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Exhibition Curator [Atlanta History Center]

Job ID: 13253385
Position Title: Exhibition Curator
Company Name: Atlanta History Center
Location(s): Atlanta, Georgia, 30305, United States
Posted: April 25, 2013
Job Function: Exhibitions
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-time


Job Description

The Atlanta History Center is looking for a highly motivated and results-oriented professional to fill a three-year position within the organization of Exhibition Curator.

The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, who demonstrates strong verbal and written communications skills, energy, and creative vision; has strong organizational and analytical ability in addition to human relations orientation; is goal-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines with the ability to exercise authority and accept responsibility.

The successful candidate will be working on a major new urban history exhibition. This 7,700-square-foot exhibition is scheduled to open the first quarter of 2016 and will incorporate new perspectives, engage new and diverse audiences, and raise the profile of the institution. This exhibition will employ the latest trends in interpretation, learning styles, technology, and design, including experiential learning and museum theatre.



  • Works under the direction of the Director of Exhibitions as the exhibition content supervisor in developing a cohesive interpretive approach and thematic structure
  • Oversees the research, planning, presentation, and organization of the exhibition content in cooperation with staff, design team, advisory committee, community forums, and other means
  • Maintains effective communications with the Director of Exhibitions, exhibition project manager, exhibition design team, Atlanta History Center staff, and others to advance the exhibition from concept through final design and installation
  • Collaborates with the Director of Exhibitions and other AHC staff to identify and acquire artifacts and assets to support the interpretive content, as well as staff for education/public programs, marketing communications, and other personnel for creation of interpretive materials, publicity materials, and public programs for a variety of audiences
  • supervises volunteers, interns, and students associated with the project; works with the general public and communicates with stakeholders

Job Requirements


  • Graduate degree in Museum Studies, History, American Studies, Public History, Urban Studies, or related discipline, specific content area, or field of expertise
  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience in museum or related work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Background Check Requirements:


  • Satisfactory criminal background checks required

This is a full-time, three-year position with benefits.

Accepting application until May 31, 2013, or until filled.


  1. Hello,

    I came across this posting and wanted to know if the position has been filled or if you are still interested in a curator?

  2. Hi Frank,
    The older postings can be tricky when you first look at them, because we have an unusual posting workaround that dates individual job listings to the 1970s so that they don’t clog the inboxes of people who subscribe to the blog (we have a weekly jobs-roundup so you can still get the news promptly!) What we do is post the actual posting date, or deadline if there is one, in the body of the post. This specific post is from April 2013, so I would imagine their search is over. This job board is not directly affiliated with the museums doing the hiring, so if you are curious about a particular job, I recommend contacting the museum directly. Best of luck!

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