The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) seeks an ambitious and inspiring Curator who is drawn to the exciting work of designing and implementing innovative exhibition strategies for this highly regarded contemporary museum which opened its new building to international acclaim in October 2012.  The new MOCA is a flagship project of Cleveland’s Uptown district, a major urban-revitalization project in the University Circle neighborhood. The Museum serves as a catalyst for creativity and growth in the area—which is home to one of the country’s largest concentrations of cultural, educational, and medical institutions—through dynamic educational and public programs, as well as strategic collaborations with neighboring organizations and cultural partners.  Designed by the internationally acclaimed firm Farshid Moussavi Architects, London, the nearly 34,000-square-foot, four-story structure is FMA’s first major building in the United States and its first museum.


The Curator will provide leadership and vision for the exhibitions program and will be an integral member of the Museum’s senior management team.  The Curator will develop and implement an ongoing series of exhibitions of globally, nationally, and regionally-significant contemporary art and artists that contribute to the Museum’s reputation as a leader in our field.  The Curatorial Team consists of the Deputy Director of Program, Planning, and Engagement, Exhibitions Manager, Preparator, Registrar and Manager of Museum Records, and Curatorial Assistant.

The Curator acts as an external spokesperson for the Museum and collaborates with the Executive Director in cultivating collectors and donors in Cleveland and around the world.  The Curator will advise and support efforts to advance visibility of the Museum outside the institution, and will be a vibrant participant in the local and global art and cultural world.

The Curator will help identify and cultivate fundraising opportunities for exhibitions and artist-based projects. Working with Deputy Director of Program and the Registrar, the Curator helps build and manage the exhibitions budgets. The Curator manages the design and production of all exhibition publications, as well as supervises production of exhibition-related brochures and promotional copy. The Curator works closely with education and program staff to facilitate exhibition-related interpretive, educational, and program content.


Reports to: Deputy Director of Program, Planning, and Engagement

Direct Reports: TBD

MOCA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a supportive and flexible work environment, and a healthy curatorial travel budget. Relocation assistance will be provided for the right candidate. All inquiries and conversations will remain strictly confidential.



Email cover letter, résumé and contact information for 3 professional references to Christina Eagleeye-Wilson at

Or mail to:           MOCA Cleveland

11400 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, OH  44106


The Curator must have an expert knowledge and creative perspective on contemporary art trends, with at least 5 years’ experience organizing exhibitions within institutions/organizations of similar or larger scale.  The successful candidate will be enterprising yet team-oriented, an outstanding and clear communicator with exceptional writing skills who demonstrates experience in a variety of administrative and artistic responsibilities. The Curator must possess experience in managing budgets and fundraising for exhibitions. A master’s degree in modern and contemporary art history is required.

Job Information
  • Cleveland, Ohio, 44106, United States
  • 26451496
  • January 5, 2016
  • Curator
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 5-7 Years