Job Postings 


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Murray Roman Curatorial & Community Engagement Teaching Assistantships

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture are pleased to offer two Graduate teaching assistantships at the Museum. The selected candidates, currently enrolled Art History graduate students, will gain important professional Museum experience by supervising undergraduate students enrolled in the Museum’s internship program in two distinct ways. These positions work collaboratively with each other in order to facilitate the multifaceted internship program. Both also report to the Director of the Museum. Deadline for 2021-2022 is May 14.

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Freelance Grant Writer 

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara is looking for a freelance grant writer. This is a 3-month contracted position, with the possibility of extension based on performance and achievements.
Requirements include:
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in grant writing for the arts and/or museum field;
-The ability to research new grants while shepherding grant applications;
-The capacity to work independently, yet in close communication with a varied group of staff members across the University (Museum, Development, Office of Research, etc.);
-The competence to match a tight deadline schedule.
The Museum is especially interested in applying for grants that support its conservation, digitization and exhibition projects.
If interested, please send resumé, cover letter, and 2 writing samples (preferably of grants applied for) to info@museum.ucsb.edu


Museum Internships


AD&A Museum Undergraduate Internship


Background: In 2012, the AD&A Museum initiated a dynamic undergraduate internship program in order to fulfill its goal of engaging with members of our campus community and the greater Santa Barbara area. The Museum has since partnered with various institutions promoting access to education, arts, and culture in Santa Barbara (Isla Vista Youth Project, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lum Art Zine), as well as with university departments (UCSB Library, Special Research Collections), to provide interns with a wide range of learning opportunities that contribute to their academic and professional development. Moreover, interns can also work within the Museum, as positions are made available in various sectors – Curatorial, Registration and Collections Management, Communications and Programming, and in the Architecture and Design Collection.

Requirements: The AD&A Museum Internship Seminar (ARTHI192A/B) is a requirement of the Internship Program. This course aims to lay the theoretical and practical foundation for the pursuit of future work and studies in museums through class assignments and discussions, guest lectures, field trips, and outreach initiatives. Interns must thus attend the weekly classes and fulfill the seminar tasks, in addition to participating in museum events and conducting their individual internships. Interns are required to commit to the Program for the full school year. This position requires someone who is personable, collaborative, well-organized, accountable, and enthusiastic. Priority will be given to applicants who express an interest in the visual arts, cultural research, and educational outreach, as well as those with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+. All majors are welcome to apply.

Commitment: 3 units minimum for entire academic year with a range of 6-12 hours per week, depending on credit earned agreement (1 unit = 3 hours per week during the academic year; 1 unit = 5 hours per week during summer sessions).

Application available here. Deadline for 2021-22 is May 14. 

Please contact Leticia Cobra Lima , internship adviser, at leticiacobralima@ucsb.edu for more information.