Opportunities

Associate Registrar & Provenance Researcher

The Associate Registrar and Provenance Researcher at the Syracuse University Art Museum performs and assists with essential museum-related collections and management tasks. This position works with the registrar to manage over 45,000 collection objects, maintaining records for the collection and overseeing care, inventory, storage, and movement of the collection. The Associate Registrar and Provenance Researcher helps implement policies and procedures that are in keeping with best professional practice for the registration, documentation, fine art photography, packing, handling, storage, condition reports, display, and security of objects on loan to and in the SU Art Museum’s collections.

View and apply for the job at this website.

Luise and Morton Kaish Fellowship

The Luise and Morton Kaish Fellows program is a funded opportunity for an undergraduate Syracuse University student to undertake primary research and gain firsthand museum experience for one academic year at the Art Museum under the guidance of the Museum’s staff. The Kaish Fellow can come from any academic background and must be interested in working with the museum’s extensive collection to undertake interdisciplinary research.

The Kaish Fellow will utilize works of art by Luise and Morton Kaish, as well as other works from the museum’s extensive permanent collection, to conduct scholarly research that may lead to an exhibition, a virtual exhibition, web resources, new interpretive materials, or a piece of scholarly writing. The Kaish Fellow will also have the opportunity to assist with the documentation, organization, and preservation of the collection, to work closely with the Museum’s staff, and to be integrated into the intellectual life of the Museum.

The Kaish Fellow will receive a payment of $5,000, to be paid in two equal distributions, one in Fall 2022 and one in Spring 2023.

Undergraduate applicants only.

To apply, please email suart@syr.edu with a resume, cover letter, and two references by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Please send these materials a single PDF.

For full information on the fellowship, please read the Call For Applicants.

The Louise B. and Bernard G. Palitz Graduate Art Scholarship

The Louise ‘44 and Bernard Palitz Graduate Art Scholar Endowed Fund was established in 2011 by longtime museum advocates Louise Beringer Palitz ’44 and Bernard Palitz to support outstanding Syracuse University graduate students in Art History and/or Museum Studies. Awardees are known as Palitz Art Scholars in recognition of their achievements and potential in the fields of Art History and/or Museum Studies. During the 2022-2023 award year, the Palitz Art Scholar will be expected to give a public presentation of their work. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests or project engages with the Museum’s collection; Museum staff will support this work by providing access to the collection and related documents, and offering mentorship.

The Endowed Fund supports one Palitz Art Scholar annually. The 2022-2023 Palitz Art Scholar will receive $10,000, to be paid as two equal stipends at the start of the fall and spring semesters.

To apply please email suart@syr.edu with your CV and a cover letter outlining your research interests or research project (including, if applicable, your interest in the Museum’s collection), your scholarly and/or professional achievements in the field of Art History and/or Museum Studies, and, if applicable, your financial needs by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Please also include in your letter the names and contact information for three (3) references, including at least one academic reference and at least one professional reference.