Curator of Exhibitions

Charlottesville, VA
May 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Curator of Exhibitions

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University of Virginia Art Museum

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-23-2018

Posting Summary:
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia seeks a dynamic, collaborative curator to join its senior team who has a deep commitment to the academic museum, scholarship, and the museum's role in creating engaged dialogues through art. This person will be enthusiastic about working in an academic museum at one of the top public universities in the country and the opportunities it provides for collaboration, not only within the museum but across the University, as well as nationally and internationally, in building a comprehensive exhibition program. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of progressively expanding experience, including managerial experience. The ideal candidate will have an extensive national and international professional network and will be committed to curating scholarly, rigorous, challenging exhibitions that provide a foundation for trans-disciplinary, socially-engaged discourse. A curator with expertise in American art or pre-nineteenth century European art is preferred, however, regardless of specialization, the curator will be called on to be a "flexible generalist." The curator reports directly to the Director and Chief Curator.

The permanent collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia consists of nearly 14,000 objects. In support of our academic mission, the Museum provides opportunities for study and scholarship through direct engagement with the collection and virtual access through digital resources. Our open storage and study areas: the Joanne B. Robinson Object Study Gallery, the Print Study Gallery, and Painting Storage, offer further insight into the collection for faculty, students, and the general public. Highlights of The Fralin's collection include European and American painting, photography, works on paper, African art, Asian art, Pre-Columbian art, and Native American art.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of Art History. Proven leadership skills with the ability to engage with administration, faculty and Museum patrons. Must have advanced verbal and writing skills. Must be able to work within a team structure.

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