Contact Person:Nandini Makrandi
The Hunter Museum of American Art seeks an Associate Curator/Curator of American Art to oversee its significant collection of American art from the Colonial period to mid-twentieth century.
The Hunter Museum is a 60 year old accredited institution with a mission to engage our diverse audiences in active dialogue about the importance, meaning and relevance of American art. The museum houses a significant collection of 5000 objects dating from the last 250 years of American art. The museum is located in a historical mansion, a Brutalist building and a postmodern addition perched on the bluffs downtown Chattanooga overlooking the Tennessee River.
The Associate Curator/Curator of American Art [title commensurate with experience] will be part of a six member curatorial team including a chief curator, two registrars and two preparators. The Associate Curator/Curator of American Art will develop and present exhibitions, make acquisitions, research and document the collection, develop didactic materials, assist in grant writing, give lectures and public talks, and work with other staff in cross-department programming. The Associate Curator/Curator of American Art will work with volunteers and volunteer groups, board, acquisitions committee, artists, interns and establish and maintain strong community relationships. More information about the museum is available at www.huntermuseum.org.
Surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, the city of Chattanooga is known for its scenic beauty and quality of life, and was recently rated one of the best cities in the United States to live because of its rich culture and business opportunities. Chattanooga has also positioned itself as the most advanced city in the nation for wired and wireless broadband technology with its 1 Gig fiberoptic network.
Please send a letter of application, current resume, references and two writing samples to:
Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View
Chattanooga, TN 37403
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a MA in Art History, American Studies or American History with a concentration in American Art. Applicants must have a broad knowledge and passion for American art history, and the willingness to research, explore and interact with current trends that bring diverse audiences into the museum. Five years of related museum experience, along with a proven exhibition and publication record are essential. The applicant should be an organized individual capable of working on several projects with varying deadlines simultaneously, and the ability to work collaboratively with other staff, volunteers, community and Board. Knowledge of best practices in collections care and management is important, as are grant writing and lecturing skills. Knowledge of collection management software TMS Light/Emuseum is a plus.