Posted July 7, 2014

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University seeks to hire a Curator of Academic Projects. The position will be housed jointly at the Rose Art Museum and the Mandel Center for the Humanities (MCH), and will carry with it both teaching and curatorial responsibilities. The Curator’s main task will be to integrate and bind all phases of the Museum’s creative and scholarly activities to the University through programming supported by the Mellon Foundation. Working with the MCH, this scholar-liaison will be well positioned to bring ideas born across disciplinary lines to bear directly on the Rose’s programs, exhibitions and acquisitions. The position will enable the museum to be used as a living textbook for learning across disciplines, drawing on? its collection of more than 8,000 objects for the purposes of advancing research and inspiring creative thought.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

Oversees all aspects of academic outreach and engagement. Serves? as liaison to the Mandel Center for the Humanities. Promotes the use of the collection by faculty and students through collaborative, collections-based projects and exhibitions, creating a range of initiatives that ensure the museum’s visibility as a first-class resource for teaching and research.
Develops Mellon funded programs related to exhibitions, including panels, symposia, lectures and artist talks.
Teaches upon request by faculty and participates in courses organized in conjunction with the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
Performs research towards the development of exhibitions and collection and contributes to associated publications and exhibition didactics.
Serves as mentor to Starr and Warner Interns (2). Acts as point person for student groups related to Rose programs. Participates in the following standing meetings: Exhibitions, Operations, Museum Guide and others as requested.


Founded in 1961, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is among the nation’s premier university museums dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting 20th and 21st century visual art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus, the museum serves as a catalyst for artistic expression, a living textbook for object-based learning, and a site for scholarly innovation and the production of new knowledge through art. American painting of the post-war period is particularly well represented within the Rose’s collection, which is now more than 8,000 objects strong. Major paintings by Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, and Andy Warhol anchor the collection, and recently acquired works by Mark Bradford, Al Loving, Jack Whitten, and Charline von Heyl build upon this strength while reflecting the museum’s commitment to works of both artistic importance and social relevance. Through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, the Rose works to affirm and advance the values of global diversity, freedom of expression, and social justice that are hallmarks of Brandeis University.


The mission of the Mandel Center for the Humanities is to broaden and deepen Brandeis students’ knowledge, their thinking, and their study, and to enrich and deepen humanities scholarship across multiple disciplines. The Center brings together people from different communities (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and visitors) and different fields of inquiry (languages, literature, philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, the arts) and is home to humanities scholarship from a wide range of departments, as well as the sponsor for regular interdisciplinary seminars, events, and discussions. By facilitating such courses, lectures, films, and conferences, the Center engages the entire university in the pursuit of knowledge across diverse fields of humanistic inquiry. Through their participation in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, Brandeis students and faculty from all parts of campus become more informed, involved, and humane citizens of the world. The MCH engages the entire university in the pursuit of knowledge across the disciplines and fields of humanistic inquiry. To accomplish these goals, the Mandel Center for the Humanities is home to humanities scholarship from a wide range of departments, as well as the sponsor for regular interdisciplinary seminars, events, and discussions.
Job Requirements

This is a full time, exempt position to be held by an individual with a PhD, preferably in Art History, who will have both teaching and museum experience.

How to Apply:

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Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.