ARTLENS Gallery Fellowship

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a temporary (1 year), full-time Fellow to join the Information Management and Technology Service Department beginning in summer/fall 2017.

The ARTLENS Gallery Fellowship is a unique opportunity to introduce recent graduates with a high-level of academic achievement to working in a museum, with a focus on cross-collaborative digital projects. This person should have a demonstrated interest in technology and art history, as well as a strong understanding of CMA’s ARTLENS Gallery (formerly Gallery One) and ArtLens App. Working directly with the Chief Information Officer, the Fellow will take on the Digital Project Manager role, in addition to assisting with day-to-day administrative tasks, including scheduling, contracts, organizing meetings, note taking, website editing, and drafting papers and presentations on ArtLens Gallery. The Fellow will manage the various projects relating to IMTS and ARTLENS Gallery that are taken on during the year, including coordinating project schedules, working collaboratively with museum staff across departments, and liaising with outside vendors.

Previous projects have included the Mughal App, ArtLens App 2.0, ArtLens Studio, and ArtLens Exhibition. Future projects may include new Exhibition Apps, 3D photography of the collection, and ongoing ArtLens Gallery maintenance and upgrades.

To learn more about the most recent ArtLens Gallery project, please read: http://mw17.mwconf.org/paper/removing-the-barriers-of-gallery-one-a-new-approach-to-integrating-art-interpretation-and-technology/.

To learn about the history of Gallery One, please read:
http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/transforming-the-art-museum-experience-gallery-one-2/ and http://mw2014.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/gallery-one-the-first-year-sustainability-evaluation-process-and-a-new-smart-phone-app/.

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor of the Arts degree (B.A.) with demonstrated high academic achievement
  • Background or interest in history of art
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience producing digital content
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to distill and communicate complex concepts
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm for museums and technology

Please apply here with a cover letter and resume: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLE1004CMA/JobBoard/85cb4420-40e1-440b-9c73-ab703c4fa94d/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=675bbdcb-4f52-4b31-a0b1-e910035090b1 

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About Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander is the Chief Information/Digital Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Jane is a member of the museum’s executive team and is responsible for creating, ongoing iteration, and advocacy of a vision for innovation, technology implementation, and digital strategies best applied to the CMA’s mission. Jane oversees the strategy, concept, design, and implementation of interactive experiences, backend applications, and infrastructure design. In 2013, under her leadership, the CMA completed the award-winning Gallery One and the revolutionary mobile app that transformed the museum into one of the most technologically advanced and engaging art destinations in the world. In September 2017, CMA launched ARTLENS Gallery, the next iteration of CMA’s multi-faceted, innovative experience that encourages visitors to look closer, dive deeper, and engage with the museum’s collection. Transitioning away from the touchscreen technology, the Exhibition interactives use barrier-free, gesture-sensing projections that respond seamlessly to body movement and facial recognition as you approach, immersing visitors in the experience. Before moving to Cleveland, Jane developed and directed Columbia University’s acclaimed distance education program, as well as the development of university-wide resources for instructional technology and methodology. In Cleveland, Jane has worked on several high-profile projects, notably as the virtual Chief Technology Officer to the Great Lakes Science Center, as well as the technical design consultant to Frank Gehry's Peter B. Lewis Campus at Case Western Reserve University. Jane is a native New Yorker, with a BS and MS in Applied Mathematics as well as a BA in Architecture from Columbia University.