University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Curator of Western Art, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Oregon, United States|
Curator of Western Art
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Fixed Term – fulltime
The Curator of Western Art supports the chief curator and the executive director by managing the art and programs related to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's (JSMA) extensive collections of Western art, including American, Latin American, and European art, as well as loans of Western art. At present, the 5,600 works comprising this collection (from a total collection of 13,000 objects) include prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, mixed media and new media, sculpture and decorative arts, representing a range of cultures, nations, and time periods. The JSMA is a teaching museum, and its collections, exhibitions and programs are developed to strengthen learning opportunities for K-12, UO students, and lifelong learners and multi-cultural, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary initiatives that build diverse audiences.
Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Curator, this position helps to draft and implement strategic plans and program goals for the Western collections, exhibitions, publications, and programs; works closely in a team environment with staff, faculty, and students as well as outside scholars in course preparation and guest teaching, research, and museum studies activities; and cultivates donors and raises funds for all aspects of his/her responsibilities. This position also supervises the David McCosh and Anne Kutka McCosh Associate Curator, who advances work on the McCosh collection and other curatorial projects, as well as occasional assistant curators, curatorial fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students, working in the museum for academic credit and as volunteers.
A Ph.D. in a relevant art history field is required from an accredited college or university. At least three years of curatorial expertise in Western art at an accredited museum; experience teaching art history and/or museum studies courses; production of publications, including articles for scholarly and museum journals, and exhibition catalogues is strongly preferred. Candidate must be knowledgeable of museum best practices and be active in national professional organizations; have active research interests and a strong network of professional contacts at associated institutions with experience cultivating donors for support of acquisitions and programs. Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000.
Application review date: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by 5:00 PM on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Further information regarding this position is available on the UO website at http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/ (http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4494). We seek qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. An AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.
cew at uoregon.edu
|Secondary Categories:||Urban History / Studies