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Curator of Academic Programs & Collections, Scripps College

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery seeks an experienced, part-time Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections who will have an important role in developing programs that engage faculty and students in the museum as a resource for teaching and learning. The curator will also make selected works available for course study and interpret the collection through exhibitions and publications. This position reports to the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.


This information is intended to be a description of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Perform other duties as assigned.
Work directly with individual faculty members to introduce them to areas of the Scripps permanent collection and exhibitions that could enhance teaching across the curriculum. The collection includes more than 12,000 works, which includes American paintings, European and American prints and photographs, Japanese prints, Chinese paintings and decorative arts, and international ceramics with an emphasis on West Coast contemporary ceramics.
Keep faculty and students informed of acquisitions, lectures, and educational programs that could enrich their research.
Partner with faculty members from different disciplines to facilitate academic use of the Williamson Gallery, as the permanent collection can inform many curricular areas.
Work with student interns to interpret the Scripps College permanent collection through organizing exhibitions and writing catalog essays.
Active support for the College's Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Strong organization skills required
Strong research, oral and written communication skills needed.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team.

Advanced degree in Art History, Museum/Curatorial Studies, or related field and collection management or curatorial experience preferred.

This is a regular, part-time, 13 hours per week, non-benefits-eligible, non-exempt position.

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