Whitney Museum of American Art seeks curator
The Whitney Museum seeks a curator with an extraordinary record of exhibitions and publications.
The Whitney Museum seeks a curator with an extraordinary record of exhibitions and publications. The position requires strong expertise in 20th and 21st century American art, with a specialty in prewar art and/or works on paper preferred but not required. The position reports directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and supervises junior staff.
–Propose and organize loan exhibitions as well as special exhibitions culled from the collection, including the writing and preparation of related scholarly catalogues, brochures, and didactic texts; development of educational programs; and fundraising
–Working in consultation with the Chief Curator and Curator of the Collection, contribute to the building of the collection through acquisitions and research
–Participate in activities and research related to the Sondra Gilman Study Center for works on paper
–Work closely with other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, in particular Conservation, Education, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Publications, Advancement, and Research Resources
–Cultivate external relationships with artists; trustees and various patron groups; members of the press; and colleagues at other institutions
–Initiate donations and evaluate gifts; approve loans; work with artists, scholars, and other interested parties to access the collection; undertake special research projects for the collection and acquisitions as needed; represent the Museum within the scholarly community through participation in panels, symposia, and other forums; supervise administrative matters related to these activities
–MA in art history; PhD preferred
–10+ years of experience, including a distinguished record of exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions in the field of American art
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org and state "Curator" in the subject line.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York 10014