Careers at CAACAA is the organization supporting all professionals in the visual arts. Open positions and internship opportunities are listed here as they become available.
Full- and Part-Time Positions
Position Title: PUBLICATIONS AND PROGRAMS EDITOR
Supervisor: Managing Editor
Full-time, salaried with benefits
Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes four scholarly journals, and offers a variety of other programs.
CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.
The Publications and Programs Editor works on CAA’s peer-reviewed publications to ensure that the highest standards of publishing are maintained:
- Copyedits and proofreads texts forreviews
- Acts a primary liaison to commissioning editors and reviewers forreviews
- Copyedits reviews for The Art Bulletin and Art Journal and proofreads AJO
- Working with the Programs Department, copyedits and proofreads content for Annual Conference and other program publications
- Copyedits and proofreads other CAA materials
- Ensures that reviews are in compliance with CAA publication policies, including conflict of interest guidelines
- Attends editorial board meetings
- Attends and works at the CAA Annual Conference, which may involve one week’s travel each year
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history
- Strong proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style (copyediting tests will be given)
- Excellent writing, verbal, proofreading, communication, and time- and project-management skills
- A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a copyeditor
- Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and quality expectations
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Track Changes, Excel, and basic web editing
- Ability to work resourcefully and adapt to changing needs within the department
- Some night and weekend work may be required
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Joan Strasbaugh via email (with “Publications and Programs Editor” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at JStrasbaugh@collegeart.org. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.
The College Art Association is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.
CAA Internship Program
CAA offers an internship program in its New York office for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Specifically, the program is designed for those who wish to gain experience and develop skills in the following areas:
- Events and Conference Programming
- Publications and Digital Publications
- Marketing & Communications
- Membership Development
Each intern will be assigned a discrete, clearly defined project (or projects) to be completed during the internship period.
The number of hours will depend on the preference of the CAA department, but will generally expected to work 20-30 hours per week in CAA’s New York office sometime between the hours of 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday to Friday. All internships require a commitment of eight consecutive weeks. Interns are expected to be commit three days per week.
- Candidates must have successfully completed their junior year at an undergraduate college in any field of study.
- Candidates must have secure housing in the New York area which will allow them to complete the entire internship period.
- Candidates should have had some office experience and should be generally familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 preferable.
- Fall – 8 weeks (September 15 through December 15)
- Spring – 8 weeks (January 15 through May 15)
- Summer – 8 weeks (June 1 through August 15)
There will be two interns per session.
Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 per month paid bimonthly along with CAA’s regular payroll. Interns will be viewed as independent contractors and no deductions will be made, however a 1099 will be issued and interns are expected to pay all taxes as required under law.
CAA will make every effort to assist successful candidates to obtain college credit, if applicable. Please coordinate with your institution’s administrator for semester credit. CAA can provide letters of confirmation and/or complete necessary forms.
Please submit a cover letter indicating your departmental interests (please rank two preferred departments), and CV to Daniel Tsai, CAA Programs and Publications Administrator: email@example.com. Please also list two professional references and the means to contact them via telephone or email. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern
Position Title: Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern
Supervisor: Grants and Special Programs Manager
The position is paid, part-time, twenty hours per week, non-benefited, for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension.
The Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) website is a project of CAA supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Designed by committee members and museum leaders, it offers materials for practicing museum educators on practical and content-related guidelines.
CAA seeks a proactive and engaged art museum professional to join the staff as the RAAMP Project Intern. Initial tenure is for three months with the possibility of renewal. The Intern will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the project, including: corresponding with stakeholder museums and organizations; identifying published and community resources; archiving materials in the CORE repository on Humanities Commons; coordinate “Coffee Gatherings,” video practica, and other programming; liaise with project designer; and other administrative tasks as needed.
Assist project manager in designing and conducting surveys for evaluation. Ideally, the intern will be intimately familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions nationwide and internationally.
- Assist the project manager with correspondence with stakeholders
- Conduct research to obtain materials relevant to academic art museum practices
- Contact institutions and solicit materials for the repository
- Coordinate schedules
- Monitor and compile analytics on website performance
- Compile and visualize data relating to academic art museums
- Inventory existing surveys and responses
- Disseminate new surveys for data collection
- Other administrative duties as determined by the project manager, director of programs and publications, and/or executive director
- Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related discipline and 2–3 years’ experience with museums, libraries, special collections, or digital collections.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
- Clear and articulate communication style in speech and writing.
- Initiative to take on new projects and ability to carry them out.
- Commitment to the full three-month term of the internship.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, via email (with “RAAMP Intern” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for two to three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.
CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.