Richard Rinehart
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r.rinehart@bucknell.edu
Works in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania United States of America

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Richard Rinehart is the Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University. Previous to holding his position at Bucknell, Richard was the Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Richard has taught digital art studio and theory at UC Berkeley in the Center for New Media and Art Practice departments. He has also been visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and JFK University. Richard sits on the Executive Committee of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media and has served on the Board of Directors for New Langton Arts in San Francisco. Richard manages research projects in the area of digital culture, including the NEA-funded project, 'Archiving the Avant Garde', a national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of digital art in order to document and preserve it. Richard is a new media artist whose art works, papers, projects, and more can be found at http://www.coyoteyip.com
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JOB

Museum Registrar


Deadline:
Thu Apr 30, 2015 15:10

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,400 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, on-site collections storage, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 3,000 of storage and work space. The Museum produces, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 25 campus events annually. The Registrar reports to the Director and is part of the museum team that includes the Public Programs and Outreach Manager, Preparator and Operations Coordinator, Museum Fellow, and student docents and guards. The Registrar's responsibilities include; exhibition installation and de-installation, collections management, art handling, coordinating collections study room, and records and information management.

For details, see: http://museum.blogs.bucknell.edu/2015/03/31/samek-art-museum-registrar-position-opening/

About Bucknell

Bucknell University, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who will be committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.


OPPORTUNITY

Museum Fellowship / Digital Collections


Deadline:
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Samek Art Museum
Bucknell University
Museum Fellowship



Department Overview

The Museum a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,400 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The encyclopedic collection includes objects from pre-history to contemporary video art with strengths in photography and prints. The Museum programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 3,600 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 2,000 of storage and workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually. For more information, see http://museum.blogs.bucknell.edu.

Fellowship Overview

The Museum Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship offers professional training in curating, collection development, and arts administration and is designed to help fellows support their academic and career goals through supervised work experiences. Under the supervision of the Samek Art Museum director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Museum's programs and operations. This is a 12-month (July 2015-June 2016) fellowship for one year with the possibility of a second year. This fellowship is a commitment of an average of 20 hours/week. The fellowship offers an annual $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

Special Opportunities

The Museum is currently exploring actively collecting and preserving born-digital art in addition to traditional art forms, offering a unique opportunity for the next Fellow who will be an integral part of this research and early collection development. Museum director, Richard Rinehart, recently published "Re-Collection: Art, New Media, & Social Memory" (http://re-collection.net or #re_collect) and working together with campus IT, the Museum is well positioned to undertake this project.

In addition to their other responsibilities and opportunities, the Fellow will be offered the opportunity to curate an exhibition drawn from the Museum's permanent collection at the end of their first year and, should the fellow remain a second year, they will be offered the chance to curate a special exhibition for the Museum's Downtown Gallery.

Fellowship Learning Goals

For the fellow, the purpose of the fellowship is:
• To learn to function as a professional within his/her institution as well as the broader community of museums, and to understand current museum issues.
• To learn to function within the organizational structure of a museum and to develop a knowledge of governance and administrative operations.
• To develop knowledge and skills related to specific areas of museum work.
• To develop the ability to identify, assess and solve on-the-job museum problems.
• To assess individual wishes and needs for professional development.
• To learn how exhibitions are curated and produced in a professional art gallery/museum environment.
• To learn how the permanent museum collection of artworks is conserved, documented, and used in teaching and research.
• To learn how galleries and museums educate the public about art in an informal life-long learning environment.

Fellowship Assignments

The fellow engages in learning opportunities and provides assistance with all aspects relating to the museum collections, interchanging/rotating exhibitions and interpretive programs, including, but not limited to:

• Curatorial coordination for the "Connections Gallery: Experiments in Community Curating" including coordinating bi-monthly installation and de-installation.
• Researching artists and the exhibition history of artworks, creating exhibition documentation, corresponding with artists, and other tasks that contribute to developing exhibitions.
• Conduct research, assist, and advise the Museum in collecting and preserving born-digital artworks.
• Receiving training in handling original artworks by assisting with installing and de-installing exhibitions and assisting with delivery and pick-up artwork.
• Documenting art objects, and making the collection available to students and faculty in a learning environment.
• Curatorial field trips to regional galleries and museums.
• Accompany director and staff to selected campus arts meetings.
• Acting as Museum docent.
• Occasionally opening gallery and assisting with producing events.
• Practicing public museum writing with regular writing for museum's blog.
• Read assigned readings about the history of museums and exhibition practices.
• Attend regular meeting with museum director to reflect on fellowship experiences, plan individual projects and receive work assignments, discuss readings, and receive career consulting.
• Attend weekly Museum staff meetings to observe and participate in administrative planning for the Museum's programs and operations.

Fellowship Requirements

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask and prioritize are essential to the position. Strong research skills are a plus. Background in art history with coursework in modern art preferred.

• A Master’s degree in art history (preferred, though BA's in art history or related fields such as art education, curatorial studies, or museum studies will be considered with outstanding ancillary experience and relevant research.)
• Familiarity with issues around curating, collecting, and preserving born-digital artworks preferred.
• Dependable, strong work ethic, and good communication skills.
• Must be proficient with social media tools (WordPress, Facebook, etc.) and familiar with digital AV media (Video files, Images, iMovie, Photoshop, etc.)
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work crouched or on ladders.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Must be able to obtain medical card required to drive 15 foot, 10,000 gross weight box truck.
• The University is required to conduct several background screens according to state and federal laws and Bucknell policy, including Pennsylvania Criminal History, FBI and Child Abuse clearances. The Samek Museum Fellowship offer is contingent upon the University’s verification of these credentials.

Application Guidelines

All of the following materials are due by midnight on April 12, 2013, and should be submitted by email to: r.rinehart@bucknell.edu.

Cover Letter

Include a cover letter that addresses all of the following questions in one to two pages:

• Why are you interested in this position?
• What makes you a strong candidate for this position? Please tell about your relevant educational background and past experience.
• What aspects of this position interest you the most? Why?
• What are your long-term goals? Where do you see yourself in five years?

Resume

Please outline ALL of your employment history including art-related and non-art-related work experience. Please also list exhibitions you have worked on, art writing or curating, awards and recognition that you have received, other art-related engagements you’ve participated in, as well as extracurricular activities, etc.

Writing Sample

Please send either:

▪ 2 academic papers you have written about art, or
▪ 1 academic paper and one other writing sample such as an exhibition brochure or art review.

References

Please provide email and phone contact information for three references; professors, curators, gallery directors, or related professionals who know your work well.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about this position or about the application process then please contact:

Richard Rinehart, Director
r.rinehart@bucknell.edu
http://museum.blogs.bucknell.edu/


JOB

Samek Art Museum Fellow


Deadline:
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Samek Art Museum
Bucknell University
Museum Fellowship



Department Overview

The Museum a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Museum presents original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Museum maintains an active museum collection of over 5,400 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The encyclopedic collection includes objects from pre-history to contemporary video art with strengths in photography and prints. The Museum programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 3,600 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 2,000 of storage and workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 12 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually. For more information, see http://museum.blogs.bucknell.edu.

Fellowship Overview

The Museum Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship offers professional training in curating, collection development, and arts administration and is designed to help fellows support their academic and career goals through supervised work experiences. Under the supervision of the Samek Art Museum director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Museum's programs and operations. This is a 12-month (July 2015-June 2016) fellowship for one year with the possibility of a second year. This fellowship is a commitment of an average of 20 hours/week. The fellowship offers an annual $12,000 stipend for living expenses.

Special Opportunities

The Museum is currently exploring actively collecting and preserving born-digital art in addition to traditional art forms, offering a unique opportunity for the next Fellow who will be an integral part of this research and early collection development. Museum director, Richard Rinehart, recently published "Re-Collection: Art, New Media, & Social Memory" (http://re-collection.net or #re_collect) and working together with campus IT, the Museum is well positioned to undertake this project.

In addition to their other responsibilities and opportunities, the Fellow will be offered the opportunity to curate an exhibition drawn from the Museum's permanent collection at the end of their first year and, should the fellow remain a second year, they will be offered the chance to curate a special exhibition for the Museum's Downtown Gallery.

Fellowship Learning Goals

For the fellow, the purpose of the fellowship is:
• To learn to function as a professional within his/her institution as well as the broader community of museums, and to understand current museum issues.
• To learn to function within the organizational structure of a museum and to develop a knowledge of governance and administrative operations.
• To develop knowledge and skills related to specific areas of museum work.
• To develop the ability to identify, assess and solve on-the-job museum problems.
• To assess individual wishes and needs for professional development.
• To learn how exhibitions are curated and produced in a professional art gallery/museum environment.
• To learn how the permanent museum collection of artworks is conserved, documented, and used in teaching and research.
• To learn how galleries and museums educate the public about art in an informal life-long learning environment.

Fellowship Assignments

The fellow engages in learning opportunities and provides assistance with all aspects relating to the museum collections, interchanging/rotating exhibitions and interpretive programs, including, but not limited to:

• Curatorial coordination for the "Connections Gallery: Experiments in Community Curating" including coordinating bi-monthly installation and de-installation.
• Researching artists and the exhibition history of artworks, creating exhibition documentation, corresponding with artists, and other tasks that contribute to developing exhibitions.
• Conduct research, assist, and advise the Museum in collecting and preserving born-digital artworks.
• Receiving training in handling original artworks by assisting with installing and de-installing exhibitions and assisting with delivery and pick-up artwork.
• Documenting art objects, and making the collection available to students and faculty in a learning environment.
• Curatorial field trips to regional galleries and museums.
• Accompany director and staff to selected campus arts meetings.
• Acting as Museum docent.
• Occasionally opening gallery and assisting with producing events.
• Practicing public museum writing with regular writing for museum's blog.
• Read assigned readings about the history of museums and exhibition practices.
• Attend regular meeting with museum director to reflect on fellowship experiences, plan individual projects and receive work assignments, discuss readings, and receive career consulting.
• Attend weekly Museum staff meetings to observe and participate in administrative planning for the Museum's programs and operations.

Fellowship Requirements

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice. Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask and prioritize are essential to the position. Strong research skills are a plus. Background in art history with coursework in modern art preferred.

• A Master’s degree in art history (preferred, though BA's in art history or related fields such as art education, curatorial studies, or museum studies will be considered with outstanding ancillary experience and relevant research.)
• Familiarity with issues around curating, collecting, and preserving born-digital artworks preferred.
• Dependable, strong work ethic, and good communication skills.
• Must be proficient with social media tools (WordPress, Facebook, etc.) and familiar with digital AV media (Video files, Images, iMovie, Photoshop, etc.)
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work crouched or on ladders.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Must be able to obtain medical card required to drive 15 foot, 10,000 gross weight box truck.
• The University is required to conduct several background screens according to state and federal laws and Bucknell policy, including Pennsylvania Criminal History, FBI and Child Abuse clearances. The Samek Museum Fellowship offer is contingent upon the University’s verification of these credentials.

Application Guidelines

All of the following materials are due by midnight on April 12, 2013, and should be submitted by email to: r.rinehart@bucknell.edu.

Cover Letter

Include a cover letter that addresses all of the following questions in one to two pages:

• Why are you interested in this position?
• What makes you a strong candidate for this position? Please tell about your relevant educational background and past experience.
• What aspects of this position interest you the most? Why?
• What are your long-term goals? Where do you see yourself in five years?

Resume

Please outline ALL of your employment history including art-related and non-art-related work experience. Please also list exhibitions you have worked on, art writing or curating, awards and recognition that you have received, other art-related engagements you’ve participated in, as well as extracurricular activities, etc.

Writing Sample

Please send either:

▪ 2 academic papers you have written about art, or
▪ 1 academic paper and one other writing sample such as an exhibition brochure or art review.

References

Please provide email and phone contact information for three references; professors, curators, gallery directors, or related professionals who know your work well.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about this position or about the application process then please contact:

Richard Rinehart, Director
r.rinehart@bucknell.edu
http://museum.blogs.bucknell.edu/


DISCUSSION

Rhizome Today: Digital Preservation Book Report


Michael, you provide a choice insight into these two approaches. To underscore the depth of agreement on this point, I wrote in chapter 4 of Re-Collection, "Artists using a computer to create a work of art arrange a series of 0s and 1s in the computer’s dynamic memory, and when they hit Save those bits are written to a magnetic disk. Only seconds into the process and already they are making copies. To ask for the “authentic” bits or even the “authentic” computer makes no sense." In my mind, digital forensic approaches and the more social memory approach that we took with this book are not in opposition, but are just two different parts of the elephant being described.

Your focus on language is apt too vis-a-vis variability; when interviewed by the Library of Congress about our book, the interviewer thought that our railing on fixity was confusing (aren't checksums a good thing for preservation?) until we clarified that we were writing about institutional notions of fixity and not the computer science term fixity.

I might also echo your observation about institutions and draw out the implications of Dragan's concluding quote with another (also from Re-Collection, but that's allowed in a review, right?) "...museums must become expert at something new; they must bring the same rigor to documenting and preserving actions and performances that they now bring to preserving materials and artifacts.

JOB

Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Design & Print Media


Deadline:
Fri Feb 28, 2014 09:55

Location:
Lewsiburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Entry-level Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Design and Print Media. One-year with possibility of renewal for a second year. The applicant should be able to teach courses in drawing, web/digital Design, and print media at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to studio majors and non-majors in a liberal arts environment. We seek a teacher-artist with an ability to encourage analytical thinking and creativity in students. The ideal candidate will recognize design as a fine art practice and be familiar with emerging technologies as well as traditional media. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and creative work will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence.

Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, PA, is a highly ranked, privately endowed, national university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3400 undergraduates in professional and liberal arts programs. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a combination of outdoor recreational opportunities, an affordable cost of living and excellent schools. Bucknell is located within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.