Associate Curator- Art Museum – Mount Holyoke

The Associate Curator is responsible for working with the Museum’s permanent collection and its development, managing and curating exhibitions and installations, and supporting the Museum’s teaching mission. The Associate Curator reports to the Museum’s Director and works closely and collaboratively with the Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture, the Curator of Education and Academic Programs, the Associate Curator of Education, and Collections management staff.

Primary duties

  • manage the Museum’s exhibition program and budgets by planning and executing special exhibitions and installations and overseeing the production of exhibition-related materials
  • assist with the development and oversight of the Museum’s collection of over 24,000 objects, including acquisitions, scholarly research and writing, cataloging, display, and care

Other duties

  • oversee the Museum’s communications and marketing activities, ensuring the general consistency and quality of messaging, signage, and promotional materials
  • prepare for and participate in staff and Art Museum Advisory Board meetings and special events
  • occasionally present gallery talks and lead tours for alumnae and community groups
  • write exhibition and permanent collection labels
  • supervise and mentor curatorial interns
  • attend and participate in scholarly conferences and evolve as a curator and scholar of art history
  • attend Museums10 Curators meetings
  • occasional evening and weekend hours are expected


Advanced degree in art history and a minimum of 5 years of museum curatorial experience (or related exhibitions planning/coordination experience), with a preference for candidates with some academic museum experience; a broad knowledge of art history and a keen eye for design and museum display methods; excellent project management skills; strong writing, editing, and communications skills; a proclivity for collaborative work in a fast-paced, team-based environment; and the ability to work both autonomously and collectively on multiple projects as needed; training in art handling; advanced familiarity with Excel, Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, as well as collections database programs (i.e., Mimsy) and virtual exhibition programs (i.e., Google Sketch-up); some experience using website management platforms.

Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2019. 

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