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Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 150 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 150 application limit is not met, the job announcement will close at 11:59 pm, on Friday, July 6, 2018. Applicants need to ensure they provide all supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

The National Gallery of Art serves the United States in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The Division of Prints and Drawings (DCG) is responsible for the Gallery’s acquisition, care, study, and display of a world-class collection of works of art on paper, from medieval times to the present. The incumbent is an established scholar and recognized connoisseur and serves as Associate Curator in the department of Old Master Prints (DCPR). The incumbent has responsibilities for the permanent collection of European prints
and illustrated books before 1900: collection care and loan administration; participating in presentations in the East Building prints and drawings study room; pursuing and securing acquisitions by gift and purchase; carrying out scholarly research; interpretation; organizing exhibitions; publishing; and public service.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-18-81A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

The incumbent:

Develops concepts and themes for special exhibitions and installations of permanent collections.
Organizes or coordinates exhibitions on a regular basis; initiates, selects, negotiates loans, performs research, and writes catalogues and other publications for exhibitions.
Researches and selects relevant didactic photographic materials.
Researches, writes, or reviews accompanying scholarly texts.
Writes or consults on the preparation of brochures, leaflets, wall texts, essays, catalogue entries, films, web features, and other interpretive programs for collections and exhibitions.
Ensures the safety, physical organization, up-to-date documentation, and reliable access to the collection of European prints and illustrated books before 1900.
Advises on conservation treatment.
Collaborates with other division staff on housing.
Performs and/or delegates scholarly work to ensure proper identification and cataloguing of works of art.
Ensures timely and accurate maintenance of database entries.
Sets priorities for documenting the collection.
Evaluates loan requests from other institutions.
Initiates and/or oversees development of research and publishing projects.
Writes, lectures, and consults on scholarly matters.
Writes or reviews texts for the website, brochures, leaflets, and other Gallery publications or scholarly studies.
Researches, writes, or reviews scholarly texts related to collections, acquisitions, and loans.
Writes or consults on the preparation of brochures, leaflets, wall texts, essays, catalogue entries, films, web features, and other interpretive programs, and other Gallery publications or scholarly studies.
Responds, or directs staff to respond, to public, scholarly and other professional inquiries.
Attends professional meetings and lectures, participates in symposia.
Accepts or initiates opportunities to collaborate with Gallery colleagues and counterparts in other institutions.
Speaks to visiting groups and the press.
Expands and deepens the Gallery's collections through the acquisition of works of art of the highest quality and relevance.
Closely follows the art market, maintains cooperative contacts with dealers, and cultivates close relationships with collectors, and ensures that subordinate curators do the same.

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