Research Assistant, Ecofeminism Project

LAXART

West Hollywood, CA

 

Research Assistant, Ecofeminism Project

  • Part-Time, Limited term, hourly employee
  • Position duration is approximately twelve weeks beginning this fall, with the possibility of renewing
  • Current students encouraged to apply. Will consider school credit requests.                 

 

Job Summary

Supports curator by facilitating and assisting with research that will result in a forthcoming symposium, exhibition and publication on the history of ecofeminist art. 

 

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts research in local libraries, online databases, and other archives and contributes to the conceptual development of a project by organizing/creating documentation of found materials, such as bibliographies, searching for and ordering texts, writing literature reviews
  • Corresponds with artists, estates, and galleries to request initial research material related to artistic practices; may accompany curator on select local studio visits         
  • Requests images for exhibition and/or publication; researches and obtains art and image permissions; maintains database of images and related research materials
  • Proofreads, edits, and writes short texts as needed
  • Assists with creation of printed materials and PowerPoint presentations related to project
  • May assist with organizing public programs or publication by communicating with participants and authors, assisting editors, assisting with conference organization logistics

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in art history with specialization in modern and contemporary art; Master’s degree preferred
  • 0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; organization a must
  • Ability to manage multiple requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work with a small staff 
  • Ability to work independently and set and meet deadlines for oneself
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred 
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Hiring@laxart.org.  Please put “Ecofeminism RA” in the subject line.

 

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