Sarnoff Curator

Job description

The Sarnoff Collection is seeking candidates for curator of the David Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ.

The curator will research, write, and produce exhibitions, temporary displays, and

programs, and supervise the museum assistant

Main Responsibilities:

  • Care for the collection, including maintaining accurate CMS records, monitoring storage and climate, and ensuring proper storage and handling of objects.
  • Conduct historical research on the collection
  • Curate, write, and produce temporary exhibitions and displays, including writing exhibition text, planning the display, and developing programming.
  • Maintain and update the Collection's website and OMEKA online exhibitions
  • With the Sarnoff student worker, create social media and other outreach/publicity for the collection and exhibitions
  • With the director, seek out grant opportunities and prepare grants for the collection and exhibitions.
  • Work with donors and collection volunteers, answer queries from the public.

Required Qualifications:

  • Years of experience 2
  • Degree PhD
  • Background in the history of science and/or technology
  • Demonstrated ability to research, write, and produce an historical exhibition for the Sarnoff Collection.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in history of science or technology
  • Interest in museums and public history, public programming
  • Collections management experience

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 21000213
Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Part Time
Salary: Negotiable