Curator of Exhibitions, the Berman Museum Collection
Deadline: Accepts proposals until suitable hire is found

Summary & Scope of Position:

The curator will have three key responsibilities: organize interdisciplinary exhibitions with faculty and students that draw upon the intellectual strengths of the college and the entrepreneurial skills of the curator; organize exciting exhibitions based on original thinking and/or from the Berman Museum Collection; oversee docent and educational outreach for the museum.

The Berman’s new Director founded the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and he is seeking a candidate who can think innovatively about exhibitions and programs for a college art museum. The successful candidate will join small Berman staff and will be expected to assist the Berman Museum in moving to the next level of excellence including but not limited to: participate in the revamping of our policies and procedures; assisting with grants writing; identify and cultivate donors for collection development; be a spokesperson in place of director when needed and most importantly be able to thrive in a culture that values teamwork, intellectual exploration, and innovation in engaging a broad and diverse audience both at the college as well as regionally and nationally.

Specific Responsibilities:

Develops exhibitions and publications. Contributes to or curates both collections-based and loan exhibitions and providing object interpretation by writing labels, collateral text, and essays for publications.
Reviews collections offers, makes recommendations, and collaborates on collections
development.
Meets with and responds to questions from press and general public, as needed.
Collaborates with the Berman Museum Director, museum staff and Ursinus faculty in facilitating exhibitions.
Presents and/or leads gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions and VIP tours in support of exhibitions, educational projects or as needed.
Supports College’s Development staff to identify and secure financial support for exhibition
programs and operations, as needed.
Develops project-based budgets.
Represents the institution when needed at local and international meetings, symposia, and conferences.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree in the History of Art or related field
4 years of curatorial or related museum experience
Record of exhibition development
Record of publication and participation in conferences
Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
Excellent writing and research skills

Applications:

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Human Resources Office via email to hr@ursinus.edu.
Contact Person: Human Resources Office
Phone: 610-40-3589
Email Address: hr@ursinus.edu
Apply URL: http://www.ursinus.edu

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