The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is seeking a curator with specialization in either Pre-Columbian art or Native American art. The position will begin in August of 2016 and continue until December 2020, with the possibility of extension beyond that date.
The Curator of the Indigenous Arts of the Americas will oversee a growing collection of more than 700 objects of Native American art and 2,000 objects of Pre-Columbian art of varying origin and media. The Curator will develop this area through documentation, research, preservation, presentation and acquisition. The Curator will be expected to develop original exhibitions and programming around this area in order to make the collection more accessible and visible to the Museum’s diverse audiences; he or she will engage with academic departments and student groups across the University’s Grounds. In addition, the Curator is expected to teach two classes each year through the McIntire Department of Art. The Curator will partner with faculty from other departments and with the curators of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection on joint projects, classes, symposia, publications, and exhibitions.
Requirements: PhD in a relevant field including, but not limited to, Art History, Archaeology, History or Anthropology, with a specialization in the Arts of the Americas (Native American and / or Pre-Columbian Arts). ABD will be considered with the expectation of completing the dissertation before beginning this position. Experience curating exhibitions and / or some teaching experience required. Please submit a covering letter, together with cv or résumé. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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