The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for the position of Curator of Art and Instructor of Arts Management. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of exhibitions at the Lawton Gallery (preparatory, curatorial, informational, maintenance, operational, supervisory, outreach/social media, marketing, and financial), maintenance of the permanent collection, and teaching and administration duties within the Arts Management program. The Curator will be responsible for 6-8 exhibits per year, including faculty and student shows, and will be expected to mount a creative variety of other exhibits which demonstrate a broad spectrum of arts and cultural interests appropriate to a University setting.
This position includes the following responsibilities:
- Act as Curator of Art, including management of UWGB’s permanent collection and all exhibits in the Lawton Gallery.
- Plan, develop, install and monitor all exhibits in the Lawton Gallery each year, including faculty show(s), senior show(s) and juried shows.
- Provide care for UW-Green Bay’s permanent collection, including placing art works around campus as appropriate.
- Promote Lawton Gallery shows to University community and community at large.
- Supervise student gallery workers.
- As appropriate, write grants or otherwise raise funds for special exhibits.
- Teach one course each semester in Gallery and Museum Practices for the Arts Management Minor Emphasis in Gallery and Museum Practices, which includes basics of collection maintenance, curation, design and installation of exhibits.
- Coordinate advising and internship placement for Arts Management Majors and Minors.
- Act as faculty advisor to students enrolled in Gallery and Museum Practices Minor Emphasis as well as additional students as assigned by Chair of Arts Management.
- Place Arts Management majors and minors in community or on-campus internships and act as faculty supervisor for internships.
- Supervise Gallery and Museum Practices students who intern within the Lawton Gallery.
- Master of Arts degree in art history, museum studies, curatorial studies, or related field; or M.F.A. degree in studio art or related field
- Previous curatorial or related museum/gallery experience
- Expertise in contemporary art
- Experience supervising staff and/or students
- The ability to teach University level courses where academic writing is required
- Knowledge of a broad spectrum of types of museums, such as history, science, or specialty museums
- College level teaching experience in museum studies or arts management
- Scholarly or creative record in an art, arts management or related area
- Record of successful funding procurement and grant activity
- Arts management (marketing, fundraising, program management) experience
- Experience working directly with college students on advising, project coordination or internship placement
The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student and staff population, demonstrated communication and public relations skills, a commitment to interdisciplinary education, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural and economic resource.
- Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54311, United States
- February 10, 2016
- Academic Curator
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
- Master’s Degree