Curator of American Decorative Arts

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks a Curator of American Decorative Arts to oversee a renowned collection of over 8,000 objects ranging from elaborately carved and painted seventeenth-century chests to modern masterpieces by Marcel Breuer and Frank Lloyd Wright. The Curator of American Decorative Arts will manage the collection, make acquisitions, conduct cross-disciplinary research, develop exhibitions and permanent collection installations, and expand the interpretation of the decorative arts. A Master’s degree in American Material Culture, American Art History, (Ph.D. preferred), or equivalent knowledge and experience is required for this position; as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a museum environment. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly publications and exhibitions in the American Decorative Arts field. Skills and abilities required include an in-depth knowledge of the American Decorative Arts field; excellent writing and public speaking skills; knowledge of the care of decorative arts; excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; and aptitude in Microsoft Office as well as museum collections databases. The position also requires periodic travel for research, as a courier for art, or for development purposes.To apply, please send cover letter, resume, 2 – 3 writing samples, and salary requirements to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Attn: HR Department, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 Or Email (No phone calls please.) Deadline for applications: April 22, 2016. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted on: 03/21/2016