I. Guest Curator for an exhibit honoring the 30th anniversary of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt from The University of North Texas Libraries special collections. Though this is an unpaid position, it will provide some excellent experience. It is time sensitive, as the bulk of the work needs to be completed within the next month and a half (following a recent departure of the former curator). The contact person for this is Agatha Beins of Texas Woman’s University at ABeins@twu.edu.
More from the UNT job description: The guest curator’s essential duties are to pull together research surrounding the exhibit topic, being the Dallas AIDS/HIV crisis and the NAMES Project Foundation (this year marks the 30thanniversary of the initial display of the quilt on the National Mall), in order to create text for the exhibit, as well as help select items to display in the exhibit. In our collections, we hold many collections related to the Dallas LGBT community, and most helpful with this exhibit will be the Resource Center Collection and the Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Collection. The text and object selection for the exhibit should go hand in hand to tell a story of the AIDS/HIV crisis in Dallas. Someone from UNT will help to facilitate research, edit text, and select objects, so the guest curator would not have to invest too much time onsite, but they would have to invest some time in the library’s reading room to look through the collections. Once the text and object selection are finalized, UNT will work to create the physical and online exhibits. The guest curator would also be invited to present a lecture about the exhibit and their research, as part of our standard lecture/reception event that we hold each semester, though this is not required.
II. Part-time instructor at Northstar School (private, nonprofit, located in south Arlington). Amanda Guidotti <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the assistant director there, and says it would be a great option for someone working on a dissertation and in need of partial funding.
Here’s her description: Northstar School is seeking a qualified instructor to teach lower school History – one section each of Ancient and Medieval – and upper school History (one section of World). Our classes are very small, with less than ten students per class, and instructors have the freedom to craft their own curriculum. A formal teaching certificate is not required but passion and expertise in your field is a must!
It is a part-time position requiring roughly 4 hours/week in the classroom for each class. Interested parties can submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com and learn more about the school at www.nsschool.org (although our website is currently under construction).