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Job: Curator, The David Winton Bell Gallery

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, June 28. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, The David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island
Deadline: Unspecified

The David Winton Bell Gallery is Brown University's contemporary art gallery and home to an important part of the university's permanent art collection. The gallery hosts four to five major exhibitions each year, as well as annual exhibitions of student artwork and a triennial exhibition of artwork by Brown faculty members. Broadly concerned with the exhibition of exemplary work by artists living today, the gallery takes pride in showing artwork irrespective of media, content or subject and makes special efforts to support and show the work of emerging or under-recognized practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. Alongside the contemporary arts, the gallery also makes use of its art historical collections, programming exhibitions on the arts and culture of the last five centuries.

Job Description
The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University seeks an experienced and energetic curator with specialization in contemporary art. The curator assists the director in planning the Gallery’s overall exhibition program and is responsible for research and development of 3-5 exhibitions per year. The curator plans and implements programs in conjunction with exhibitions, provides access to the permanent collection, works with guest curators, and handles the gallery’s social media. The curator shares responsibility for the systematic registration of collections and loans. Other duties include grant writing and fund raising, creation of publicity and promotional material, and support of related University projects.

This is a full-time position. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please apply at Brown University Human Resources website, and refer to job number H00504. Brown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Requirements
The position requires an advanced degree in art history or a related field, with in-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of curatorial experience, with knowledge of standard museum curatorial practices and exhibition development and logistics. The successful candidate will have proven skills in research, writing, and communication. Familiarity with museum registration methods is advantageous.

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