Applications due August 22, 2014.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Collections: Oversees care, preservation, exhibition, and loan of objects in collection. Ensures proper handling, security, storage, documentation, and inventory of objects. Develops text, labels, and catalogue entries. Acts as courier. Researches, lectures, and writes about collection. Seeks gifts or purchases to collection. Prepares and presents research related to gifts, acquisitions, or deaccessions to trustees and director. Exhibitions: Creates exhibition program including selection and negotiation of loans and creation and implementation of exhibit design, installation, wall text, and labels. Researches and writes catalogues, brochures, and presentations. Creates multi-year exhibition schedules with budgets. Inter-disciplinary: With other department heads, collaborates on gallery tours, fundraising events, publicity, programming and docent training. Assists in cultivation of collectors and donors. Writes content for grants and participates in Travel Program. Administrative: Provides immediate supervision to staff and volunteers. Creates and administers department budgets, holds planning meetings, and attends staff meetings. Represents the museum. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: M.A.in art history or fine arts, with proficiency in American and European art (historic, modern and contemporary); proficiency in decorative arts and textiles a bonus. At least three years curatorial experience in an art museum with record of exhibitions and publications. Knowledge of Gallery Systems’ TMS software. Demonstrated ability to write effectively and public speaking skills. Knowledge of collections care and documentation issues. Experience managing staff and budgets. Application deadline is August 22, 2014. Cover letter, resume, writing samples, and letters of recommendation should be submitted (email preferred) to: Lynne Mason; firstname.lastname@example.org