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Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs

Company: Association of Academic Museums & Galleries.
Location: Lansing
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • 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 view.
  • 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 initiatives.
  • 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 meetings.
  • 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 field.
  • 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 duties.
  • Strong staff management and mentoring skills.
  • Understand and maintain highest ethical standards related to organizational responsibilities and public accountability.

Keywords: Association of Academic Museums & Galleries., Lansing , Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Executive , Lansing, Michigan

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