CURATOR OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN THE AMERICAS (Lawrence, Kansas)
Type: Full Time
Curator of Arts and Cultures of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania Spencer Museum of Art/University of Kansas The Spencer Museum of Art seeks a creative, innovative, team-oriented, and highly motivated Curator of the Arts and Cultures of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. The curator will partner with museum colleagues to integrate collections and to realize a new vision for the museum by helping to bridge the historical gap between anthropological and fine-arts museums. The curator will be responsible for research, conservation, and publication of the collection; organizing and securing internationally significant exhibitions; and working collaboratively with university colleagues across disciplines as well as with the Peoples and artists whose heritage and work comprises the collection. The curator will also be actively involved in building the collection and cultivating donors. The ideal candidate will bring an innovative approach to exhibitions, informed by cultural and ethical sensitivity, that will broaden an understanding and appreciation of the diverse Peoples, arts, cultures, and religions of the world past and present. The successful candidate will share responsibilities with a curatorial team that currently includes curators of prints & drawings; European & American art; Asian art; and an active department of education. The 9,700-piece collection consists of approximately 9,100 objects (60% Native American, 15% African, 10% Latin American, and less than 1% Oceanic) and 600 supporting materials. Organize exhibitions, prepare publications, acquire historical and contemporary works of art, present public programs, and participate in grant writing, fundraising and other curatorial functions. Engage in research activities and publications that support and promote the work and reputation of the Spencer Museum of Art and the University of Kansas. Bring international scholars and artists to the Spencer Museum to collaborate with faculty and students while expanding the University’s global connections and awareness through the visual arts. Mentor students and interns from diverse disciplines. Collaborate with faculty, staff, students and the public to meaningfully integrate indigenous arts and cultures into the teaching and research mission of the University. Participate in developing and articulating the artistic vision and future physical expansion of the Spencer Museum of Art. Ensure that federal, state, and university regulations and policies relevant to the collections are followed, including those outlined in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Monitor the progress and continue the repatriation of objects as specified under NAGPRA working with representatives of Native American tribes. For additional information go to http://jobs.ku.edu and search position number 00066240. To apply send a letter of application, CV, one writing sample, and three professional letters of reference to: Chairs, Arts and Cultures Search Committee, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66045-7500. www.spencerart.ku.edu Selection for interviews begins March 24, 2008. EO/AA employer.
Requirements: Ph.D., or Masters Degree in field appropriate to the position, such as the art and material culture of the Americas, Africa, or Oceania.Two years proven track record of working in a museum setting. Record of scholarly research and demonstrated writing ability. Willingness to engage with ideas and proposals beyond one’s field of expertise. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and organize groups such as committees, teams, task forces, etc. Demonstrated ability to work openly and effectively with donors and the public. Demonstrated knowledge of NAGPRA and other regulations governing fair use of collections. For Associate Curator status, five or more years of relevant professional experience.
Preferred Education: Doctorate
NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered
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PRE-COLUMBIAN ASSISTANT CURATOR (Washington, D.C.)
Type: Full Time
PRE-COLUMBIAN ASSISTANT CURATOR, IMAGE COLLECTIONS & FIELDWORK ARCHIVES DUMBARTON OAKS RESEARCH LIBRARY Dumbarton Oaks seeks creative and self-motivated art historian, archaeologist, or anthropologist for three-year appointment. The Pre-Columbian Assistant Curator will be expected to assist in curatorial, research, and administrative tasks and to make significant contributions to the access to existing collections, special projects, and further development of the collections. Reporting to the Curator, Image Collections & Fieldwork Archives, this is an excellent opportunity for an energetic person with a strong commitment to and experience with public service and research in Pre-Columbian art and archaeology. Full details at http://www.doaks.org/positions_and_benefits.html apply to www.jobs.harvard.edu and reference requisition #32786
Requirements: PhD in Art History, Archaeology, or Anthropology with a specialization in Pre-Columbian studies. Knowledge of Spanish. Experience using a relational database and image management software. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Experience scanning photographs or slides; working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or comparable software is preferred. Previous work experience in a library or visual resources collection, including slides, photographs and digital images, in particular experience cataloging photographs or original art work using relevant rules and standards is preferred.
Required Education: Doctorate
NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered. Salary range $44,000+ depending on experience. 35-hour work week. Excellent benefits. Apply online by March 15, 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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