CAA: CVs for Museum Professionals

September 21, 2015

Dear Colleague:

CAA’s Professional Practices Committee responds to specific concerns of the membership in relation to areas such as job placement and recruitment, tenure and promotion procedures, scholarly standards and ethics, studio health and safety, and artists’ practices. The Professional Practices Committee also oversees the Standards and Guidelines.

We are writing to ask for your assistance in the review and revision of the standard Curriculum Vitae for Museum Professionals (which we are narrowing down to “Museum Curators” for this round) last updated in 2000. We would like to ask for your input regarding the information presented at this link, including—but not limited to—content, order, and commentaries:

  • What is still relevant for an artist or art historian interested in working for the museum world?
  • Are there new categories or types of projects that need to be added (e.g., links to online resources)?
  • What needs to be changed?
  • What needs to be removed?
  • Does the order of items need to be updated in any way?

Please send any ideas, questions, concerns, suggestions, and edits to Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D., at The sub-committee will compile all crowd-sourced information, discuss it, and then make a recommendation to the full Professional Practices Board for a revised version of the document. We would appreciate receiving your observations and remarks byNovember 13, 2015.

In addition, we would be interested in receiving feedback about items that capture your attention when reviewing applications for tenure track and adjunct positions. What does a reviewer look for first and what impresses most?

Thank you for you kind consideration of our request for input.


Jonathan Frederick Walz, Ph.D.

Curator of American Art

Sheldon Museum of Art

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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