Curator – Saint Mary’s College of California

CuratorJob Type: Full Time   Job Number: 2015-1603382   Location: CA 94556, CA   Department: Library  

Closing: 6/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific  

Background   Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.   As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.  

Responsibilities Working with the Director and in close partnership with the Museum of Art staff, the Curator plans and coordinates exhibits, developing and maintaining the Exhibition Calendar. Researchers and develops permanent Museum installations and assists in the development of major and temporary exhibition projects. Additionally, the Curator will undertake collection research and cataloging, participate in program evaluation, and engage in professional training and networking. The Curator conceives, organizes, writes content and publications for exhibits and participates in exhibit installation.   1. Planning and Coordination of Exhibitions: Collaboratively develops, organizes, and maintains the Museum calendar of exhibitions and special events, coordinating calls for artwork, advance identification of physical, personnel, and other support needs for exhibitions   • Coordinates with Museum Director, Dean of Library and Academic Resources to develop a schedule of exhibitions and events with all preparation, issuing of calls for work, exhibit design, receiving, installation, openings, staffing, de-installation, and maintenance (for the year)???   • Participates in the research, development, and execution of permanent collection upkeep, object rotation, and new installation   • Prepares 1 -2 proposals for new installations annually   • Assist with the development and evaluation of major temporary exhibitions, including participating in prototyping and front-end evaluation, researching and writing texts, conducting artifact and object research   • Participates in all aspects of collection work including conducting collection surveys, cataloging, researching and preparing justifications for new acquisitions and deaccessions; participates in the evaluation of loan requests   • Researchers and develops presentations and talks for donor groups, campus audiences, professional conferences and symposia, the public and docents as needed   • Researchers and writes material for museum publications including for digital and social media platforms   • Conducts research on biographies, exhibit objects, museum collection subjects and related topics   • Creates and issues call for work. Disseminates these calls through all appropriate media   2. Promotion of exhibitions, opening, and closing receptions, and special events:   • Develops, in coordination with Museum staff, posters, flyers, and cards, electronic flyers, press releases, website postings, and social media promotion materials for each exhibition and event   • Ensures that physical and digital promotional materials are widely distributed to campus and community audiences   3. Exhibit Installation/Deinstallation:   • In collaboration with Museum staff installs, student, faculty, and community artworks and installations   • Designs exhibition space, including hanging, signage, labels, and lighting of exhibits and events   • Develops, in coordination with artists and faculty, informational and educational materials to supplement exhibitions and events   • In concert with Museum staff de-installs student, faculty, and community artworks and installations and restores the gallery to its original state   4. Outreach:   • Liaises with Faculty, and Administrators works closely with Museum staff to facilitate gallery planning and operations and conducts outreach to community members and groups   • Meets regularly with the Director and Museum staff to ensure that the Museum achieves Department and College goals   • Schedules prepare and give lectures on subjects relevant to exhibitions and the permanent collection; may show pertinent materials from the Museum’s collection in the course of lectures   • Conducts tours of the Museum for various groups   • Gives lectures and gallery talks relating to exhibits and collections; prepares and publishes articles and catalogs concerning exhibitions and collections   5. Management and Supervision:   • Plans and monitors annual Exhibitions budget   • Works with Museum Director to develop funding proposals for internal and external resources and grants   • Trains and supervises student staff and interns  

Experience and QualificationsEducation:

REQUIRED: MFA   Experience: 2 Years  

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu/ Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College   • A resume • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. • In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check. Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.   College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.   Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.  

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