The Bates Museum of Museum of Art is a preeminent cultural center on campus, supporting the mission, values, and aspirations of the college. Using exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and staff, the Museum leads and collaborates in interdisciplinary teaching and learning at Bates. The museum makes the most of its intimate size and academic environment to create hands-on learning experiences, interactions with artists and scholars, and direct engagement with works of art. We take creative approaches to integrate art into college and area school curricula. The museum brings a world of ideas to campus that enhance the vitality of the intellectual and cultural life of Bates, the surrounding communities, and beyond. The museum organizes 6-8 exhibitions annually, and exhibits, provides stewardship to and researches an 8,000+ object collection with strengths including the world renown Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, modern and contemporary works on paper, select holdings of pre-modern prints, contemporary Chinese art (particularly photographs), Pre-Columbian art, African art, and works by artists of national and international significance working in Maine.
Position Overview: Works closely with director and other museum staff, faculty, staff, students, artists, and project partners to develop and support innovative exhibitions that engage campus, surrounding communities, and a statewide audience. Assists with exhibition planning and implementation, and the development, stewardship, research, and interpretation of the collection. Manages exhibitions preparations and implementation, and coordinates an internal and external team of staff, trades, and museum technicians. Works closely with Art & Visual Culture faculty on planning and implementation of the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition. Works closely with Collections Manager/Registrar on collections stewardship and facilities management.
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