This position focuses mainly on the permanent collections and participates in an active schedule of collections-based installations and temporary exhibitions, and related publications and programs.

An integral member of the curatorial team, the Assistant/Associate Curator works closely with staff in all areas of Davis Museum operations, with faculty and students across disciplines, and with campus administrative staff. The position also fosters relationships with the local, national, and international arts communities.

The primary responsibilities of this position include all aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and organizing exhibitions and related projects; caring for, researching, and writing about the Davis collections and participating in the acquisitions process; producing gallery didactics and scholarly publications; offering formal lectures and informal gallery talks; participating in events and outreach efforts; supervising interns and student workers.


Ph.D. in Art History or equivalent experience required. 3-5 years experience working in an art museum. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated scholarly expertise in a major historical area of Davis collecting, proven knowledge of professional museum practices, including realization of collections and loan exhibitions, history of inventive exhibitions and significant publications, experience in collections development and museum cataloguing. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work effectively, collegially, and collaboratively with others as well as to manage projects and deadlines independently, and the capacity to maintain simultaneous priorities. Proficiency in a digital environment required. Travel and other duties as assigned.

To apply online, please use the following link: or to: Human Resources Office, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Position is open until filled.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX College. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.  Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Job Information
  • Wellesley, Massachusetts, 02481, United States
  • 27684498
  • March 31, 2016
  • Assistant/Associate Curator
  • Wellesley College
  • Curator
  • No
  • Full-Time