Director & Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum – Carleton College

The Director-Curator provides leadership in arts programming based in the Perlman Teaching Museum. A specialist in and advocate for visual teaching and learning, the Director-Curator oversees exhibit planning, develops strong collaborative relationships with faculty, and fosters and strengthens the pedagogical role of exhibitions and the art collection in the college. In this role, you will report to the Puzak Family Director of the Arts. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) benefit eligible position.

As a “teaching museum,” the Perlman emphasizes the role that art plays in posing questions about life. Exhibitions examine how artworks give aesthetic form to ideas, and spark conversations between and across disciplines. Museum professionals work with the campus community to present public programs, curatorial seminars, and exhibition projects.

The Facility, at 7,800 square feet, the museum offers two handsome galleries, and fully equipped support spaces. The public spaces comprise the soaring Braucher Gallery, with 24 foot ceilings and an adjustable lighting grid, and the more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. Downstairs is a classroom, specially designed for studying objects from the College Art Collection.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate has a graduate degree in art history, museum studies, or equivalent; demonstrated experience (3 or more years) organizing exhibitions and managing collections; excellent writing and communication skills. Previous people management experience if preferred.

Review of applications begins February 3, 2020 and continues until the hire is complete. For more specific information about the position and how to apply visit:

Desired Start Date: May 1, 2020

What Carleton College has for you:  We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a Health Savings Account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to working with and supporting a diverse student body.

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