Senior Curator

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

The Newport Art Museum seeks a Senior Curator who will provide leadership and vision for the exhibitions program and will guide the acquisition, presentation, publication and interpretation of American and contemporary art from the Museum’s permanent collection, in addition to realizing temporary exhibitions featuring the art and artists of Rhode Island, the region and beyond. This individual 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. He/She will demonstrate substantial knowledge of best museum practices including collection care and handling, as well as digital archiving systems. Within a team environment, the Curator will advance the institutional vision and promote dialogue, engagement, and collaboration both at the Museum and beyond, developing strategic collaborations with neighboring organizations and cultural partners. A Master’s Degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field; three years of experience as a curator in an art museum; and broad knowledge of art from the 18th century to the present is required. To Apply: Please include a cover letter, résumé, three references and salary requirements. No phone calls please. All requests should be emailed to: This position is a full- time, salaried position with benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Posted on: 03/28/2016