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Curator of Prints and Drawings

The New Mexico Museum of Art is looking for a Curator of Prints and Drawings, a new position which will be responsible for the museum's significant collection of works on paper. We have an ambition to become a beacon for excellence and innovation in all areas of museum work, and are looking for a talented curator who shares that ambition and has the energy and ideas to make it happen. The New Mexico Museum of Art is transforming to an institution where excellence and access go hand in hand, and where we celebrate and promote the art of this region, both historic and contemporary, by creating imaginative exhibitions and presenting art in new, innovative and accessible ways. We also seek to build partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally to bring world class art works to Santa Fe.

The Curator of Prints and Drawings will be responsible for the care, development, interpretation, exhibition, and information dissemination of this terrific collection. This position will be responsible for evaluating and categorizing artwork in the collection and will ensure collections are preserved and accessible to the public. This position will plan, develop, research, document and implement exhibitions and related projects; develop the collection through new acquisitions; contribute content to the cataloging and information files related to the collection; and ensure object information is complete, accurate, and up to date. This position will work with the registration and collection department to help maintain accurate records and care of the collection in compliance with museum standards. This position will assist with fund-raising and promotion and conduct research projects; and contribute to educational programs.

About the museum - The New Mexico Museum of Art was established in 1917 as an exhibition venue for the burgeoning art colonies in Taos and Santa Fe. Our historic building, on the National Register, is New Mexico’s premier Pueblo Revival style building and the transformation of Santa Fe from a western outpost into a cultural destination came into being in large part due to the efforts of the museum’s founders. Santa Fe is a world class art destination and we seek to reflect that in all aspects of our work. As a state institution, we are the primary repository for works of art for the people of New Mexico. Our museum and the collection reflect the history of the state and its people, serve as a repository of art from an important American art colony, and as a center for contemporary art. We hold significant collections of works of art crucial to an understanding of not only our region, but also of the history of art in America as experienced in the American Southwest.

If you are inspired to join us, here is a word of advice. The application procedure on the State website is bureaucratic and unforgiving. Please take time to read and fully understand the instructions, even when they may seem counter-intuitive. Give yourself ample time to follow instructions completely, or your application may not make is past the pre-screening at State Personnel. Allow plenty of time, and if you have any questions about the position or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Merry Scully, Head of Curatorial Affairs on Interested candidates must apply online by June 28.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Museology, Art, Art History, Art Administration, and four (4) years experience in exhibit development, collections management, curation, creative writing, conducting research in specialty area of a museum, and working with historical concepts. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling eight (8) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

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