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Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks a highly motivated and team-oriented professional to serve as the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, & Photographs. This individual will be responsible for the care, exhibition, acquisition, research, and interpretation of the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper. The Clark’s collection ranges from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, including prints and drawings by Dürer, drawings by Rubens, Tiepolo, and other canonical Old Masters. The collection’s great strength lies in the nineteenth century, with particularly strong works by Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Homer among others. The Clark has more recently been developing a collection of early photography. The Clark collection was greatly enhanced by the 2007 gift of the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Collection of British Art, which is rich in drawings and watercolors by Constable, Turner, Girtin, Rowlandson, and Gainsborough. The Manton Curator will be a key member of the Clark’s curatorial staff, involved with all aspects of the museum program and overseeing the development and programming of the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper as well as organizing exhibitions for the adjacent E. V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper. S/he will develop and maintain contact with the general public, donors, lenders, students, and professional colleagues to expand the audience for the Clark’s collections, programs, and publications.

Supervise, train, and actively mentor curatorial assistant(s) for works on paper, work-study students, interns, and advise other students interested in prints, drawings, and photographs. Clark curators are encouraged to teach in the graduate program in art history at Williams College.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in art history (Ph.D. preferred); at least seven years of relevant professional experience; proven research, writing, and confident public speaking skills; and an enthusiastic commitment to participation in the world of prints, drawings, and photographs both nationally and internationally.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your interest and experience along with your resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to: The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.


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