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Assistant Curator, Drawings and Prints

Researches the Museum’s collection and archives vis-à-vis departmental projects, acquisition efforts, and other related departmental efforts, and answers inquiries with regard to such information. With curatorial peers, or individually as indicated, conceives of, plans, and executes collection installations and exhibitions. Assists senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of major exhibitions. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels. As directed by chief curator, represents the department to Museum trustees, donors, patrons, curatorial colleagues at other institutions, artists, and galleries. With chief curator and senior curatorial staff, seeks and recommends the acquisition of works on paper by contemporary and emerging artists, both purchases and gifts. Collaborates on exhibition programs and related public programs, with a special emphasis on works on paper by contemporary and emerging artists. Serves as a liaison with outside persons and organizations and with other departments within the Museum. Instructs and supervises curatorial staff and interns as assigned. Works on and/or supervises one or more departmental teams focused on a core department function (e.g., cataloging, website, storage, acquisitions research, imaging, provenance, affiliate groups, etc.). Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest, particularly contemporary and emerging artists, through gallery and Museum visits, publications, etc., and makes recommendations to senior staff. Reports to Chief Curator and senior curatorial titles.

- Master’s degree in art history or higher.
- Museum curatorial experience in a responsible position and proven expertise and judgment in a responsible position in a related field.
- Demonstrated initiative, discernment, and administrative ability.
- Expertise and focus on contemporary art and emerging artists.
- For both collections and exhibitions, knowledge and competence to conduct or supervise, as well as to initiate, research, prepare, catalog, and maintain works of art and to organize and communicate related information.
- Strong knowledge of global histories of drawings and prints, as well as current practice of contemporary and emerging artists producing works on paper and their connections to other mediums.
- Competence participating in the general administration and core logistical functions of a museum curatorial department.
- Ability to initiate, direct, and install exhibitions and to write supporting publications.
- Competence to select and recommend acquisitions and to solicit gifts.


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