Associate Curator, Modern American Art
Deadline: 18 March, 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Associate Curator, Modern American Art. The specialist in twentieth century American Art will participate in research, development and active management of the Modern and Contemporary collection at the Metropolitan Museum and the Breuer project; initiation of collection displays, major special exhibitions, publications and interpretation; and participation in all activities of the Department.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Participate in review of American works of art and related aspects of the collection;
Participate in devising and delivering departmental collection and research strategies;
Initiate and organize collection exhibitions including research, catalog entries, other texts and database maintenance for Modern & Contemporary programs including the Breuer project;
Undertake new research and act as author and essayist for specialized publications, including exhibition catalogues and other interpretive content, printed and online;
Foster and maintain good working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, colleagues from other international institutions, the scholarly community, dealers, and other individuals involved with the interests of the Museum;
Assist with M&C fundraising as appropriate;
Assist with planning programs for Modern and Contemporary Friends’ groups;
Answer correspondence relating to Collection in field of expertise; assist the public and visiting scholars;
Contribute to public programs (Learning, Volunteers, etc.);
Other related duties.

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills:

Minimum four years’ experience in a museum or academic institution;
Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research;
Initiated and executed major contemporary loan exhibitions with broad international scope;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with artists, museum colleagues, donors and general public;
Ability to create and maintain precise and widely researched records;
Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning;
Demonstrated engagement with artistic practice across the world;

Knowledge and Education:

PhD in history of art
Deep expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century American art;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Proficiency in one non-English language preferred.

Application Deadline: March 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Associate Curator, Modern American Art is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to:, as a Word attachment only with “Assoc Curator/Mod Amer Art” in the subject line.

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