Job Opening – Associate Director for Exhibitions (8/2009)

2009 August 18

Director’s Office
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks an Associate Director for Exhibitions to serve as a liaison and intermediary between the Director, academic departments, and external parties regarding special exhibitions and related publications and programs. In conjunction with the Director, this position is ultimately responsible for the development and facilitation of the Museum’s special exhibitions with direct oversight of the Registrar’s Office.

In addition to assuming responsibility for building and maintaining strong relationships with the national/international art communities, the successful candidate will oversee the Museum’s exhibition programs as a whole, including the administration of exhibitions and all loans, negotiations, safety, security, and scholarly activity; act as a liaison between the Director and national/international museums and ministries of culture and all related scholarly efforts; and advise and coordinate with Editorial, Education, Concerts and Lectures to ensure appropriate engagements related to the Museum’s exhibition programs.

Travel is an important component of this position and will vary with the demands of projects (approximately 20%) as is direct involvement in budget management of related areas and other related duties as assigned and required.

The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of ten years art history experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities; knowledge of exhibition concepts, practices, policies, and procedures; strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills; and art history and museum experience. The preferred background would encompass a Ph.D. in Art History with strong knowledge of related international politics as well as knowledge of current and emerging trends of Museums and cultural institutions.

Local residents preferred (no relo).

The Associate Director for Exhibitions position is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume & salary history to:

as a Word attachment only with the position title in the subject line

or mail to:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

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