|Contact Person:||Alex W. Barker||Phone:||573-882-5075|
The University of Missouri Museum of Art & Archaeology seeks an exceptional curator to interpret and develop its important collection of European and American art. The Museum’s holdings in this area are one of its acknowledged strengths, and include a Samuel H. Kress Collection of northern Italian paintings dating to the 15th-18th centuries, as well as broader collections of European and American paintings, prints, drawings and other media. Reporting to the Director, the Associate Curator for European and American Art has broad responsibilities for the interpretation, development and management of the Museum’s collections, as well as the organization of exhibits, selection of objects for display or interpretation, preparation of catalogues and catalogue entries, recommendation of objects for acquisition, and conduct of substantive research on the collections or within his/her area of specialty. The successful candidate may also be appointed to the University graduate and doctoral faculty.
Learn more about the Museum at http://maa.missouri.edu
Application Deadline: June 1, 2013
Hiring range: $30,000 – 44,752
For the rank of Associate Curator a Ph.D. in Art History or Visual Studies is strongly preferred; a graduate degree in these fields or an immediately related field is required. Significant experience working in museum contexts is required; previous experience in a university setting as curator or faculty member is desirable. Successful applicant should have experience working with diverse constituencies, including artists, donors, collectors, students, university faculty and the general public, and possess exceptional written and oral communications skills.
For consideration, please send a cover letter describing research interests, credentials and museum experience, along with a complete CV and examples of any previous work to: Curatorial Search Committee, Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1 Pickard Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Applicants must also apply online (Job ID 9654), via the University of Missouri Human Resource Services website, at https://myhr.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=9654&SiteId=6&PostingSeq=1