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Research Center Coordinator

  • May 18, 2021 7:53 PM
    Message # 10521578

    May 18, 2021
    Research Center Coordinator
    Magazzino Italian Art
    Cold Spring, NY 10516

    Magazzino Italian Art is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join a fast-paced team as a Research Center Coordinator!

    The Research Center Coordinator will play a key role in managing all publications and will work directly with researchers, helping to shape the future development and programming in order to contribute to cultivating and engaging new scholars and students.

    Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States. The nonprofit museum serves as an advocate for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present. Through its curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives, Magazzino explores the impact and enduring resonances of Italian art on a global level.

    Meaning “warehouse” in Italian, Magazzino was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. The 20,000 square-foot museum, designed by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo, opened its doors in 2017, creating a new cultural hub and community resource within the Hudson Valley.

    Reports to: Director

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Direct the development and maintenance of a public collection of books, periodicals, posters, and a variety of other materials;

    • Direct the development, repair, and maintenance of the Research Center;

    • Provide reference and reader's advisory services on a regular schedule to students and scholars as supervisor of that department;

    • Approve and accept gifts and donations to the Research Center;

    • Conduct analysis and determine programming changes as needed; 

    • Oversee programs to promote Research Center services to the community; reviews and authorizes all Research Center publicity;

    • Oversee and maintain hardware, software, and website related to Research Center network operations;

    • Maintain an organized archive of work for future reference, which includes archival material such as letter, invoices, etc;

    • Assist with other department activities as needed;

    • Assist with the maintenance and development of various internal databases such as Office Share and Filemaker Pro;

    • Assist researchers with their inquiries;

    • Register and catalog all incoming publications;

    • Maintain the Research Center’s appearance and acquisitions;

    • Track all publications inventory in our off-site storage facility.

    Desired Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies or equivalent a definite plus!

    • Minimum of 2+ years’ library experience or equivalent;

    • Knowledge of professional Library/ Research Center principles, practices, and administration; 

    • In-depth knowledge of Library/Research Center programs and services;

    • High level of skill in Library/Research Center collection development;

    • High level of skill in planning, developing, and implementing Library/Research Center policies, procedures, and objectives;

    • Superior attention to detail, a strong work ethic;

    • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills required;

    • Proficiency with Apple and Filemaker Pro preferred;

    • Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team; 

    • A demonstrated interest in art history or the arts; 

    • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends; must be present for public programs as needed;

    • Competent in executing delegated tasks, communicating progress, and proactively undertaking work;

    • Italian language skills are not required but are a plus;

    • This is a full-time in-person position at our museum and research center in Cold Spring, NY.

    Please send cover letter and resume via email to Paula Ciccimarra:

    Magazzino Italian Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in and support this principle, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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