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Curator [Old Sturbridge Village]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 24, 1974 in job announcements |

Posted July 22, 2014

Reporting to the Chief executive Officer/President, the full-time, benefit-eligible Curator has overall responsibility for the care, presentation, and interpretation of Old Sturbridge Village’s collection. The Curator will have responsibility also to lead and manage the Collections Manager, Exhibit Developer and an Intern. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Overall responsibility for the management, care, and documentation of the collections. • Assure physical safety and integrity during storage, installation and/or exhibition. • Maintain collection records for objects, e.g., electronic catalog, accession records, physical inventory.. • Suggest exhibition ideas that further the institutional goals of the Museum and expand the public’s understanding of subjects relevant to the collections. • Collaborate with other departments in the Museum to identify, develop, and execute exhibitions • Serve as project manager for exhibitions; coordinate and manage all aspects of presentation. • Responsible for acquiring new objects for the collections in keeping with the Museum’s mission. • Work with the Board Collections Committee to cultivate collectors to encourage donations of appropriate objects, as well as the donation of funds to purchase objects. • Initiate recommendations for disposition or deaccessioning of works. • Make regular contributions to, and keeps abreast of, scholarship in his/her field. • Publish articles and essays in relevant publications; attend and present papers at scholarly conferences; act as liaison for the Museum. • Participate in grant application process and submissions. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE • Bachelor’s in curatorial, museum studies, or art history required and 6 years’ related experience; or Master’s in curatorial, museum studies, or art history with 4 years’ related experience. • Minimum of three years’ in supervisory role. • Museum setting preferred. Apply at jobs@osv.org. EOE.

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