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Job: Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, May 16. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Deadline: June 28, 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” 1 We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. They are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.

The museum’s Contemporary Art department seeks applications for the position of Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Working under the direction of the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, the individual who is appointed to this position will assist in the stewardship, programming and development of the museum’s important holdings in this field. Candidates should possess a broad familiarity with the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on the period from 1960 to the present day, a demonstrated knowledge of museum practices, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, a commitment to exhibitions, collector cultivation, and a willingness to serve diverse public constituencies.

Include the interpretation and presentation of the collection; the development and coordination of special exhibitions and programs; research and publication on the collection; assisting with acquisitions; educational programming; and donor relations. PhD or M.A. in Art History or related discipline preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of three years relevant experience in the field.

Applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and names of three references, should be submitted by June 28, 2013.

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