Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two Exhibitions-Centered Curatorships at the Brooklyn Museum

From a recent CMA email list posting.

Curators (2 positions)

The Brooklyn Museum will appoint two extraordinary communicator/scholars, joining an incumbent Managing Curator, to provide curatorial leadership in the Exhibitions Division. Each of these positions will be filled at a level commensurate with accomplishment (Assistant Curator, Associate Curator or Curator).

The successful applicants will have demonstrated deep commitment to engaging a large and diverse public audience in innovative and exciting ways. The Museum seeks candidates recognized for achievement as historians, critics, or commentators in the field of visual art, broadly construed and in all its manifestations. While strongly competitive applications are anticipated from among those currently holding positions as art museum curators, the Museum also solicits applications from authors, academics, journalists, specialists in electronic and new media communications, and others with strong art history backgrounds.

At least one of the two positions will be filled by a person with deep knowledge of a historical period (or periods) prior to 1900; the other could be a 20th-century specialist. Both appointees will be committed to making their work relevant to contemporary American audiences.

Successful candidates will have extraordinary leadership and organizational skills, flexibility, and proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

Minimum Requirements: Advanced degree in the history of art or related studies required (Ph.D. preferable). Three to five years museum experience or the equivalent highly preferred; strong contacts in the International and American art museum community are a major plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and research skills are required, with a strong writing/publication record. Good interpersonal skills are essential.

Responsibilities: These are Curatorial Exhibitions Division positions (see appended description of Division responsibilities). The new exhibitions curators will provide leadership in conceptualizing, creating, and coordinating Brooklyn Museum exhibitions. They will (1) attract and manage major exhibitions from other institutions around the US and internationally; (2) solicit exhibition proposals from curatorial colleagues within the Brooklyn Museum; (3) develop exhibition projects with collaborators from outside the Museum in many visual arts fields; and (4) organize their own exhibitions.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Art

Work Schedule: Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frequent evening and weekend hours, as necessary.

To apply: Candidate should submit curriculum vitae and a letter outlining her/his particular suitability to the position by mail to Department CD, Exhibitions Curator Search, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238; or by email to Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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