Director/Curator: Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College

Carleton College seeks a Director/Curator of the Perlman Teaching Museum. The new Director/Curator will provide leadership in arts programming based in the Perlman Teaching Museum. A specialist in and advocate for visual teaching and learning, the Director-Curator will oversee exhibition planning, develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty, and foster and strengthen the pedagogical role of exhibitions and the art collection in the college. The Director-Curator will be chief steward of the college art collection, shaping its growth and use in alignment with the college mission.

Essential job functions include: collaboration with the Arts and Exhibitions Committee and colleagues across the college to articulate a vision and plan exhibitions for the Perlman Teaching Museum; coordination and consultation with other campus exhibitors; collaboration with College Communications to promote museum programming; oversight of museum staff; integration of students into museum programming; and development of collaborative relationships with other galleries or museums.

The successful candidate must possess a graduate degree (minimum M.A. or equivalent) in art history, museum studies, or related field, have demonstrated experience organizing exhibitions and managing collections (3 or more years), and possess excellent communication skills. Visit our online posting for further specifics.

To apply, candidates will need to submit a letter of application, a one-page curatorial statement that addresses the goals of a teaching museum at a liberal arts college, and a resume.

Review of applications begins as soon as possible.

Inquiries may be directed to Kristy Sybilrud, Employment Manager (

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We accept only online applications.

Start Date: July 1, 2017.

Carleton is a highly selective private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty and staff, known for academic excellence and dedication to undergraduate education. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 45 miles south of the Twin Cities.

Carleton College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

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