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Job - Assistant/Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Posted by April Steele • Monday, April 18. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Assistant/Associate Curator helps initiate and manage innovative exhibitions for MCASD’s two locations (La Jolla and San Diego). The Assistant/Associate Curator assists in coordinating an active exhibition schedule, the 4,200-object permanent collection, and interpretive programming.

Assist Curatorial Department in supervising collection’s care, research, and conservation.
Undertake original research and providing scholarly contributions to publications and gallery texts.
Coordinate and originate exhibitions as determined by Chief Curator.
Help to build and refine the collection by acquisition and donation.
Contribute curatorial text and content to meet a broad range of Museum applications including educational, press and development purposes.
Research and coordinate information for the Curatorial Department as needed.
Draft and initiate correspondence for Curatorial as necessary.
Conduct budgeting, planning, and implementing internally generated exhibitions.
Work with Registrars and Preparators to coordinate installation and de-installation of exhibitions and artwork in office.

Requirements include deep knowledge of contemporary art, excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to conduct independent scholarly research; proven organizational and administrative skills; and an ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment. Experience in donor cultivation; and an ability to motivate and work well with artists, colleagues, trustees, and volunteers. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Master’s degree in art history or equivalent degree, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art.

For candidacy consideration, please send resume and PERSONALIZED COVER LETTER including SALARY REQUIREMENT to clee (at) with subject heading 201029.

No phone calls please. Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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