 

Reporting to the Dean of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, the Innovation Resident will explore the collections of the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums to develop and initiate innovative and socially significant programming that integrates the collections for the benefit of JHU, the local community, and the university’s larger regional and national audiences.  This approach to inclusive knowledge-making is bolstered by a vigorous institutional commitment to diversity.

 

The resident works with the libraries' and museums' directors and curators to formulate new ways of celebrating JHU’s rich, multi-dimensional collections.  He/she will formulate new ways by which these collections are integrated with one another and shared with greater audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, regional and national support groups of both the libraries and museums, and the general public.  Opportunities might include but are not limited to: exhibitions (on-line or actual); publications (on-line or actual); seminars; symposia; and academic classes in the Museums in Society Program. 

 

The appointee’s general theme or vision is not to be limited to traditional connoisseurship, but is encouraged to be open to broader, more contemporary issues in areas such as politics, social reform, and the environment.  It is anticipated that these findings will afford new thematic perspectives in discovery and appreciation of the vast holdings of manuscripts, published volumes, archives, architecture, and fine and decorative arts.

 

The resident reports to the Principal Investigator, Dean Winston Tabb, with assistance and input from the Residency Advisory Committee.   The Advisory Committee includes the curators of the Homewood and Evergreen Museums and Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Museums and Society program.  S/he will also participate fully in the intellectual life of the university through attendance at relevant symposia, colloquia, and programs. 

 

 

Specific duties & responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct in-depth research across the library and museum collections to identify new interpretive paths
  • Develop educational opportunities for JHU undergraduates that incorporate a variety of collections
  • Develop programming that engages the local Baltimore community with the collections
  • Participate in relevant libraries’ and museum’s meetings
  • Play an active role in the development and implementation of library and museum-based scholarly and interpretive programming, including an active series of lectures and roundtables, symposia, conferences, Master Classes and related programs offered through the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in art history, arts administration, museum or curatorial studies, humanities or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive, professional experience in a museum, including at least two years in a management capacity. Additional education beyond an advanced degree may substitute for required experience.
  • Terminal degree in fine arts, museum studies, museum education, history, history of art, anthropology, or related fields strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in publicly-engaged scholarship and conducting research for the creation of exhibits, public programs, and/or classes is required.
  • Experience in course development and instruction
  • A track record of high-quality scholarly research and student engagement in a humanities field
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and self-direct work on scholarly research projects
  • Applications from early or mid-career scholars or museum professionals are encouraged. 

 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

 

 

Application Process:

 

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the residency position
  • A diversity statement which details how you have engaged or expect to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus, and in the broader community
  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications

 

 

Classified Title: Curator
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PC
Starting Salary Range: $49,216 - $67,735
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Dean's Office
Personnel area: Sheridan Libraries

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

 

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
EEO is the Law. Learn more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information: http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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