Job - Curator for Art on Campus, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington UniversityPosted by April Steele • Thursday, August 18. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
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The Curator for Art on Campus at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is responsible for researching, developing, and acquiring site-specific public artworks in all media for Washington University in St. Louis. The Curator also plays an active role in designing public, academic, and educational programs in relation to Art on Campus and conceives scholarly literature about public art. The Curator will report to the Director of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and participate in fundraising, develop relationships with donors and academic units, and engage in broader public relations. The Curator will contribute to the development and implementation of short- and long-range institutional goals. This position represents the Museum, the School, and the University locally, nationally, and internationally.
The mission of the new Art on Campus initiative is to commission, collect, and integrate works of art in all media as site-specific installations at indoor and outdoor public spaces on campus. Art on Campus aims to build an eminent collection of site-specific public art by nationally and internationally recognized artists that reflects the University's stature and the diversity of its people and intellectual activity. Artists considered as candidates for the Art on Campus program will have a significant and active national and international exhibition history.
â¢ Research, develop, coordinate, and acquire public art for Washington University's Danforth Campus in connection with its Art on Campus program
â¢ Oversee public art projects for academic and non-academic buildings
â¢ Engage the University and community-based audiences with thoughtful outreach and educational activities surrounding the public art collection
â¢ Document the Art on Campus program and public art collection through interpretive and scholarly publications
â¢ Leverage Art on Campus projects to create unique curricular opportunities for students to participate in the fabrication and installation of public art
â¢ Distinguish Washington University as a public art "site lab" and develop a regional, national, and international identity in relation to public art
â¢ Assist the Director and Chief Curator with the development of the permanent collection, including acquisitions, deaccessions, and collections management
â¢ Assist the Director and Chief Curator in developing broad Museum support, including fundraising, donor relations, and public relations
â¢ Participate in interdisciplinary initiatives for the Sam Fox School
â¢ Develop relationships with peer institutions and artists
â¢ Disseminate research through teaching, public lectures, and essays
â¢ Research and write grants related to Art on Campus
*Accepting applications for this position with a start date of January 1, 2012.
To view the complete job description and to apply, please visit the Washington University employment website at http://jobs.wustl.edu and search for job title "Curator for Art on Campus" or job id "22387" in the keyword search.
â¢ Ph.D. in Art History with specialty in contemporary art, plus five years of curatorial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree required
â¢ Demonstrated achievement in the acquisition and curatorial organization of public art projects and a record of scholarly publications
â¢ Ability to collaborate with university faculty, museum staff, professional colleagues, and museum supporters
â¢ Proficiency in one or more foreign languages appropriate to the field of scholarship with fluency strongly preferred
â¢ Excellent written and oral communication skills
â¢ Teaching experience preferred
For more information please visit http://jobs.wustl.edu