Job Opening – Associate Curator (08/2012)
National Museum of Women in the Arts
The Associate Curator develops, oversees, and promotes exhibitions of art created from the sixteenth-century to the present. S/he serves as curator of pre-20th century art in the museum’s collection. Major responsibilities include:
- Organizing exhibitions by developing checklists, negotiating loans, drafting an overseeing budgets, writing interpretative materials, and collaborating with education department on related programming
- Serving as liaison curator for exhibitions developed by guest curators by reviewing contracts, preparing budgets and timetables, overseeing installation, and approving and/or creating interpretative materials
- Identifying collection needs and opportunities in pre-20th century art. Fostering relationships with collectors and donors. Refining collections management
policies in collaboration with the director, other curators, registrar, and the Works of Art Committee
- Working with development department to write funding proposals and reports for exhibitions and collection-based projects and assisting with fundraising activities
- Giving gallery tours and lectures to museum docents, members of the museum’s support groups, and the general public
Education/Experience: This position requires an MA in Art History (PhD preferred) with a minimum of five years’ experience as a curator and a history of publications.
Successful applicant will possess:
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and managing art museum exhibitions
- Experience working collaboratively with departments museum-wide and with partner organizations
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Grant-writing skills
- Proficiency in handling inquiries from the public
- Fluency in a second language (preferred)
Please submit applications by emailing cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to HR@nmwa.org no later than August 31, 2012.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.