Assistant Director and Curator of Gari Melchers Home and Studio – University of Mary Washington, VA

Deadline June 14, 2023

Assistant Director and Curator of Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Agency Name & Code:               University of Mary Washington, 215

Role Title:                                 Faculty-Professional

Pay Band / Salary Grade:           4

Employee Class:                                    Administrative/Professional Faculty

EEO:                                         B

Position Information:

Working Title:                           Assistant Director and Curator of Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Position Number:                      FA0217

Anticipated Hiring Range:          $70,000.00

Position FLSA:                           Exempt

Level Indicator:                         Manager

Organizational Objective/Goal:

The mission of Gari Melchers Home and Studio is to display to the public on a regular basis the art works and furnishings that make up the Belmont collections; to maintain and preserve the collections and physical facilities of the estate in order that they will be available to the public for use by this and future generations; and to interpret the collections in a manner that will serve local educational institutions and the general public as a resource for studying the full range of works of a major American artist together with the tools of his trade in the locale in which he worked. The purpose of Gari Melchers Home and Studio is also to serve as an art center for the people of the Fredericksburg area.

General Description of Position:

Under supervision of the Executive Director of University Museums, oversees daily operations of Gari Melchers Home and Studio.  Candidate chosen will orient from hire with the incumbent Assistant Director and Curator and assume full duties upon the latter’s retirement in September 2023.

Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work:

Knowledge of best professional practices for care and interpretation of artifact and fine art collections. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with a diverse group of people that may include visitors, faculty, students, and staff. Knowledge of European and American art history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Preferred KSA’s / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work:         

Knowledge of Gari Melchers’ life and career in context of European and American artists of his era. Knowledge of museum management within a higher education environment.

Required Education:      MA in Art History, MFA, or equivalent degree.

Required Experience:    10+ years work in museums. Supervision of full and/or part-time employees. Management of operating budgets.

Preferred Education:     PhD or equivalent degree.

Preferred Experience:   Work in a higher education environment.

Required Licensure:      None.

Preferred Licensure:      None.

Statement of Economic Interest:            Yes

Posting Details:

Posting Date:                04/24/2023

Close Date:                   05/22/2023

Open Until Filled:          No

Special Instructions for Applicant:         

Letters of recommendation will be accepted until May 26, 2023.

Additional Applicant Instructions:         

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1238.

AAEEO Statement:       

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Applicant Documents. Required Documents:

Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Contact Information for References

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