Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a full-time Curator of Collections & Exhibitions. The curator plans and organizes the daily and long-term activities of the gallery; provides leadership in the presentation, research, and display of contemporary American art consistent with the mission of the College and Freedman Gallery; and collaboratively creates and implements an exciting exhibition program to engage the campus and extended community. With the Director, Center for the Arts, and other staff, the curator plans and implements educational programs and marketing/PR efforts, plans and monitors budgets, writes grants and cultivates donors. Responsibilities include contract negotiation, staff supervision, research and writing for catalogs and exhibit didactics, and exhibit design and installation. The position serves as the registrar and collections manager: maintaining all hard copy records related to exhibitions and collections, including condition reports, loan agreements, deeds of gift, etc.; maintains the digital database (Past Perfect) and works to provide continuity for records in external databases such as ArtStor and Shared Shelf; conducts routine inventories; makes shipping arrangements; packs and repacks loans, providing condition reports and photographic documentation; and provides general care and recommendations for conservation needs of collection. The successful candidate will have an MFA or MA in art history, museum studies or a related field, a valid driver’s license, two or more years of curatorial/gallery management experience with a demonstrated ability to plan, organize and install exhibitions, and will be able to meet the physical demands of the position. Experience working with collections management software preferred, as is a track record of scholarly published works/catalogs.
Qualified applicants should apply via our website www.albright.edu/hr/employment. Applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) a digital portfolio containing writing samples and visuals of exhibitions worked on; and 4) contact information for at least three work references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A diverse learning community that encourages innovation and interdisciplinarity, Albright College is an equal opportunity employer. In pursuit of enriching the diversity within our community, we encourage the application of qualified women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. For more information: about the position see www.albright.edu/hr/employment; about Albright College: www.albright.edu.
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