The Beallcenter is looking for:

Junior Specialist – Beall Center for Art + Technology

Job Description 

Beall Center for Art + Technology at The Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks applications for a 6-month part-time limited term researcher in the Junior Specialist series. We seek a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to assist the Beall Center’s Assistant Director in the research and development of an exhibition focused the subject of complex systems titled “Future Tense: Art, Complexity, and Predictability,” which is part of Getty PST 2024 Initiative, to open Fall 2024. The project will explore the nexus between complex systems in contemporary art and science. Complex systems, an interdisciplinary field of research, seeks to explain how large numbers of relatively simple entities organize themselves into a collective whole that creates patterns, uses information, and can evolve and learn.

Appointment is at 40% (hours variable per week; up to 16 hours per week) from April through September 2023, with the possibility of extension.

A grant-funded position, the budgeted pay rate for this position is $23.47 per hour. 

Major Job Responsibilities 

  • Assists with preparation of object lists and presentations
  • Project management such as tracks status of progress and benchmarks, schedules meetings with artists and collaborative partners
  • Perform basic fact finding to support curatorial research efforts
  • Acts as artist liaison for Black Box residency program
  • Assists with editing proposals, essays, and other written materials authored by the Artistic Director
  • Manage the planning of symposium with guest speakers scheduled in May or June
  • Attend ancillary GETTY PST meetings and events


Candidate must demonstrate interest and background in working in the Arts. Candidate should be familiar with a wide range of research processes including archiving, writing, and editing skills. Candidate should additionally have good organizational and time management skills. An interdisciplinary background in the Sciences is a plus. 

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 3 References




The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08130

Closing date: March 15, 2023

Job Location

Remote and Irvine, CA