Assistant Curator of Public Programs: Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sheldon Museum of Art seeks an Assistant Curator of Public Programs who works collaboratively as part of the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Education Department to administer a plan for public programming and statewide engagement by coordinating collaborations with University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) departments and units as well as partners across Nebraska. Specifically, the Assistant Curator of Public Programs is responsible for stewarding the annual Sheldon Statewide program and implementing a robust slate of public programs that engage UNL constituents and the wider general public in the Sheldon’s permanent collection displays and temporary exhibitions.

Sheldon Museum of Art’s landmark Philip Johnson—designed building houses the collctions of the Sheldon Art Association, founded in 1888, and the University of Nebraska. Together the collections comprise more than 12,000 artworks in diverse media with prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, photography, and contemporary art. More than thirty of Sheldon’s monumental sculptures are exhibited throughout the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City and East Campuses, including major works by Gaston Lachaise, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Richard Serra, Jesus Moroles, Yinka Shonibare, Michael Heizer, Roxy Paine, and Mark di Suvero. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is one of the nation’s leading teaching institutions, and is recognized internationally for a wide array of research projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Education, or related field one (1) year experience in a museum or equivalent institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity (inclusive of internships). Exceptional organizational, event, and project management skills with the ability to nimbly prioritize and execute short-term and long-term projects. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art as well as with current museum policies and practices, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education. Excellent writing and communication skills—including public speaking—for multiple audiences and demonstrated ability to conduct original independent research.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Art History, Education, Museum Studies, or a related field with two (2) years of museum or institutional experience in curatorial or educational capacity.

Criminal background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins August 1, 2016. View requisition S_160473 at for details and to apply. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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