The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Curator - Director, University Co-op Materials Resource Center

Hiring department Architecture
Monthly salary $3,750 - $4,000
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 13-07-11-01-0606
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This is a 12-month staff position.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To curate and manage the University Co-op Materials Resource Center (Materials Lab), a facility providing a direct and tangible means to understand and investigate design and building construction materials and technologies in the School of Architecture (SOA).

Essential Functions

Management: Define goals and objectives for the Materials Lab; plan and maintain budget; supervise teaching assistants and student workers; schedule and conduct tours of the facility, as well as deliver presentations on both the facility as well as its contents; oversee materials circulation, developing and implementing procedures for checking-out materials; manage the local cataloging database and website. Collection Development: Acquire literature and materials samples for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, and emerging technologies. Materials Research and Education: Research innovative materials and related technologies; assist students and faculty with materials research for studio, seminar, and independent study courses; support the integration of materials education in the design curriculum. Effectively integrates materials and the Lab into the existing pedagogy of the school. Proactively seeks to affect and influence the existing pedagogy. Events and Exhibitions: Curate meaningful exhibits that display innovative making or materials application; provide scheduled workshops with local professionals, students, faculty in making/shaping/fabricating methodologies; assemble and distribute monthly newsletter that ties recent acquisitions with built design work; host presentations, workshops, and special events on building and design materials. Public Relations and Professional Development: Attend and participate in conferences, seminars, and continuing education on materials research and collection development; develop working relationships with vendors and manufacturers; collaborate and create partnerships with entities on campus and beyond.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Develop fundraising opportunities with the Director of Development and External Relations. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in architecture, architectural engineering, interior design, construction science, materials science. Three years experience related to research and/or application of building materials in a professional setting such as an architectural design firm or construction company. Documented supervisory experience. Excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated enthusiasm for making/creating/fabricating. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required amounts of experience. Master's degree in a field related to the functions. Demonstrated entrepreneurial experience or approach for developing relationships with manufacturers or vendors. Experience in special collections, museums, or fabrication shops. Demonstrated knowledge of computer-based resources and web-based databases.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

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