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Curator-in-Charge – Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The Curator-in-Charge, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Curator-in-Charge plans and directs the activities of the Achenbach collection, and plans, assigns, and supervises the activities of curatorial staff in the Department. This position works closely with the Director of Museums; Curatorial Staff of other Departments; Exhibitions, Registration, Conservation and Technical Production staff; lenders; collectors; donors; trustees; dealers; and researchers.

Essential Duties:

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

1. Plans and supervises the installation of the Museums' Achenbach collection. Identifies, classifies, and documents works of art in the Achenbach collection.

2. Conducts research in connection with identifying and publicizing objects in the collections. Makes recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessioning. Makes recommendations regarding the loan of the Museums' objects requested by other institutions.

3. Plans and organizes exhibitions. Makes cost estimates, corresponds with lenders, coordinates the installation of exhibitions with other staff, assembles data and photographs, prepares labels, and researches and writes catalogs and brochures.

4. Interprets the Museums' collections and exhibitions, and works with other museum departments to develop public programming and educational initiatives.

5. Consults with conservators and other staff members on the conservation of art objects.

6. Organizes and supervises the work of departmental staff.

7. Corresponds and confers with scholars, specialists, and the public. Works closely with collection support groups.

8. Cultivates donors and constituents for the Achenbach collection.

Application Opening: February 27, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

If interested, please click on the "Apply now!" button below for additional information regarding the position and to apply on the City & County of San Francisco career website.

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