The Ulrich Museum of Art seeks candidates for the position of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
The Ulrich Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art reports to the museum director and works collaboratively with other staff in a team environment. The position balances responsibilities for collection development and art acquisition with exhibition programming, organization, and interpretation. An ability to cultivate patrons and collectors, engage faculty and program partners, serve artists, and connect with students are important traits for the successful candidate. The Ulrich Museum seeks a candidate committed to the learning of its audiences and eager to creatively interpret and contextualize contemporary art for non-specialist museum visitors.
Founded in 1974, the Ulrich is a nationally recognized university art museum emphasizing modern and contemporary art and based in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas. The WSU sculpture collection was noted among the Top Ten in Public Art Review in 2006. Recent sculpture garden commissions have added work by Andy Goldsworthy and Wichita-native Tom Otterness. The permanent collection boasts over 6,000 works across the modern era to today and includes work by Joan Miró, August Rodin, Robert Henri, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Kara Walker, and Kota Ezawa. Museum endowments generously support active collection acquisition. With 6,250 square feet of gallery space, the Ulrich presents a schedule of six to eight rotating exhibitions annually, regularly self-organized and/or drawn from the museum collection.
Required—Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in art, art history, or related field (Ph.D. preferred). Experience with curatorial organization (three years of museum curatorial experience preferred).
A commitment to diversity is required. Desirable: Evidence of past innovative, interdisciplinary programming.
Demonstrated evidence of clear writing. Confidence in public speaking.
Candidates must apply online. Candidates must also submit a cover letter addressing the position qualifications, and resumes, names, addresses, e-mail addresses, ad telephone numbers of three professional references to: Curator Search, Ulrich Museum of Art, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita KS 67260-0046. All application materials must be received at the Ulrich Museum by September 21, 2007.
Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.