Curator of Art II, Exhibitions and Collection Manager – Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Curator of Art II – Exhibitions and collection Manager for the Tarble Arts Center (TAC).  The successful candidate should be an arts professional with experience in museum collection care and organizing exhibitions.   Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Management of all aspects of collection care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.
  • Provide project budgets for maintenance, establish object conservation priorities, and manage any conservation initiatives or treatments.
  • Manage database development for all collection materials; responsible for all collection records, object files, digitization of images, software updates and system migrations, and collection website.
  • Work with TAC Director to organize a series of annual art exhibitions.
  • Act as registrar: oversee and coordinate duties related to art shipping and transport.
  • Act as lead/senior preparator overseeing all exhibition fabrication, preparation, and installation.
  • Represent TAC through public programs, teaching, guest lectures, and workshops.
  • Conduct research on objects in the collection and provide interpretation for publications, labels, newsletter, social media, and related communications.

Requirements for this position are:

1. Any one or combination totaling three (3) years from the following categories:

        A. College coursework in art history, studio art, or a closely related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

  • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year
  • Associate’s Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen (18) months
  • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years
  • Bachelor’s degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years

        B.  Work experience that provided knowledge or art history and the techniques used in the preservation, restoration, and/or exhibition of art objects.

2. One (1) year of work experience in the profession of art curation including the development, storage, security, and exhibition of art objects.

  Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in studio art, art history, museum studies, arts administration, or closely related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in an art museum, gallery, or related environment associated with an institution of higher learning.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Enthusiastic support for serving diverse constituencies.

The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than the submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants. 

To apply, please submit an application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three business references online. The deadline for application is February 10, 2023.

EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE

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