Chief Curator – Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University

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Job Summary

Provides leadership, vision, and direction for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University through its exhibitions, interpretive materials, and collections. Develops long term, mission-oriented relationships with FIU faculty, artists, higher education institutions, the museum’s Advisory Council, community members and organizations, museum colleagues, and collectors. Serves as a vocal and visible leader and public spokesperson and ambassador for the institution and its program.

    Envision, develop, and implement an exhibition strategy that contributes to the Frost’s reputation as a leader in the museum field and an asset to the region, state, and nation.

    Employ the highest standards for research and knowledge of art and best museum practice to develop and implement exhibitions that are timely, relevant, and encourage dialogues.

    Oversee all aspects of exhibition planning and implementation, including organization of in-house exhibitions, work with guest curators, implement exhibition contracts, scheduling artwork shipping, and planning installation/de-installation calendar for all galleries. Works with communities that speak English and Spanish.

    Preserve, interpret, and promote the advancement and understanding of the Frost’s collection through creative interpretation, exhibitions, and publications.

    Create collecting plan to guide acquisitions for growth of permanent collection.

    Make recommendations for the permanent collection, including accession/deaccession decisions. Serve as liaison to Advisory Council for Art Committee.

    Oversee and mentor department staff, make staffing and hiring decisions for department as needed.

    Develop and adhere to annual curatorial department budget, demonstrate sound fiscal responsibility.

    Provide vision and guidance on public programs, working with department of education to ensure relevance of exhibitions to FIU courses.

    Provide tours and presentations for faculty, students, and high dollar donors on an as-needed basis.

    Work closely with the Director and Director of Development to identify, cultivate and steward current and future museum patrons and donors.

    Helps identify and write grants to support exhibitions, collections research, and other areas related to museum growth.

    Ensure the institution is adhering to American Alliance of Museums(AAM) standards for exhibitions, collections, and curatorial programming. Help with museum reaccreditation process.

    Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, FIU faculty, artists, donors, collectors, and professional colleagues.

    Participate as a key member of the institution’s leadership team, works collaboratively across departments to implement the museum’s mission.

    Build upon relationships with artists, gallerists, and museum professionals locally, nationally and internationally to raise the profile of the museum, and mentor curatorial staff and students to do the same.

Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and seven (7) years’ experience in related field or a Master’s degree and five (5) years’ experience in related field.

Desired Qualifications

    Minimum 10 years museum curatorial experience with an established track record of exhibitions, professional publications, and active involvement in affiliate groups (AAMC, AAMG).

    Experience managing budgets.

    Specialist in modern and/or contemporary art.

    Track record of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

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