For over 30 years, the University Art Museum (UAM) has introduced numerous artists from diverse fields to a broad audience, both nationally and internationally, and has showcased many of the most significant artistic and cultural developments of the past 50 years. The UAM program of dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group presentations define key moments in contemporary art, reflect the global nature of art today, and span a vast array of cultural activities and media.

Time Base/Hours/Units per Week: Full-time/40 hours per week.

Position Description: The Curator of Exhibitions is responsible for the conceptualization, formulation, and presentation of exhibitions and related program that meet the museum’s goals. Oversees the curatorial department and participates in the planning and development of innovative projects that are accessible for study and interpretation by the campus, local, and national communities. Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, budget, and fundraising activities.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply curatorial expertise to exhibition programs including pertinent policies, procedures, and regulations. Knowledge of cross-media installations and site-specific works desirable. Ability to understand exhibition problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions. Research skills are essential, including the ability to access on-line resources and use standard library references. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external community groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills required, including proofreading expertise. Excellent organizational skills required in order to handle several projects simultaneously and meet pressing deadlines.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university’s commitment to a “vision of excellence.”

Education and Experience: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of related experience required. Masters or M.F.A. in arts related fields preferred. Experience with the national circulation of traveling exhibitions preferred, including a background in preparing contracts, loan forms, memoranda, letters of agreement, and other related correspondence.

To apply, please contact Ilee Kaplan at kaplan(at)

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