Week of 1/7/19: More, more, more listings

What: Black History Writer
Who: PBS Digital Studios
Where: Anywhere

What: Lead UX Writer
Who: Kahn Academy
Where: Mountain View, CA

What: Strategist
Who: SYPartners
Where: New York, NY

What: Design & Product Development Manager
Who: Mercado Global 
Where: Panajachel, Guatemala

What: Communications Associate
Who: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Where: Washington D.C.

What: Program Manager, Youth Justice Learning Programs
Who: CUNY School of Professional Studies
Where: New York, NY

What:  Community Engagement Coordinator
Who: ArchivesSpace
Where: Anywhere

What: Sr. Front End Developer
Who: Hypothesis
Where: Anywhere

What: Curator of Literature
Who: Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Where: New York, NY

What: Digital Asset Librarian
Who: Environmental Defense Fund
Where: New York, Boston, Raleigh, San Francisco, or Washington D.C.

Emerson Collective, Analyst, Social Innovation and Advocacy

Analyst, Social Innovation and Advocacy

At Emerson Collective, (EC), we believe that self-reliance is one of humanity's highest ideals. A person who is self-reliant is able to chart his or her own destiny in order to live to his or her fullest potential, leading to both individual advancement and a stronger society for us all. To support this belief, EC is determined to do entrepreneurial work in traditionally non-entrepreneurial contexts by partnering with and supporting innovative entrepreneurs who are driving game-changing social reform efforts, particularly in the areas of education, immigration, social justice, and the environment.

The Role
At EC, we care deeply about supporting innovative new models driving social change. This work involves investing in exciting and innovative ventures and pushing and collaborating with governments to drive change. This portfolio covers a wide breadth of topics and opportunities, from financial services for the poor to access to contraceptives to improving human capital in government.

We are seeking an Analyst to help build and manage our diverse portfolio of social innovation and advocacy partners. This person will support EC's team by:

  • Conducting landscape analysis to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Assisting with investment processes, including research, due diligence, documentation, post-investment support of partner companies, and impact measurement.
  • Developing and maintaining systems for organizing data, materials, and information.
  • Collaborating with EC?s other teams (communications, special events, policy, etc.) to ensure we are leveraging their tools and capabilities in support of our partners.
  •  Supporting the Portfolio Manager and our grant making and political teams as needed ? you must embrace that credo that there is ?no task too big and no task too small.?
  •  Preparing reports, presentations, memos and other documents for internal and external audiences.
  • Meeting with potential partner organizations and ascertaining potential for collaboration.
  • Taking on other projects as they arise.


  • You're passionate about social impact, particularly fighting poverty, improving schools, making government work well for all, and welcoming of immigrants.
  • You have 1-4 years of work experience or equivalent.
  • You're intellectually curious.  You love learning new things. You learn quickly and independently. You respond to new ideas, projects, and tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.
  • You're creative and resourceful when solving problems or completing tasks.
  • You have exceptional organization skills. You have strong prioritization skills, including time management and project management skills and always follow through.
  • You have strong analytical skills.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop materials for internal and external audiences.  You can communicate complex information clearly and concisely with everyone in the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • You maintain a team-oriented approach and thrive in entrepreneurial, dynamic environments. You?re comfortable taking on new tasks or projects with little direction and adjusting course quickly in response to feedback.
  • You have high standards for accuracy, quality and integrity.
  • You respond to new ideas, projects, and tasks with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.

This position will be based in Palo Alto.

EC offers competitive benefits and salary for this role.

To Apply
Send your resume and a short (<250 words) note about your interest in the role to recruiting@emersoncollective.com. Please use 'EC Analyst Application' as your subject line. Although all applications will be considered, we are unable to respond to all inquiries.

Call for Submissions: ADHT Graduate Student Symposium

The Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt MA History of Decorative Arts & Design, MA Fashion Studies programs and MA Designs Studies invite you to participate in the annual ADHT Graduate Student Symposium, Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12, 2017

The submission deadline is 5pm, March 27, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Research may be on any topic relating to the decorative arts, design history & theory, design studies, and fashion studies.

  • Abstracts must 200 – 250 words.

A key event in ADHT's contribution to the Parsons Festival, the symposium will highlight a diverse sampling of student research from these three programs. We strongly encourage a broad range of topics to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of our School.

This is a great opportunity to gain professional conference experience while enriching your CV!
Please email submissions (and any questions) to adhtsymposium2017@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

ArtTable, National Chapter and Programs Manager

ArtTable is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves the professional lives of more than 1,200 members who are leaders in the visual arts professions nationwide. Through ongoing professional training, leadership development, and skill building programs, ArtTable helps to build women’s leadership at all stages of their careers.


Position Description:

ArtTable seeks a full-time professional. Reporting to the Executive Director, the National Chapter and Programs Manager will manage and oversee ArtTable’s New York and national programs, ensuring that there is a growing calendar of diverse programs (more than 150 a year) aimed at providing professional development, networking, special access and educational content to members and the arts community at large. The position is also responsible for providing support to volunteers in ArtTable’s regional chapters.

Chapter Management and Development: ational Chapters

  • Oversee a series of volunteer committees to facilitate the implementation of programs in ArtTable’s regional chapters in New York, Washington D.C. Philadelphia, Southern California, Northern California, Northwest, Miami, and Chicago 
  • Jointly supervise local administrators in Washington D.C., Northern California, and Southern California
  • Manage all program marketing, online registrations, attendee lists, and program planning logistics in cooperation with chapter leadership
  • Provide clarity on chapter policies and procedures, communication of program details, marketing plans, event registration, and all event logistics
  • Oversee chapter expenditures and manage chapter budgets
  • Plan and manage all aspects of NY Programs, including day trips

National Program and Committee Management

  • Oversee member access and benefits to national art fairs
  • Staff liaison and administrator for the national committee of chapter leadership, the New York committee on programming, and the New York artist breakfast committe


  • Bachelor's degree in Arts Administration, Art History, or related field required, and one to three years of experience in event planning and customer service within an organization; working experience in fundraising, sales, or a field that requires similar skills, highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs and manage volunteers. Excellent oral and written communications skills and superior telephone and email etiquette. Accurate data entry/word processing skills. Ability to interact with many types of people at different levels. Ability to work well under pressure, and determine priorities and produce results. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work on a wide variety of tasks independently and in a team structure is required.
  • Well organized, goal oriented, with superior attention to details.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced work environment. Demonstrated intermediate experience in use of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint. Comfortable in learning and navigating online communities. Possessing working knowledge of membership databases a definite plus. Graphic design skills desirable.

To Apply: end cover letter and resume as one PDF with your full name in the document title to HR@arttable.org with the subject line: National Chapter and Programs Manager. No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Position available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits offered.

ArtTable is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call for Papers: Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Symposium

Call for Papers: Design andDisplacement

The Twenty-Sixth Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student
Symposium on the History of Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

April 6 and 7, 2017.

The challenges faced by vast numbers of migrants and refugees
worldwide—uprooted by war, persecution, or ecological crises or
relocating in search of economic opportunity—are giving rise to
innovative design solutions. Although often urgent, these crises are
unfortunately rarely new. This symposium attempts to take a broader
historical view of the relationship of design and decorative arts to
the displacement and movement of people and populations since the
Renaissance. From French Huguenot artisans emigrating to England in
the early 18th century to artisans exiled in the wake of the 1848
revolutions to the Bauhaus’ re-establishment after its dissolution by
the fascists to designers’ migrations all over the world, the movement
of populations has spurred great change in the cultural landscape,
including the creation of opportunities for new cross-cultural
synthesis. Migrations also inspire architectural solutions, such as
temporary housing for displaced persons during wartime or natural
disasters or more substantial interventions into the landscape, such
as buildings erected to accommodate the exponential growth of cities
like Lagos or Rio de Janeiro. Papers might consider historical or
contemporary designers or whole populations. The symposium also seeks
to address issues of national and transnational identity as well as
anti-immigrant sentiment.

Proposals are welcome from graduate students at any level in fields
such as art history, history of design, design studies, fashion
studies, history of the decorative arts, urban studies, cultural
anthropology, history of architecture, consumer studies, design and
technology, media studies, museum studies, food studies.

The symposium's Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote speaker will be
Jeremy Aynsley, professor of design history at the University of
Brighton (UK) and chair of the Design History Society. Professor
Aynsley’s research interests concern late-19th- and 20th-century
design in Europe and the United States, with a particular focus on
design in modern Germany, which he has explored in major exhibitions
and academic publications including Nationalism and Internationalism
in Design in the 20th Century (1994), Graphic Design in Germany
1890–1945 (2000), and Designing Modern Germany (2009). He is
especially interested in the phenomenon of the migration of Modernism
and is currently working on a project about German graphic designers
in the United States on the eve of World War II.

The keynote address will be given on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017,
and the symposium sessions will be held in the morning and afternoon
of Friday, April 7.

To submit a proposal, send a two-page abstract, one-page bibliography,
and a c.v. to:

Ethan Robey
Associate Director, MA Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies

Deadline for proposals: January 23, 2017

The symposium is sponsored by the MA History of Design and Curatorial
Studies program, offered jointly by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design
Museum and Parsons School of Design.

AIS/Design Journal Call for Submissions: Design Histories Through and From Sources 

Design Histories Through and From Sources

AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche - No. 10 - October 2017
“AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche”, the online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Italian Association of Design Historians, will celebrate the publication of its 10th issue in 2017.
Since its founding in 2013, the journal has provided a historical perspective on such topics as the design of materials (No. 4), design for the food industry (No. 5), the relationship of designers with writing (No. 6 ), the designer's workspace (No. 7). Two more thematic issues are currently under preparation, dedicated to the digital revolution in the field of graphic design (No. 8, October 2016) and to the figure of the designer/educator Enzo Frateili (No. 9, March 2017).

On the occasion of its 10th release (October 2017), “AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche” will publish a miscellaneous issue that will feature research studies on a variety of topics proposed by the authors, with a specific focus on the use of primary sources. The fil rouge of the issue will therefore be methodological.

This issue of the journal, titled “Design Histories Through and From Sources”, aims to gather original contributions based on the examination, study and interpretation of primary sources available in different forms – physical/analogue or digital – including textual, iconographic or multimedia sources, archival files as well as oral testimony. We are looking for papers that will not only delve into the analysis of specific sources, but will also reflect on the use of these sources and on the challenges and opportunities they represent for the historiography of design.
Contemporary historical narrative tends to privilege storytelling, rather than relying on the collection, organization, comparative study and interpretation of first-hand data and information.
At the same time, the growing number of sources and documents, often characterised by instability, typological heterogeneity, different media and formats, uncertainty with regards to their context of reference (multimedia and digital, for example, or oral sources), makes the historian's work more challenging and broadens the scope of history making.

Issue 10 of “AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche” is seeking articles that:

• offer an original reconstruction of stories of design and design culture (that may even contrast with previous, accepted interpretations) based on the study of primary sources, and that will also critically discuss the specificity of the sources consulted and contextualise their use in the phases of research and interpretation;

• reflect more broadly (again on the basis of first-hand knowledge and experience of primary sources) on the potential of primary sources to provide new perspectives on the history of design; on the challenges and methodological opportunities offered by the heterogeneity of sources, formats and media; on the types of sources that can be used to address the multiple histories of design (e.g. in different national contexts); on the role and contribution of the various figures involved in the processes of preservation, interpretation and utilization of sources, from historians to people who work in archives, to designers themselves.


All submissions are subject to blind peer-review.
Deadlines are as follows:

• November 14, 2016: abstract submission; the abstract (max. 300 words) will illustrate the contribution proposal (specifying the types of sources that will be used, the methodological and historiographic approach that the author/s intend to sustain); it will include the title, 5 keywords and a short biography (max. 150 words).The abstract may be in English (or English and Italian)

 December 5, 2016: authors will be notified of the editors’ interest in the proposal;

 April 24, 2017: full paper submission;

• By June 19: authors will be notified of the peer-review’s outcome and of the eventual acceptance of their papers (changes or additional work may be needed in view of publication);

• July 31: final paper submission.

All submissions should be sent to: editors@aisdesign.org and cc: journal@aisdesign.org
For information and questions contact the editors at: editors@aisdesign.org


All proposed contributions (in Italian or English) must be original texts. Papers that are beyond the scope of the journal, that have previously been submitted to other journals or have already been featured (in any language), or that replicate texts published elsewhere, will be rejected without peer review.
Contributions will fall into the following categories:
1. Essay (contributions presenting a theoretical, critical, and methodological stance that offer an in-depth discussion or re-reading of broad historical arguments and questions) (max. 8000 words, including notes, references, captions)
2. Research study (papers based on studies conducted on primary sources and offering original historical insight into specific topics or stories) (max. 8000 words, including notes, references, captions)
3. Micro-history (papers that analyse particular and specific stories, which have been neglected to date or refer to the border areas of the discipline) (max. 4000 words, including notes, references, captions)
Full papers will be accompanied by a short abstract (max. 150 words), a list of 5 keywords, and by a short biographical note (max. 150 words).Style and preparation guidelines for authors are available from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Az4XgylBlt6MTTyA5e-Xc9uhED6H2DMq_owo-P_YULQ/view.

To complement their contribution, authors can submit up to 10 images (copyright-free images or images for which authors have obtained the right/permission of publication), accompanied by full captions (including credits).

Studio Manager, Anna Wolf Photography/Tidal Magazine

Anna Wolf Photography is a New York based fashion-lifestyle studio working with high level advertising and editorial clients ranging from brands like Target, Levi’s, and Steven Alan to magazines such as Glamour, Cosmo, and T, Style Magazine. Anna is also publisher and editor in chief of Tidal Magazine. Working with Anna you will get hands on experience with producing shoots, engaging with clients and managing the day to day affairs of a successful commercial photographer and magazine editor. Much of this job will take place in the office, but there is growth potential that could take you on set working side by side with Anna. This position is for a self-starter, a fun person, someone with equal parts professionalism, efficacy, and excitement about life. If you are ambitious, organized, nice, and cool to be around, Anna wants to hear from you!


Position Summary:

To manage the daily operations of the office - handle shoot calendar and schedule, appointments, invoices, and client/crew file delivery. Working with all aspects of social media for Anna’s studio and Tidal Magazine, such as designing blog posts, or color correction & writing text for Instagram posts. Additionally, working with Tidal’s staff in facilitating various aspects of the magazine - including production, marketing and events. This position requires a consistent monitoring of the studio’s emails, even when not in the office. Since Anna’s schedule takes her on location and out of the city frequently it’s important that the person in this role be a self-starter and not need to be micro managed. Position is 35 in-office hours per week, with the expectation that there will be some work done remotely during evenings and weekends.



  • Knowledge and experience in photo shoot production
  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of problem solving
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs
  • Proficient in: Apple Numbers, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, In-Design, Google Docs, Social channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Mail Chimp
  • A minimum of one year living in New York City or surrounding boroughs
  • Able to work flexible schedule based on the workload
  • Able to commit to a minimum of one year
  • Demonstrated strong and professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic retouching / color correction skills would be ideal but not absolutely necessary

Studio tasks will include:

  • In-house production for Anna’s personal and editorial shoots
  • Scheduling photo assistants and organizing car rental, gear rental and other production details for commercial shoots
  • Invoicing
  • Management of files for delivery to bookkeeper monthly
  • Consistent monitoring of the studio email account and updating Anna’s schedule, including when not in the studio
  • Maintaining shoot chart detailing each step from pre-production through post production
  • Maintaining and organizing address book contacts
  • Daily/weekly updates on all aspects of social media including Instagram, blog, Facebook Fanpage, Pinterest
  • Lay out quarterly newsletter using In-Design and send out through Mail Chimp
  • Running errands, shipping, archiving files
  • Looking for ways to improve office efficiency

Tidal Magazine tasks will include:

  • Managing/updating Tidal’s website
  • Organizing pitches and submissions for team review 
  • Updating press kit after each issue
  • Working alongside Tidal’s managing editor - Tara Trullinger - to aid in production related tasks
  • Coordinating subscriptions and distribution to stores, contributors, and team
  • Coordinating and working Tidal launch parties


If this sounds like an interesting opportunity and you believe you would be a good fit, please email: anna@annawolf.com

Hope to hear from you!!

Whitney Museum, Web Developer (Full-Time Temporary (1 Year))

Web Developer
Full-Time Temporary (1 Year)

A full-time position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for creative direction, content strategy, implementation, and management for all of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the museum’s website, visitor app, and digital signage system. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.


  • Work with the Senior Manager of Digital Technologies to fix bugs, build new features, and carry out maintenance of Ruby on Rails website and API, and additional internal websites on a variety of platforms
  • Work with graphic designers to ensure accurate, pixel-perfect translation of design to code. 


  • BA in computer science preferred; comparable work experience will be considered
  • Strong client-facing communication and project management skills; strong ability to manage personal time, tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and teach yourself new technologies

Required skills (3+ years experience):

  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript, ECMAScript 2016, Angular
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Docker
  • REST API’s
  • Linux server administration
  • Version control, Git preferred

Desired experience, but not required:

  • CMS’s such as Drupal and WordPress
  • Django/Python
  • Node.js
  • Responsive websites and BEM methodology
  • Accessible website design, including familiarity with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508
  • Knowledge and interest in 20th-century American art and contemporary art

Applications Due: Sept 6, 2016. To apply for a position: Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@whitney.org

CFP Journal of Design History Special Issue - Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Journal of Design History Special Issue

Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Guest editors: Patricia Lara-Betancourt (Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University, London, UK) & Livia Rezende (History of Design Programme, Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art, London, UK)

The Journal of Design History is calling for submissions to a special volume of research articles on Locating Design Exchanges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to be published in 2018. Its aim is to unearth exchanges, connections and comparisons in design and material culture among Latin American and Caribbean nations and between the region and other global geographies since 1800.
With 626 million inhabitants who speak mostly Spanish and Portuguese, but also English, German, Dutch, Italian and many native languages, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is a culturally rich area whose economic prosperity, social movements, biodiversity and natural resources have drawn international interest recently. Compared to other parts of the world, it has performed well after the 2008 financial crisis and is no longer associated with the problems it faced in the 1980s, when hyperinflation, recession and debt gripped the region. Latin America today may be playing a more prominent role as a member of international policy and economic organizations, yet historically the region has always actively participated in the making of a global network of economic, cultural and material exchange, from the colonial (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) exploitation of its natural and human resources to the twentieth-century development of a ‘modern design’ ideology.
From a scholarly perspective and particularly since the 1960s there has been growing interest in the region. In the UK, the US but also in several European countries, there is no lack of undergraduate and postgraduate studies on Latin America, and the growth of design research in the region is visible. Furthermore, key museums and cultural institutions around the world, in their wish to reflect a more global approach to their collections and activities and respond to growing public interest, have accordingly increased their funding and resources on Latin America.
Design historical studies in and about the LAC region, although emerging, tend to focus on individual designers or design institutions. In Latin America, the discipline of design history has been traditionally conflated with the history of the profession and professionally designed products under a definition that mostly refers to industrial and communication design excluding, for instance, craft and interiors, among other practices. This historiography tends to replicate interpretative models commonly found in economics and politics that frame the region as dependent on so-called centres of production, and promote a perception of Latin American design and material culture as derivative, a second-rate version of a European or United States’ ideal. Moreover, research has tended to analyse design historical phenomena from nation-specific perspectives rather than regional or global ones, hindering the study of material, visual and design culture from a Latin American agency viewpoint, and obscuring its participation in wider networks of material exchange. 
This Special Issue of the Journal of Design History therefore aims to bring together emerging and established scholars whose work identify points of comparison and connection in the design and material cultural histories among LAC nations, and integrate design histories of Latin America into broader understandings, discourses and narratives of design history in general.
We welcome contributions from scholars engaging with original, design historical-led archival research on topics related to LAC’s design, visual, spatial and material cultures that explore Latin American agency. We welcome methodologies that understand design and material culture within frameworks of appropriation, adaptation, hybridization and syncretism (of influences, notions, ideas, beliefs, etc.) that might constitute a Latin-American specific way of engaging with global processes of material exchange. We ask that articles engage with in-depth critical analysis, rather than celebratory and/or descriptive accounts. We search approaches that foreground transnational debates and comparisons, and/or interregional or global exchanges, rather than focus on particular Latin American nations.
Among other relevant issues, we invite papers that discuss: 
•    The participation of material or visual culture, artefacts, craft production, making processes, consumption practices, technologies, institutions, among others, in the formation of modernities and national identities in Latin America and the Caribbean
•    Histories of technological development, adaptation, innovation and invention framed in the perspective of Latin American agency rather than as histories of importation and copy
•    Design practice, institutionalization and education as tools for regional development
•    The role of manufacturers, commerce, retailers and museums in mediating design and material culture.
•   The role of magazines, journals, books and exhibitions in disseminating design and material culture.
Article on an Archive or Collection. We also invite contributions that introduce and explore aspects of a design archive or collection as a resource for design historical research in Latin America and the Caribbean, including those held by museums, libraries, businesses, and educational institutions. We encourage authors to take a critical perspective, i.e. not only describing the strengths but also analysing weaknesses of an archive or collection, or uncovering institutional biases and historical gaps and suggesting ways of resolving these issues. We will welcome contributions from archivists, curators, designers, historians, museum professionals, and advanced graduate students. Submissions should provide information on how to access the archive or collection. Please check further details on how to submit this type of article at: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/design/ac&c2.pdf
Authors can contact the guest editors Patricia Lara-Betancourt and Livia Rezende via the emails below to discuss proposals before submission. Please address your email correspondence to both of us. Full papers are expected by 9 Jan 2017.  When preparing your submission, please follow the Journal guidelines: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/design/for_authors/index.html
Key Dates
•        9 Jan 2017: Submission of articles to guest editors via the email addresses given below
•        Jan to 28 April 2017: Selection of articles and first round of peer review
•        29 May 2017: Deadline for article submission via Oxford University Press (OUP) Manuscript Central (for previously selected manuscripts only)
•        Aug 2017: Reviewers’ response
•        June 2018:  Deadline for second and final re-submission of revised articles via OUP Manuscript Central
•        28 Sep 2018: Special Issue complete manuscript submission

Dr Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a design historian and research fellow at The Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University (London, UK), p.lara-betancourt@kingston.ac.uk
Dr. Livia Rezende is tutor and supervisor at the History of Design postgraduate programme jointly run by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art,livia.rezende@rca.ac.uk