ASSISTANT COLLECTIONS MANAGER

  • 16 Nov 2018 11:17 AM
    Message # 6910611

    UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND HISTORIC HOUSES, Oxford, MS

    Definition of Class

    This position oversees the Museum’s Greek and Roman antiquities collections and coordinates community outreach in relation to the Collection. The incumbent frequently makes decisions exercising discretion and independent judgment in providing oversight of project communications, meetings; project milestones and deadlines tracking; communicating with exhibition design consultants, managing project files and project archiving, and assisting with coordination of project fundraising, donor cultivation, and grant writing and research activities.

    The department requests that candidates provide resume and cover letter.

    Examples of Work Performed

    • Coordinates community outreach in relation to the Collection, promoting the Collection on campus and within the Memphis and regional Greek-American community.
    • Assists Classics faculty in identification of objects and subject matter to generate scholarly discourse on the collections.
    • Advises or selects objects for coursework based on faculty need. (Images; file information in packets; etc.)
    • Supervises students, both undergraduate and graduate. May provide guidance to Classics interns when partnering on Collection-related research.
    • Speaks about the collection to visiting classes and Classics scholars, provides tours, access to collections and campus classroom visits.
    • Updates Antiquities Collections Database: compares and consolidates files, enters publications, purchase records, notations and label revisions to official files.
    • Responds to inquiries about the Collections, as needed.
    • Coordinates the storage, organization, and accessibility of antiquities objects in the Collections Storage. Organizes objects by material, utility, and period; organizes coins by region, image, and chronology.
    • Maintains familiarity with the known provenance and value of objects and a high awareness of preservation and conservation issues in the handling and storage of the antiquities collection artifacts.
    • Supervises digitization (digital photography) of objects in the antiquities collection; formats for print, online use and Collections Database.
    • Conducts exhibit installation; and casework and display assembly. Handles fragile artifacts requiring specialized procedures specific to object type.
    • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

    Essential Functions

    The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

    1. Manages the Museum’s Greek and Roman antiquities collections.
    2. Coordinates community outreach in relation to the antiquities Collection.
    3. Provides oversight of project communications, meetings; project milestones and deadlines tracking.
    4. Assists with coordination of antiquities-related fundraising, donor cultivation, grant writing and research activities

    Requirements

    Minimum Education/Experience

    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Art/ Art History, History, Anthropology or a related field.

    AND

    Experience:
    Two (2) years of experience related to the above described.

    Substitution Statement:
    Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources


  • 11 Jan 2019 10:45 AM
    Reply # 6995394 on 6910611
    Shawn Campbell

    Shawn Campbell

    Cell: (330) 814-3838

    Email: shawncampbellstudio@gmail.com

    Website: www.shawncampbellstudio.com




    Dear Search Committee,


    I am writing with interest in joining the team at your intuition. As a artist I have been exposed to many challenges, from materials, software, faberactors, and research. These challenges are deeply rooted in the art making process and the challenges of everyday. The most influential tool I learned from being a artist started when I began working with my grandfather. He was a jack of all trades and a master of none but had the ability to fix, make, and shine up anything, anywhere, with just the materials he had laying around. I worked closely with him - studying his methods and approaches to problem solving -  while I was pursuing my BFA in Photography from The University of Akron. The program was structured in a very traditional format utilizing film and digital technologies. I learned studio lighting, high res film scanning, and alternative processes which was the polar opposite to working with my grandfather. I graduated and moved on to the next chapter in my life, pursuing a MFA in Photography at the University of Georgia. I started to notice a change in my work and a need to make and solve a problem within the materials and research. This took on many forms, from the use of plywood, sculpture, book design, painting, 3D printing, laser cutting, and printing billboard sizes prints. I learned that the process of problem solving materials, structures and research has allowed me to take large strides within my art practice.The skill of problem solving and thinking outside the box is such a vital aspect to are everyday I hope to have the ability to join your team and bring the skills I have learned while also learning more.



       Shawn Campbell,



    CV


    Education

    • The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Candidate within photography

    • University of Akron, Myers School of Art

    BFA with concentration in photography 2016


    Job

    • Haasz Automall, Cordantor of building maintenance, 2012-2016

    • Instructor of Record - Intro to Photo and Image Culture, The University of Georgia, 2017 - 2019

    Skills

    • Photography - editing, studio lighting, film scanning

    • Adobe suite

    • Book design

    • Woodshop skills and fabrication


    Solo Shows

    • The End of A Perfect Day, The Lyndons House Art Center Lounge Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • Strange Creek, Glass Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • GET SOME, Palladian Palette, Akron, Ohio, 2016


    Group Exhibitions + Selected Juried

    • 2018 Juried Exhibition, Athica, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • Color & Comp, The Gallery@ Hotel Indigo, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • Short Shorts 2018: Hidden in Plain Sight, Whitespace, Atlanta, Georgia, 2018

    • Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Five Bananas Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • Artfields, Lake City, South Carolina, 2018

    • Georgia Artist Juried Exhibition, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Spring, Georgia, 2018

    • Revived with Light, Bath House cultural Center, Dallas, Texas, 2018

    • Media Circus, Trio Athens, Athens, Georgia, 2018

    • Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, Georgia, 2018

    • 9th annual Making Masters, MMoFA Madison Museum of Fine Arts, Madison, Georgia, 2017

    • Shawn and Matt does Painting, Black Stripe Gallery, Athens, Georgia, 2017.

    • VCP 2nd Photobook Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont, 2017

    • Trifecta 2.0, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017

    • 42nd Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia, 2017

    • Photographs in the Spirit of Jeremy Ayers, Athica, Athens, Georgia, 2017

    • Looking at Appalachia, Online exhibition, www.lookingatappalachia.org, 2016

    • InFocus Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum,

    Phoenix, Arizona, 2016

    • Filter Photo On the Self, Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois, 2016.

    • Spe Book Showcase, Best in Student Book, St. Louis, Missouri, 2016.

    [Best Student Book]

    • BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair, MOCA Cleveland, Ohio, 2016

    • 12xTwelve, Invited, 2015

    Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, Hudson, Ohio

    • 6th Annual GAR Foundation Annual Student Art Exhibition, Juried

    Andrew Jackson House, Akron, Ohio, 2015 [Best in Show]


    Libraries and Collections

    • FotoFilmic, Vancouver, Canada  

    • Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois

    • School of Visual arts Library, New York, New York


    Press / Publications

    • Friend of Artist, Volume 8, 2019

    • Aint-Bad Magazine, Article, February, 12 2018

    • F-Stop Magazine, Group exhibition, Issue- December - January 2017

    • The Blended Zine, Group Zine, 2017.

    • Float Photo Magazine, GET SOME Book Review, February 2017

    • F-Stop Magazine, Group exhibition, Issue- #78 August - September 2016

    • Aint-Bad Magazine, Article, July 17, 2016