Job Opening – Associate Curator (08/2012)

2012 August 17

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

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

Qualifications

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.

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