Virginia G. Schroeder Curator of Art

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The Virginia G. Schroeder Curator of Art serves as a key member of the Curatorial team and must bring strong organizational experience, a track record of innovative projects, and a desire to create a distinctive experience in a dynamic museum environment.


In working with the Executive Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of Art’s primary responsibilities include the development and growth of the permanent art collection, curating temporary exhibitions drawn from the permanent art collection, organizing regional art competitions and invitational exhibitions, managing incoming traveling exhibitions, and coordinating an annual artist-in-residence program.


Job Duties:

Serving as a primary contact for potential gifts, purchases or bequests for the Museum’s art collections, the Curator of Art will work with donors and the Museum’s administration, development staff and Collection Manager through the acquisition process.


Relative to the Museum’s collections, the Curator of Art selects art and/or artifacts for internal and external exhibition and works with the Collection Manager in all aspects of the collection’s management including research, display, storage, conservation, appraisal, and insurance.


Relative to the Museum’s temporary exhibitions, the Curator of Art works with the other Curators in the development of annual exhibition and educational program schedules and oversees their review and approval by the appropriate committees and Board of Trustees.


The Curator of Art is responsible for guiding all aspects of the design and installation of internal and external art exhibitions including working with lenders, research, production of all labels, signage, marketing materials, gallery guides and catalogues.


Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development as part of the development team, the Curator of Art will assist in the solicitation of fundraising gifts and ongoing stewardship of major donors.


Works in collaboration with all departments of the Museum and assist the Executive Director as requested.

Masters degree in related field required.


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