Monday, November 19, 2007

Job Posting: MIA AOA Curatorship

From the AAM Job Listings:

Curator of African, Oceanic and Native American Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks a dynamic and experienced specialist in African art to establish the MIA’s Department of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art as a leader in the field, building upon the MIA’s strong collection and long history of collecting works in these areas. Curator will build the collection through significant acquisitions, raising its profile, and that of the MIA, through ambitious and intellectually rigorous exhibitions, publications, and programs, and will cultivate relationships with donors, professional colleagues, partner organizations, and the community in furtherance of the department’s and MIA’s strategic goals. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a collection of over 3,000 works of art from African, Oceanic, and Native American cultures. Assisted by a regular staff of two (one associate curator and an assistant curator), Curator will have responsibility for the overall care and installation of the collection, including the regular rotation of light-sensitive material, and the development of major exhibitions for the MIA’s special exhibition galleries. Curator will also be responsible for conducting and supporting research on and publication of the collection. Curator will work closely with collectors and prospective donors in support of the MIA’s mission.

Requirements: Master’s degree (Ph.D. strongly preferred). Minimum of 7 years curatorial experience in field of African art. Strong record of research and scholarship, with proven experience organizing loan exhibitions and producing publications of high quality. Demonstrated skill at strategically building a collection through gift and purchase. Team player with proven ability to work effectively and positively with staff, trustees, and all other internal and external contacts. Ability to build positive and effective relationships with donors and the broader community. Proven experience supervising staff, with strong department management skills.

Required Education: Masters

NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs

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