Curator of Collections (Open Rank)

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Reporting to the Director of University Museums, the curator of collections (open rank) of the Picker Art Gallery is responsible for, but not limited to, the study, care, use, interpretation, scholarship, publication, and management of the Picker Art Gallery’s collection in its current facility, and will help oversee the transition to the envisioned Center for Art and Culture (CAC). The level of the appointment will be based on the years of experience and capabilities of the successful candidate. Essential Functions: -In collaboration with the director of university museums and staff members, implement best practice in the areas of curatorship, collection development, exhibitions, and research. Direct and support the museum’s daily curatorial programs, maintain contacts with scholars, museum professionals, and collecting institutions. -Research and publish the Picker Art Gallery collection; develop a vision for the collection, evaluate current standards of collection care, assess preventive conservation goals for the museum, maintain collection records, and be responsible for proposing acquisitions and deaccessions. -Develop an active exhibition and public educational program in conjunction with major stakeholders. Education and Experience): -Master’s degree in art history or related field with expertise in at least one of the Picker Art Gallery’s current collecting areas (such as, American Art, Ancient Art, Asian Art, European Art, and Modern/Contemporary Art). -All candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years museum and curatorial experience. -Must have strong research skills (ability to perform scholarly research and provenance research), experience managing others, projects, and budgets. Apply Here: Posted on: 02/03/2016