Director and Curator of Exhibitions and University Collections – DePauw University

DePauw University seeks a Director and Curator of Exhibitions and University Collections with rank of Assistant Professor of Art and Art History. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director/Curator will oversee the operations of DePauw University’s Galleries which includes 7,500 square feet of professional exhibition space. Using inclusive practices that are responsive to DePauw’s diverse student body, the Director/Curator will collaborate with DePauw colleagues and guest curators to present exhibits from a variety of sources, such as emerging and established artists, DePauw’s permanent collection, and DePauw student artwork. The Director/Curator will develop complementary programming for exhibits that supports DePauw’s liberal arts curriculum and engages in arts discourse from the local to the global. The Director/Curator will collaborate with the Department of Art and Art History to teach and mentor museum studies students and support majors and minors in studio art and art history.

The Director/Curator will manage the university’s permanent collection, maintain the budget, coordinate gallery committees, and maintain relationships with artists, galleries, community members, collectors, donors, and professional colleagues. The Director/Curator will provide leadership for gallery staff and provide guidance for their individual professional development. This position includes funding for conferences, other travel and research, and the opportunity to apply for competitive, internal grants. Additional institutional support is also available for seeking and managing external grants.

The Director/Curator will hold either an MA or PhD in art history or museum studies, or an MFA, and be fluent in all relevant professional standards. A minimum of three years of curatorial or administrative gallery experience is preferred.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized, liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,100 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, a consortium affording excellent opportunities for faculty development and collaboration.

Submit the following materials via Interfolio for consideration: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; curator’s statement relevant to a university setting; materials that demonstrate experience curating original exhibitions, including sample catalogues, promotional materials, exhibition reviews, and/or other relevant support materials; transcripts; and three letters of reference. Materials can be addressed to Meredith Brickell, Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Peeler Art Center, 10 Hanna Street. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135-1661. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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