Job Opening – Curatorial Coordinator (07/2010)

2010 July 30

Department of Art
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Full time

The Curatorial Coordinator will be responsible for display- and exhibition-related activities in the Annex Art Storage facility and, as Gardiner Art Gallery Director, the day-to-day operations and activities of the Gardiner Art Gallery.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor degree in Art History or related field and two years related experience and/or training to include experience with all aspects of properly handling artwork for storage and exhibition. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Skills include: Safe handling of sensitive art objects, Good eye-hand coordination and dexterity in the care and handling of valuable and irreplaceable artifacts. Matting and framing. Artwork installation and creative exhibition arrangement. Organizational skills to successfully store information and physical objects. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated supervisory skills. Ability to interact collegially with all employees and volunteers at all levels of responsibility. Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate clearly with student workers, co-workers, donors, and the public. Public relation skills to promote exhibitions and donations through news media. Ability to maintain the highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of curatorial endeavor, and to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.

Knowledge of: General understanding of conservation practices; and art history. Collection management and museum insurance practices. Exhibition loan and traveling exhibit practices. Damage prevention methods to artwork is needed to protect against: light, humidity, mold, heat, etc. Artwork preparation for exhibit hanging and display. Safe storage and shipping methods. Proficiency with: PC/Mac computer Platforms. Microsoft Word, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, FileMakerPro and internet and library research. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move a minimum of twenty five (25) pounds. Prefer candidate with master’s degree.

For consideration, apply online at https://jobs.okstate.edu. For assistance contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Hiring for this position is contingent upon available funding. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

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