Collections Curator – Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a Collections Curator. The position will manage all aspects of the museum’s permanent art collection including conservation, documentation, storage, research and acquisition of works of art. Contribute to preparing educational materials for collection items on display. Support the staff running the educational program for all age groups including research and planning for museum tours.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies.  One year of experience working in a gallery or museum with a permanent art collection and education program.

Knowledge/skills/abilities required: Ability to handle original works of art appropriately. Proven interest in museum operations and collections management. Highly organized and self-motivated, ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of staff and the public, including curators, educators, preparators, faculty, and K-12 and college students. Well-developed written communication skills and attention to detail. Ability to work well under pressure. Excellent time management skills.

The position is a two year term; traditionally Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm with possible evening and weekend work required. The targeted salary range is $34,560-$37,000.

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit and select administrative professional.

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter, resume and in the other document category, please provide a brief statement on your view of a museum collection role at a regional liberal studies university.  All required application materials must be submitted electronically by November 6, 2018.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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