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Turner Curator, The Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University

This is a academic fine art museum with exhibition gallery with collection used for exhibition, personal and class study. The Museum is part of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and located in a new arts building adjacent to the Jackie Headley University Art Gallery.

The Curator of The Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico is responsible for providing leadership and developing dynamic on-site exhibitions and programming as well as directing the growth of the collection. This position requires a visionary, innovative, collaborative and IDEAL-minded (inclusion, diversity, equity, access, leadership) leader who will work with the campus community, consult with the advisory board of directors and other community stakeholders, develop public and educational programming, and manage the collection. Additionally, incumbent will plan and organize the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes, designs, and installations of exhibit materials, plan and conduct special research projects in area of expertise, provide information to other curators and to the public, coordinate the exchange, or loan of collections, participate in the development of grants and the cultivation of donors, and supervise staff, student workers and interns. This position works under general direction of the Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Since its establishment in 1981, The Turner has become an important university museum and archive devoted exclusively to printmaking. In 2016, the Turner moved into a new state-of-the-art building, designed for our museum-specific needs, which includes gallery, storage, and study space for a collection of over 4,000 prints.

Mandatory Vaccinations ------------------------------

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Preferences -----------------------

Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

Experience in Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives.

Fundraising and/or grant writing experience.

Additional training in art studio, art history, or related field.

Teaching experience.

Scholarship in the field of printmaking.

Museum-focused digital learning training.

Ph.D. or other advanced degree in position-related field.

Required Education and Experience -------------------------------------

Requires a Master’s degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts/Printmaking, or an equivalent position-related field.
Four years demonstrating a range of professional experience and responsibility working in a museum or print gallery. This experience should demonstrate competence and indicate potential for further growth.

Salary and Benefits Information:

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring salary not to exceed: $60,000 per year).

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

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