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CAA is the organization supporting all professionals in the visual arts. Open positions and internship opportunities are listed here as they become available.

Full- and Part-Time Positions

Grants and Special Programs Manager

Supervisor: Director of Programs and Publications
Full-time, salaried with benefits.
Date posted: October 4, 2018

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and foster relationships with foundation representatives, jury members, and Affiliated Societies liaisons.
  • Work with the Development Manager and other CAA employees to generate and oversee proposals for identified programs and projects. Write proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
  • Manage grants by: developing internal reporting systems, managing the grants calendar, writing reports, maintaining detailed historical records, working with staff to ensure each program or project is meeting proposal conditions and expectations. Monitor and manage grants income goal.

Program Support:

  • Manages all administrative tasks related to Affiliated Societies, RAAMP, awards, and other CAA programs.
  • Supports other CAA grant-based projects by providing outreach to targeted communities; supports program development; and assists with documents related to grant management.

Publication Grants Program Support:

  • Responsible for one semiannual and two annual publications grants, serves as liaison to grant juries, originates grant proposals with other CAA employees, and writes report narratives.
  • Coordinates grant applications, circulates applications to jury members, and attends jury meetings.
  • Additional responsibilities include: processing requests for grant payment, checking incoming book proofs for adherence to grant guidelines, managing correspondence with applicants, and maintaining records of grant activities.

Awards for Distinction Program:

  • Manages thirteen awards-jury activities, including jury appointments, conference calls to select awardees, and notification to awardees.
  • In collaboration with Program Manager, coordinates the CAA conference awards ceremony, including arrangements for awardees as needed, content creation for awards, and publication of award citations. Maintains database of awardees.

Affiliated Societies Program:

  • Reviews applications and cultivates programs and services for CAA’s Affiliated Societies.
  • Ensures that all databases and webpages are up-to-date and accurate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A., preferably in the visual arts, art history, or related fields.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with grant writing and management.
  • Program development experience and previous experience with nonprofit administration preferred.
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of contracts and agreements preferred.
  • Ability to organize work, follow through on details, and meet deadlines. Must be able to communicate clearly and regularly about project goals.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and oral communication.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Some night and weekend work may be required, as well as some travel.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Tiffany Dugan, Director of Programs and Publications via email (with “Grants and Special Programs Manager” and applicant’s last name in the subject line) at tdugan@collegeart.org. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications accepted until all positions are filled. Please include the names and contact information of three references who can speak to your ability to perform the tasks requested.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

CAA Internships

CAA Internship Program

CAA offers an internship program in its New York office for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Specifically, the program is designed for those who wish to gain experience and develop skills in the following areas:

  • Events and Conference Programming
  • Publications and Digital Publications
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Membership Development

Each intern will be assigned a discrete, clearly defined project (or projects) to be completed during the internship period.

The number of hours will depend on the preference of the CAA department, but will generally expected to work 20-30 hours per week in CAA’s New York office sometime between the hours of 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday to Friday. All internships require a commitment of eight consecutive weeks. Interns are expected to be commit three days per week.


Eligibility

  • Candidates must have successfully completed their junior year at an undergraduate college in any field of study.
  • Candidates must have secure housing in the New York area which will allow them to complete the entire internship period.
  • Candidates should have had some office experience and should be generally familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 preferable.

Internship sessions

  • Fall – 8 weeks (September 15 through December 15)
  • Spring – 8 weeks (January 15 through May 15)
  • Summer – 8 weeks (June 1 through August 15)

There will be two interns per session.

Compensation

Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 per month paid bimonthly along with CAA’s regular payroll. Interns will be viewed as independent contractors and no deductions will be made, however a 1099 will be issued and interns are expected to pay all taxes as required under law.

Course Credit

CAA will make every effort to assist successful candidates to obtain college credit, if applicable.  Please coordinate with your institution’s administrator for semester credit. CAA can provide letters of confirmation and/or complete necessary forms.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter indicating your departmental interests (please rank two preferred departments), and CV to Daniel Tsai, CAA Programs and Publications Administrator: dtsai@collegeart.org. Please also list two professional references and the means to contact them via telephone or email. No phone calls please.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern

Position Title: Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern

Supervisor: Grants and Special Programs Manager

The position is paid, part-time, twenty hours per week, non-benefited, for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension.

The Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) website is a project of CAA supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Designed by committee members and museum leaders, it offers materials for practicing museum educators on practical and content-related guidelines.

CAA seeks a proactive and engaged art museum professional to join the staff as the RAAMP Project Intern.  Initial tenure is for three months with the possibility of renewal. The Intern will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the project, including: corresponding with stakeholder museums and organizations; identifying published and community resources; archiving materials in the CORE repository on Humanities Commons; coordinate “Coffee Gatherings,” video practica, and other programming; liaise with project designer; and other administrative tasks as needed.

Assist project manager in designing and conducting surveys for evaluation.  Ideally, the intern will be intimately familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions nationwide and internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the project manager with correspondence with stakeholders
  • Conduct research to obtain materials relevant to academic art museum practices
  • Contact institutions and solicit materials for the repository
  • Coordinate schedules
  • Monitor and compile analytics on website performance
  • Compile and visualize data relating to academic art museums
  • Inventory existing surveys and responses
  • Disseminate new surveys for data collection
  • Other administrative duties as determined by the project manager, director of programs and publications, and/or executive director

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related discipline and 2–3 years’ experience with museums, libraries, special collections, or digital collections.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
  • Clear and articulate communication style in speech and writing.
  • Initiative to take on new projects and ability to carry them out.
  • Commitment to the full three-month term of the internship.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Aakash Suchak, grants and special programs manager, via email (with “RAAMP Intern” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at asuchak@collegeart.org.  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for two to three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.