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Assistant Curator

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated individual to join the curatorial team. The successful candidate for this Assistant Curatorship will serve a two-year term, renewable. Candidates who specialize in any collection area represented in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collection, ranging from ancient through contemporary art, are encouraged to apply.

The museum is seeking candidates who are eager to embark upon a curatorial career and to be mentored by a Curator or Curatorial Department Chair. Key responsibilities will include the presentation and interpretation of the permanent collection; research and publication of the collection; organizing and hosting special exhibitions, speaking with the general public and museum groups about the collection and special exhibitions, and proposing acquisitions. Candidates who have demonstrated experience in participating in collaborative projects and delivering results as a team are preferred. The ideal candidate will be sensitive to the enhanced public role of museums today and will strive to communicate with scholarly and general audiences.

The CMA recognizes that the museum is greatly enriched by the diversity of its staff and visitors; among the goals of our DEI plan is to recruit, mentor, and retain employees with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure the CMA’s position as a global leader among museums. The CMA is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected status. Members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This position will provide an opportunity for an emerging art historian with a diverse background to participate in curatorial work in the setting of an encyclopedic art museum.

An M.A. in Art History or a related field is required. The annual salary is $50-55K. A full range of benefits accompanies the position, including health benefits, the opportunity to participate in the museum’s 401(k) retirement program, generous paid time off, flexible work schedule, and free admission to museums nationwide.

Applications, including a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the position and the relevance of their experience to the museum’s collection, a curriculum vita, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be submitted by May 1, 2021.

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