Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs
Company: Association of Academic Museums & Galleries.
Posted on: September 12, 2020
We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an
- Collaborates with the Director to conceive and shape a
distinctive and dynamic exhibition program that advances the
Museum's visibility and reputation, and includes exhibitions that
travel nationally and internationally to ensure the Director's
strategic vision is realized. The Museum's program includes both
contemporary and historic--exhibitions and presents exhibitions
that are innovative and current in approach, material or point of
- Conceives and organizes well researched, exciting, and original
exhibitions and programs relevant to contemporary culture and
issues, and that achieves audience goals.
- Supervises the curatorial, exhibitions planning, publications,
collections, and conservation staff and develops and implements
exhibition and publication budgets and schedules, collaborating
closely with other staff.
- Provides direction for the collections' growth, through
acquisitions and gifts, and deaccessioning, as well as long-term
planning and priorities for the Conservation Lab and conservation
of works in the collection.
- Oversees, conceives and plans innovative print and online
publications and programs that expand collections strengths and key
- Mentors curatorial, collection, and exhibition staff,
encouraging their professional development and growth.
- When possible teaches courses and workshops to undergraduate
and graduate students.
- Oversees the acquisition committee communication and
- PhD in Art History or equivalent preferred, with extensive
knowledge and emphasis in American 19th century, Modern, or
Contemporary art, and appreciation for the full range of the
- Minimum of ten years relevant work experience, minimum of five
years of experience leading and managing museum projects, programs,
and mentoring others.
- Advanced knowledge of, and experience in, museum curating,
research, and collection development.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including
the ability to communicate complex concepts about history, visual
arts, and cultural practice to a public that ranges from casual
museum-goers to academics.
- High-level cultivation and grant development experience.
- College and/or university level teaching experience
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, diverse communities
served; locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Ability to collaborate internally and externally, and cultivate
strong relationships with faculty, donors, and colleagues.
- Ability to balance the creative and intellectual process of
curating with administrative, financial and practical management
- Strong staff management and mentoring skills.
- Understand and maintain highest ethical standards related to
organizational responsibilities and public accountability.
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