The Pulitzer seeks to appoint a passionate and rigorous Senior Curator to lead the Curatorial Department, comprised of three full-time employees in addition to him/herself. Reporting to the Director, the Senior Curator will advance the institutional vision and develop an ambitious, reflective, and timely program of temporary exhibitions and associated publications – both scholarly and experimental. Working within a team environment, the Senior Curator will promote dialogue, engagement, and collaboration both at the Pulitzer and beyond, serving as an important public intellectual voice.

The Pulitzer is a non-collecting institution that provides a contemplative space for experimental, progressive, and multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs, presenting both historic and contemporary art from across the globe. The Senior Curator will work closely with the Associate Curator to develop and execute a curatorial program that takes advantage of the Pulitzer’s remarkable institutional flexibility, creating platforms to engage global discourse as well as local constituencies. The Senior Curator should be driven by a passion for works of art and a desire to bring a critical historical perspective to bear upon the current moment, and be willing to take risks, challenge existing narratives, and capitalize on the freedom to think across the boundaries of time, culture, or discipline.

The Pulitzer offers its visitors intimate and poetic encounters with art within its Tadao Ando-designed building. The Senior Curator must be discerningly sensitive to the experiential aspects of installation design and understand how to harness architecture and natural light as assets for exhibition design, audience experience, and artwork appreciation.

The Pulitzer is committed to building a depth of public engagement, bringing together diverse stakeholders, community partners, and audiences to engage in critical dialogues related to art and its social and cultural production. The ideal candidate must think proactively about the civic role of arts institutions and their capacity to act

variously as community assets, neighbors, and spaces for enrichment, convening, and critical exchange.

The ideal candidate should have broad interest in historic and contemporary work from artists and cultures across the globe, with an appreciation of diverse artistic practices, traditions, and mediums. This person should also have a desire to work beyond his/her area of specialization and enter into dialogue with experts across disciplines. An advanced degree is expected, along with a record of significant curatorial experience, scholarly publications, management experience, and a network of art world relationships. Candidates must be committed to working creatively and collaboratively with the Pulitzer staff, public, and colleagues.

Start Date

The position is currently open and will be filled at the earliest opportunity.

How to Apply

Letters of application must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please address all applications to Sharice Williams, Assistant Business Manager, at


Job Information
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, 63108, United States
  • 26467386
  • January 7, 2016
  • Senior Curator
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years