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

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BIO
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

Gallery Registrar


Deadline:
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Department Overview

The Samek Art Gallery is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Galleries present original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary and new media art. The Gallery maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 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, 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 workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 15 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually. The Gallery team is comprised of the Director, Public Programs & Outreach Manager, Registrar, Preparator & Operations Coordinator, Gallery Fellow, and student employees and volunteers. For more information, see http://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu.

Job Description

The Registrar oversees all aspects of the transportation, handling, installation, and management of artworks under the gallery's purview including works from the permanent collection and works on loan for special exhibitions. The Registrar, with the help of the Preparator, installs and de-installs exhibitions and serves as exhibition project manager to ensure that each installation is completed safely, on time, and within budget. The Registrar is also responsible for collection record keeping, condition reporting, inventory, general handling and care of objects including reporting of conservation related issues, insurance, packing and shipping and maintaining the collections management database. The Registrar facilitates physical and intellectual access to collections through the collection study room and the online collections database. This is a full time, professional, benefits-eligible position.

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION & DE-INSTALLATION
• Act as exhibition project manager to ensure that each installation is completed safely, on time, and within budget.
• Duties will include but are not limited to: receiving, unpacking and, packing artworks; hanging and placement of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals; spackling and painting; handling artworks on loan and permanent collections; lighting exhibitions; matting and framing artworks; and pick-up and delivery of artwork.
• Organize, schedule, and direct a team of exhibition installation assistants, or "Prep Crew", made up of Preparator & Operations Coordinator, Gallery Fellow, student employees, and campus Facilities as needed.
• Train Prep Crew in handling of valuable and fragile artworks.
• Maintain up-to-date shared gallery master calendar of exhibitions, installation and de-installation dates.
• Order tools and supplies as needed for exhibition installation.

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
• Manage and supervise the care and use of the collections by ensuring proper
storage, handling, conservation and exhibition techniques.
• Generate condition and conservation reports.
• Oversee and implement the Collections Management Policy, prepare materials for Collections Advisory Committee
• Work with Director to develop collection policies including security, disaster and emergency plans.
• Work with Preparator & Operations Coordinator to implement security systems and procedures related to collections.
• Design and manage art storage areas including furniture, HVAC, security and pest-control programs.
• Work with Director and campus Lib/IT to store, migrate, and preserve media art in collection.
• Contract for outside services as needed Conservation, rigging, packing, crating, shipping, photography, insurance

COLLECTIONS ACCESS
• Respond to and fulfill requests from faculty, students, public, staff, and other museums requesting access to collection for instruction, research, or loan request.
• Manage Museum Collection Study Room including: scheduling and calendaring, receive and fulfill requests for class visits, and recording attendance and use.
• Manage online public access to collection management system including catalog data, images, and video.
• Manage photographic services, including rights and reproduction requests.

ART HANDLING
• Coordinate packing, crating, and shipping of art from collection or art being loaned for exhibition.
• Transport art between collections storage facilities and galleries, to hang or retrieve from campus, and to off-site locations for framing, photography, conservation, etc.
• Coordinate large campus art re-deployments including department moves, building renovations, campus events, President's house, etc.
• Receive, mediate, and fulfill requests from individual faculty and staff to hang art on campus.
• Act as courier or designate courier when needed.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
• Create and maintain legal documents related to exhibitions and collections including: loan agreements, loan requests, insurance policies, donor acknowledgement letters, and tax and gift forms.
• Manage digital collections management system including: original cataloging of art objects, updating catalog records, and working with campus Lib/IT to improve database system.
• Maintain paper files including collections and donor files.
• Maintain institutional archive of print publications.
• Structure gallery shared server space for effective use.
• Develop and implement bi-annual collection inventory incorporating works in storage, on campus, on loan, and in exhibition.
• Coordinate object identification services, including reporting and compliance with federal and international laws such as NAGPRA.
• Maintaining IMNH facilities reports and reviewing borrower’s facilities report.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Graduate degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or closely related field.
• Professional experience in an art gallery or museum in functional areas detailed in the job description
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent self-starter
• Valid PA drivers license (or ability to get one within 30 days)
• Ability to drive 15' box truck (standard license) or willingness to be trained
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, as scheduled
• Demonstrated facility with office software and online social media
• Proficient with manual and power tools.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• sit for 2-4 hours at one time, up to 6 hours per day;
• lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
• lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (34-66% of the workday);
• lift up to 50 pounds to waist height and up to 25 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
• frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34-66% of the workday);
• occasionally bend, squat, reach overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high, lift overhead, weld, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
• work in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions; possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
• very good visual acuity

To apply, follow link below.


JOB

Seeking Gallery Fellow for 2013-14


Deadline:
Fri May 31, 2013 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Samek Art Gallery
Bucknell University
Gallery Fellowship


Department Overview

The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Galleries present original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Gallery maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 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, 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 workspace. The Galleries produce, on average, 15 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually. For more information, see http://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu.

Fellowship Overview

The Gallery Fellowship is offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The fellowship offers professional training in 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 Gallery director and chief curator, the fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Galleries' programs and operations. This is a 9-month (Sep 2013-May 2014) 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 a $10,000 stipend for living expenses.

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.
• 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 gallery docent.
• Occasionally opening gallery and assisting with producing events.
• Practicing public museum writing with regular writing for gallery's blog.
• Read assigned readings about the history of museums and exhibition practices.
• Attend regular meeting with gallery director to reflect on fellowship experiences, plan individual projects and receive work assignments, discuss readings, and receive career consulting.
• Attend weekly gallery staff meetings to observe and participate in administrative planning for the gallery'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 Bachelor’s degree in art history (strongly preferred, though BA's in related fields such as art education, curatorial studies, or museum studies will be considered.)
• Dependable, strong work ethic, and good communication skills.
• Must be proficient with social media tools: blogging, Facebook, etc.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work crouched or on ladders.
• Must have a valid drivers license.
• Candidates must agree to a background check because they will have access to art collection storage areas.

Application Guidelines

All of the following materials are due by midnight on May 31, 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.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted by professors, curators, gallery directors, or related professionals who know you well. These letters should be emailed by the authors directly to: r.rinehart@bucknell.edu by May 31.

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://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu/


OPPORTUNITY

APA Conference on Digital Preservation, New Delhi, India


Deadline:
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:59

Location:
New Delhi, India

APA Conference on Digital Preservation, New Delhi, India

Draft Call for Papers

Introduction
As noted in the IDC country brief, the digital universe in India is expected to grow 23 fold between 2012-2020. The digital bits captured or created each year in the country is expected to grow from 127 exabytes to 2.9 zettabytes between 2012 and 2020. Asia’s giants India and China together would account for the 29% of the total digital universe in 2020 which is estimated to be 40 zettabytes. The IDC digital universe report also includes similar country briefs and growth projections about China, US and Western Europe. The growth projections pertaining to the production and capture of digital information or big data is propelled by internet, social networks, e-government and enterprise applications, migration from analogue to digital, cloud based applications, machine to machine and mobile communication, etc. The explosion of digital information has caught most of us unprepared to handle the threats posed by rapidly changing technologies and digital obsolescence of computer hardware, software, file formats and storage media. The possibilities of data corruption, physical damage and disasters continue to endanger digitally encoded information. The legal, financial, and administrative consequences of loss of digital information pose major concerns. In this context, the need and relevance of digital preservation is already recognized by UNESCO which has decided to play active advocacy role to make digital preservation frameworks and practices as per the Vancouver Declaration, The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, 2012. It is challenging to ensure the accessibility, readability, usability, reliability and authenticity of such digital information over a long period. The ephemeral and intangible nature of digital information demands continuous and active management for its long term preservation. It requires the development of digital preservation best practices, methods, tools, systems, and infrastructural setup including trusted and sustainable digital repositories. To frame a response to the challenge, the purpose of this international conference is to facilitate deliberations and sharing of domain specific case studies between digital preservation experts, archivists, technology developers, researchers, legal and law enforcement professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders.

Therefore, the organizers of this conference will like to invite research papers, case study papers and position papers based on the following thematic areas –

• Case studies of digital preservation in various domains such as e-government, scientific and research data, geospatial information, electronic health records, audio and video, media archives, government and cultural archives, corporate data archives, etc.
• Case studies of domain specific adaptation of OAIS model
• Case studies of digital disasters and recovery
• Case studies of digital forensic to establish authenticity of information
• Case studies of trusted repositories in cloud
• Digital preservation for legal compliances
• The challenges and techniques for maintaining trust in electronic records over long period
• Integrating e-record management with e-government
• Infrastructure development for trusted digital repositories
• Approaches for long term sustainability of digital repositories
• Data mining and repurposing of digital information stored in digital repositories
• Long term storage solutions with techniques for optimization and efficacy
• Preparing for audit and certification of digital repositories
• Design of domain specific digital preservation policy framework
• Curriculum design for digital preservation

We invite three types of papers
Case studies & work in progress (6 to 8 pages)
Full research papers (max 10 pages)
Position papers (4 to 6 pages)

For submissions to the working conference, the authors must use the LNCS templates and style files available from:
http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downoaddocument/CSProceedings_AuthorTools_Word_2003.zipSGWID=0-0-45-1124637-0

Download paper template with format specifications
All papers should be in the specified conference publication format and sent as both pdf and MS Word files to dinesh@cdac.in and director@alliancepermanentaccess.org by 31st October 2013.

Publication of proceedings
Selected papers from this conference will be published in the form of CD / book.

Important dates
Last date of paper submission: 31st October 2013
Acceptance notification: 10th December 2013

General chairs
Dr. Dinesh Katre, Associate Director & HOD, C-DAC, Pune, India
Dr. David Giaretta, Director, Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), EU

Advisory Committee
Dr. Luciana Duranti, Director, InterPARES, University of British Columbia, Canada
Prof. John Wood, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK
Dr. Reagan W. Moore, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
(Confirmations from other invited members are expected.)

Programme Committee
(Confirmations from invited members are expected.)


JOB

Art Gallery Graduate Assistant


Deadline:
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:59

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

Seeking Gallery Graduate Assistants for 2012/13

The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artworks, artists, students, scholars, and the public. These encounters occur in the Samek Art Gallery, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, and across campus in pop-up exhibitions and permanent art installations. Presenting visual art in critical contexts consistent with Bucknell's high academic standards, the Galleries challenge students and extend the intellectual life of campus in an informal lifelong learning environment. The Galleries are academic art labs where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.

The Galleries seek two qualified Graduate Assistants for the 2012/13 academic year. The small scale of the Gallery staff (3 professional staff) means that both Graduate Assistants will have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the Galleries' operations, but each will also have a specific focus.

Curatorial Graduate Assistant
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Semesters
Stipend: $10,000

This assistant will work with gallery staff to learn how exhibitions are curated and produced in a professional art gallery/museum environment. Assignments will include researching artists and the exhibition history of artworks, creating exhibition documentation, installing exhibitions, and other tasks that contribute to developing exhibitions. The Curatorial Graduate Assistant will guest-curate the Annual Student Art Exhibition produced in partnership with the Dept. of Art and Art History.

Museum Education Graduate Assistant
Summer 2012 - Fall 2012 -Spring 2013 Semesters
Stipend: $12,000

This assistant will work with gallery staff to learn how galleries and museums educate the public about art in an informal life-long learning environment. The assistant will help with diverse educational strategies from wall text and labels, to leading gallery tours for students and community members, to lectures and other public programs at both the Samek Art Gallery on campus and the Downtown Art Gallery. The Museum Education Graduate Assistant will be instrumental in developing and implementing interpretive programs at the new Downtown Art Gallery.

Graduate Assistants work in the gallery an average of 20 hours/week (except holidays and University recesses.) They will split their time between focused long-term projects outlined above as well as daily tasks in support of the Galleries' programs and operations, including, but not limited to: moving collections objects, preparing for public programs, blogging on the gallery blog, giving short gallery tours to students and staff, matting, framing, packing and installing art.

Benefits

This is an ideal position for a student with a BA who wants to strengthen their application to graduate school and their work experience at the same time. A student with an MA heading toward a PhD would find similar benefits.

This is a paid one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon favorable evaluations. Graduate Assistants are admitted to Bucknell as non-degree seeking graduate students. GRE not required. They have the opportunity to take classes each semester to continue to expand their knowledge and skills. Classes in the department of Art and Art History include printmaking, painting, photography and video, and a range of Art History courses. Assistants are also able to take classes in other disciplines of interest. These Assistantships include tuition for 2 courses/credits per semester. You must be enrolled in those 2 courses per semester and this tuition scholarship is paid by the university. Taking 2 courses per semester is considered full-time and should allow deferral of student loans.

Minimum Qualifications

▪ A Bachelor’s degree in art history (strongly preferred, though BA's in related fields such as studio art, art education, or museum studies will be considered.)
▪ The Graduate Assistants must be dependable, have strong work ethic, and good communication skills.
▪ Must be proficient with social media tools: blogging, Facebook, etc.
▪ Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work on ladders.
▪ Must have a valid drivers license.
▪ Candidates must agree to a background check because they will have access to art collection storage areas.
The student’s undergraduate GPA should be 3.0 or higher. Graduate Assistants are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at Bucknell as well.

Application Guidelines

All of the following materials are due by midnight on April 20, 2012, and should be submitted by email to: pam.campanaro@bucknell.edu Transcripts, however, should be sent by regular mail following the instructions below.

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.

Transcripts

Must be received by April 20, 2012 and should be mailed to: Pam Campanaro, Samek Art Gallery, 300 ELC, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted by professors, curators, or gallery directors who know you well. These letters should be emailed by your professors to: pam.campanaro@bucknell.edu by April 20.

Additional Information

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

Pamela Campanaro, Operations Manager
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University
pam.campanaro@bucknell.edu, 570.577.3981
http://galleries.blogs.bucknell.edu/


EVENT

American Cypher: Stereo Helix for Sally Hemings


Dates:
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:00 - Mon Apr 30, 2012

Location:
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
United States of America

With this inaugural exhibition, the stairwell of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University is transformed into a sound art chamber.

Artists Mendi and Keith Obadike describe the Stereo Helix for Sally Hemings, part of their American Cypher project, as a sonic drawing created for the lobby of the ELC. The primary sound source for this work is a small antique bell that belonged to Sally Hemings, given to her by Martha Jefferson (her half-sister and Thomas Jefferson’s wife).

This sound recording has been manipulated in order to derive multiple textures, pitches, colors, and effects from this source. The bell sounds have been mixed in the installation in real-time with ambient field recordings from Jefferson's Monticello plantation. The sound plays from moving speakers in the stairwell, emitting an extremely narrow beam of sound in a spiraling double helix-like pattern. This project uses the genetic code of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson as a musical score input into custom software to generate an original evolving soundscape.

Mendi and Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists whose music, live art, and conceptual Internet artworks have been exhibited internationally. Their album The Sour Thunder was released on Bridge Records. Their work generated much discussion online and offline when they offered Keith's blackness for sale on eBay in 2001. In 2002 Mendi and Keith premiered their Internet opera The Sour Thunder, which was the first new media work commissioned by the Yale Cabaret and they launched The Interaction of Coloreds (commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art). Keith received a BA in Art from North Carolina Central University and an MFA in Sound Design from Yale University. Mendi received a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in Literature from Duke University.

Artist talk and opening Feb. 29, 7:00PM, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University.

Presented in collaboration with the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.