Job Opening – Curator of Photography (10/2012)

2012 October 3

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, seeks an experienced curator of photography to oversee its growing collection of more than 10,000 historic and contemporary photographs. The selected candidate will have expertise in the history of photography, including its materials and processes, from its invention in the mid 19th-century to contemporary practice. The successful candidate will also develop knowledge of Leica cameras within the Museum’s collection.

This individual will report to the director. Responsibilities include recommending artworks for acquisition; organizing special and traveling exhibitions; authoring collection and exhibition catalogs; publishing and presenting research papers; preparing exhibition labels and other interpretive texts; teaching; directing student interns; conducting research; entering data into the collection database; managing the care of the collection; facilitation faculty, students, collectors and other scholars with their research of the holdings; and developing relationships with donors, faculty, professional colleagues, partner organizations and the community.

Minimum of seven years curatorial experience at an art museum; master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in art history; competency in at least one foreign language; broad knowledge of photography, including connoisseurship skills; record of research and scholarship; and experience organizing exhibitions and producing interpretive materials and publications. The successful candidate will be an excellent speaker and writer, will be an effective administrator, and will be a team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively with staff, students, collectors and benefactors. The Snite Museum of Art has a small staff; therefore, the successful candidate will work without dedicated support staff and must be able to manage his/her own telephone calls, email correspondence, word processing, professional calendar, travel arrangements, expense reports, etc.


Interested individuals should send a resume, contact information for three references, and a writing sample to by November 1, 2012.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from minority group members, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Information about the Snite Museum of Art, including its photography collection, is available at

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