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


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 no later than August 31, 2012.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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