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Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings

[Requisition #47154BR]

The Harvard Art Museums’ collection of approximately 12,000 drawings (from before the year 1900) is by far the finest drawings collection kept in any American university museum. The collection includes major masterpieces from the American and principal European schools, with strengths in Italian Renaissance, German and Netherlandish masters, 19th-century British and American, and 17th- and early 19th-century French (including the most extensive collection of drawings by Ingres, Géricault, and David outside of France). As a whole, the collection of European and American drawings at the Harvard Art Museums is one of the most comprehensive in the United States.

Duties & Responsibilities ----

The Harvard Art Museums seeks a leader in the field of European and American drawings pre-1900. Responsible for the care, documentation, research, and presentation of Harvard’s exceptional collection, the associate curator of drawings is expected to be an intellectual authority in drawings with an established track record of exhibitions and publications. The associate curator will work closely with colleagues and supporters to strengthen the collection, and collaborate with colleagues in the Division of Modern and Contemporary art on drawings acquisitions in their area.

The associate curator crafts an ambitious exhibition, research and publication program for drawings, and works closely with students and faculty to foster significant and sustained curricular use of the collection for both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The associate curator works within a team environment and promotes dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with colleagues within the division of European and American Art and with other curatorial divisions that have overlapping collection holdings and expertise. The associate curator acts as a mentor to curatorial fellows, interns and students of the university, and may supervise their work. The associate curator recommends purchases, works closely with collectors and museum supporters, and actively solicits gifts for the collection and funds for museum purposes from individuals, foundations, federal agencies and other sources.

Basic Qualifications ----

Ph.D. in art history or related field required; minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible curatorial and/or field-related experience.

Additional Qualifications -----

Demonstrated record of scholarship and achievement in the field of drawings pre-1900, and a commitment to working and playing an active role in a university setting.

Additional Information ----

Please apply by November 16, 2018, after which applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as necessary.
Please see Requisition #47150BR. We will fill only one of these positions. Please read both descriptions carefully and submit an application for the position most appropriate to your qualifications through Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, Harvard Careers.
Additional materials may be required.


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