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The Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Founded in 1861 as one of the earliest women’s colleges (and the first to become co-educational in 1969), Vassar College opened its doors with both an art gallery and an observatory, signaling Vassar’s enduring educational philosophy of sending students “to the source.” Today’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, designed by César Pelli, is an accredited modern museum whose collections originated with a superb acquisition of Hudson River School paintings at the College’s inception. Between then and now the collection has grown to more than 22,000 works, charting the history of art from ancient Egypt to the present, and featuring important examples of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, and photographs, as well as Old Master paintings and works on paper. The curator oversees approximately 9,000 prints and drawings, with current areas of concentration in European prints and drawings (1500 to 1980); American prints and drawings (1800 to the present); and Japanese prints and scrolls (1750 to 1950). The collection supports the educational mission of the Loeb Art Center through faculty and student use, as well as an ambitious schedule of exhibitions offered to all of our audiences.

The Loeb Art Center seeks an experienced individual with superb academic credentials and the ability to help formulate and to advance a vision for a college art museum. In addition to an emphasis on prints and drawings, the Curator is expected to be knowledgeable about global developments and a diverse array of media. Moreover, teaching up to one course a year may be an option depending on the annual curricular needs of the Art Department. Therefore, expertise in areas beyond those already represented by the faculty would be especially welcomed.

Applications will be reviewed beginning after January 31, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education and art museums are strongly encouraged to apply. The Art Center is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from
candidates of color.

For more information and to apply please visit the external link below.

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