Deadline: February 27, 2015, 6pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a Curator/Associate Curator of Post-war and Contemporary Art. The Curator will participate in research, development, and active management of the Collection; the initiation of collection displays, major special exhibitions, publications and interpretation; and all activities of the Department.
Primary responsibilities and duties:
–Working closely with the Chairman and other Curators, devise and execute departmental collection and research strategies
–Initiate and organize collection displays and special exhibitions
–Act as key author and essayist for major exhibition catalogues and other specialized publications, including online content
–Answer correspondence relating to the Collection; assist the public and visiting scholars
–Contribute to public programs (learning, volunteers, etc.)
–Foster and maintain excellent 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
–Interact with potential sponsors and assist with fundraising as appropriate
–Advise on program planning for Modern and Contemporary patrons’ groups and Visiting Committee
–Other related duties
Requirements and qualifications
Experience and skills:
–Minimum six years’ experience in a museum or academic institution
–Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions with international scope
–Demonstrated scholarly achievement and extensive published record, including evidence of original research
–Demonstrated engagement with international critical theory and artistic practice
–Demonstrated commitment to broad international audience engagement and learning
–Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with artists, museum colleagues, donors, and the general public
–Ability to create and maintain well-researched and precise records
Knowledge and education:
–Ph.D (or equivalent) in history of art
–Deep expertise in 20th- and 21st-century art
–Broad knowledge of international modern and contemporary culture
–Excellent written and spoken English
–Proficiency in other languages preferred
The Curator/Associate Curator, Post-war and Contemporary Art is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
with “Curator/Associate Curator, Post-war and Contemporary Art” in the subject line.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.