Job Opening – Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator (08/2012)
Hunterdon Art Museum
Clinton, New Jersey
The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, which specializes in contemporary art, craft, and design, seeks an Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator for the Museum’s dynamic and ambitious exhibition program.
The Museum organizes approximately thirteen exhibitions annually and has a reputation for creating challenging thematic and solo shows that bring the best of contemporary art, craft and design to our audience. Our exhibitions focus on innovative work within those areas and often explore the fluid boundaries between art, craft, and design. The successful candidate will have the vision and experience to further develop an exciting exhibition program and to be the curator of the majority of those exhibitions.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator is part of an exhibitions committee that works collegially to develop the exhibitions program. S/he works closely with an installation crew to install exhibitions and works cooperatively with the Directors of Education and Development, helping to develop ideas for exhibition related educational programming and providing content for grant proposals. As a key member of the Museum’s staff, the Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator participates in strategic decision-making and is available as a spokesperson for the Museum at professional, public and social events.
The Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator manages all aspects of the Museum’s exhibition program. This includes day-to-day administrative responsibilities and all facets of curatorial work, including developing concepts, selecting work, writing collateral materials, overseeing and participating in registrarial tasks, monitoring budgets, and coordinating and overseeing guest curators. The Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator also cultivates exhibition funders as well as donors to the Museum’s collection of works on paper. S/he is responsible for the care of the collection.
At least two years of curatorial experience and knowledge of contemporary art, craft and design are a must. An M.A. in art history is preferred. Excellent writing and speaking skills are essential.
The Hunterdon Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is about 55 miles west of New York City.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator as the subject, or mail to Marjorie Nathanson, Executive Director, Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, New Jersey 08809.