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Assistant/Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs (Baltimore Museum of Art)

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) seeks an Assistant or Associate Curator to work full-time in the Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs with a small curatorial staff and a collection of 65,000 works on paper, including the BMA’s world-renowned holdings of prints, drawings, and books by Henri Matisse.

• Propose, research, and organize exhibitions of works on paper and coordinate rotations in the collection galleries
• Work with the Curatorial Assistant to supervise the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Study Center for Prints, Drawings & Photographs through the selection of objects, teaching of classes, and hosting of visitors
• Oversee various collection management projects, including the cataloguing of new acquisitions and the augmentation of on-line records for the BMA’s collection of works on paper
• Make acquisition recommendations to senior curator as well as research, write justifications for, and present new acquisitions
• Conduct research and write for various publications on the BMA’s collection of works on paper
• Help to manage graduate fellows, interns, and volunteers
• Participate in programming for the BMA’s Friends Group the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society, including giving talks, tours, and presentations
• The Assistant or Associate Curator will report to the Senior Curator and Department Head of Prints, Drawings & Photographs.

• Masters in Art or Art History required, PhD in Art History preferable
• At least three years of previous curatorial experience in a department of works on paper, including the handling and cataloguing of prints
• Specialization in late 19th century and modern European art as evinced by exhibitions, publications, conference papers, and/or special cataloguing projects
• Familiarity with the history of printmaking and printmaking techniques
• Working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably French or German
• Working proficiency in collection management databases, especially The Museum System (TMS)
• Working proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
• Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small team
• Dexterity for handling works on paper and general fitness for lifting and moving heavy solander boxes

The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating
holidays, and sick days.

Curatorial title and salary will be commensurate with background and level of museum experience. Please send cover letter, resume, record of scholarship, and salary requirements via email to with “Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs” Last Name and First Name in the subject line. Incomplete application materials will not be accepted. No phone calls please.


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