UIUC job posting in DC
>230 G Street SW
> Position Announcement
> Program Coordinator of “Illinois at the Phillips” (a Joint Program
> between UIUC and The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art in
> Washington, D.C.
> This is a 12-month, full-time, visiting academic professional position
> beginning as soon as possible after the close date. Contingent on funding,
> this visiting position may become regular. Salary commensurate with
> The central task of this employee is to run the Champaign-Urbana office
> of the Illinois at the Phillips Program and to carry out the directives of
> the director of the program. The tasks will include a broad range from
> simple errands, scheduling, making travel arrangements, coordination of events,
> correspondence, budgeting, and organizing of the office, to advising and
> recruiting students for the program, writing grant applications, annual
> reports and news releases, handling public relations, overseeing the day to day
> operations of the program, coordinating with staff in Washington, and
> looking after the needs of students and fellows in the program as necessary.
> There are also a variety of creative projects generated out of the office,
> including books, exhibitions and films that this person will coordinate under
> the supervision of the director. This person will need to go to Washington
> to arrange aspects of the program, such as arranging housing for students
> and becoming familiar with museum staff and facilities in Washington.
> However, he or she will be headquartered in Champaign in the School of Art and
> Design. The hours will generally be weekdays during regular business hours,
> but hours may vary to accommodate office needs, including campus meetings,
> errands, and other out-of-office activities. Occasionally events and other
> tasks may require work after hours or on weekends. The successful candidate
> will take the initiative to identify and accomplish tasks for the program
> and the director without requiring micromanagement. It is also expected that
> this person will be available to the director by cell phone or e-mail for
> consultation occasionally during evenings and weekends, but otherwise work
> outside of normal office hours would be infrequent.
> The position requires strong writing and interpersonal skills and a
> bachelor’s degree, preferably in art or a related discipline. Familiarity with
> and an ability to manage the administrative procedures at the University of
> Illinois, an understanding of finance and budgeting, a knowledge of modern
> and contemporary art and an acquaintance with art museums, as well as some
> general grasp of computer technology (including basic office computer
> skills) as it applies to art projects and museum informatics, is desired.
> Send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three
> references to Jonathan Fineberg, Director, “Illinois at the Phillips,” School
> of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 143 Art and
> Design Building, MC-590, 408 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820. Inquiries
> to address above, or (217) 333-2537, 217-244-7688 (fax) or
> To ensure full consideration applications must be received by July 14,
> 2009. Applications may be considered before the close date, but no hiring
> decisions will be made until after that date.
> Minorities, women and members of other designated classes are encouraged
> to apply. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal
> Opportunity Employer.
cell 202 285-3343
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