Yale University, Art Gallery
Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Connecticut, United States|
New Haven, CT
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
As the Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art, oversee, steward, and develop the collection and department of African Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. In keeping with the teaching mission of the Gallery, position the department of African Art to serve more fully the Yale University community as well as the wider public of New Haven and Southern New England and establish a greater international profile for the collection commensurate with the Gallery’s growing reputation as a major cultural institution. The Curator will be responsible for all aspects of the African Art collection: planning exhibitions, programs, and publications; overseeing maintenance, conservation, and installation; initiating research on acquisitions, loans, and the permanent collection; fielding public inquiries and overseeing the department’s presences on the Gallery’s website; lecturing; assuming stewardship and donor cultivation responsibilities; mentoring students; and representing the department on Gallery and University committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to connoisseurship at least equal to any other form of scholarship. This position reports to the Chief Curator.
When applying, please submit a cover letter along with your resume. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
1. Ph.D. in Art History or Anthropology and a substantial record of major exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship; plus at least eight years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education, field work and experience.
2. Developed skills in relevant European and African languages: reading, writing, and speaking.
3. Keen eye and broad knowledge of African art, as well as of professional museum practices.
4. Demonstrated success in leadership and in establishing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve objectives.
5. Desire and ability to build relationships and work effectively and collaboratively across departments.
Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24484BR.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24484BR.
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies