Job ID: 10847271
Position Title: Curator of European Art
Company Name: Milwaukee Art Museum
Job Function: Curator
Entry Level: No
Location(s): MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202, United States
Posted: August 27, 2012
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Master’s Degree
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%


The Milwaukee Art Museum seeks an energetic, team-oriented individual to serve as the Curator or Associate Curator of European Art.  Established in 1888, the Milwaukee Art Museum has impressive collections of 17th-century Dutch and 18th-century French paintings, Northern Renaissance and Baroque decorative arts, significant 17thand 19th-century prints and drawings, an extraordinary collection of 19th-century German academic paintings, and a small, but impressive group of Impressionist paintings and sculpture. Additionally, the Museum’s Bradley Collection of 20th-century art includes major works from the School of Paris and German Expressionism.

The Curator or Associate Curator of European Art will assist with the final stages of master planning for the reinstallation of collections museum-wide, anticipated in 2013–2014. The curator will also organize traveling exhibitions, prepare scholarly catalogues, and guide acquisitions. The Curator or Associate Curator of European will be part of the Department of European and American art.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include 30,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day. With 400,000 annual visitors and a history dating back to 1888, the Museum houses a collection with strengths in American art and decorative arts, folk and self-taught art, contemporary art, photography, in addition to European art.  The Museum campus spans 340,000 square feet throughout three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, named by Time magazine as “Best Design of 2001.”

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  Send cover letter, résumé and salary request electronically to:  Jan Fleming, Director of Human Resources at:

Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N. Art Museum Drive

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

This position is currently open and will remain open until filled.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will:

– Have broad knowledge of the history of European art with expertise in one or more areas of the early European collection. Knowledge of Modernism is a plus.

– Have a M.A. in Art History, Ph.D. strongly preferred.

– Be collegial and effective in relations with donors, peers, and the public.

– Understand the art market and have an international network of gallerists, collectors, and museum professionals.

– Have 3-5 years of museum experience (a minimum of 5 years for Curator of European Art), and a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.