Assistant Curator

New Haven, New Haven County
Apr 16, 2014
STARS Requisition number 23894BR

Department British Art Ctr

University Job Title Curator 2, Exhibitions and Publications

Posting Position Title Assistant Curator

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 23

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address 270 Crown Street

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus: The Assistant Curator in the Department of Exhibitions and Publications at the Yale Center for British Art will report to the Associate Director of Exhibitions and Publications. The Assistant Curator will assist the Associate Director with all aspects of the Center's exhibition program, with particular focus on managing exhibition logistics. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, s/he will curate and organize both in-house exhibitions and those exhibitions originating in partnership with other institutions, usually in association with one of the Center's Collection Curators. S/he will assist the Associate Director with planning and implementation of publications for all exhibitions in which s/he is involved. Duties will include budgeting, drafting contracts, setting implementation schedules, executing and tracking loan requests, and managing and reviewing exhibition materials and publication proofs. The Assistant Curator will conduct original research for and assist in the cataloguing of the Center's collection in his or her field of scholarly expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will conduct and publish independent research reflecting the scholarly aims of the Center and may teach or lecture about the collection

Application deadline is May 15, 2014.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. Organizes, manages, and implements a selection of the Center's scheduled exhibition program.
2. In consultation with the Director, Associate Director, and Collection curators, conceives, develops, and implements exhibitions as needed.
3. Assists with planning and implementation of publications.
4. Organizes and distributes exhibitions proposals to the Center's curatorial group for discussion at its exhibitions scheduling meetings, and drafting responses to the proposals.
5. In consultation with Collection Curators and the Collections Cataloguing team, conducts scholarly research for and assists with the scholarly cataloguing of the collection.
6. May oversee work on various aspects of exhibition planning and research with the Department's Postdoctoral Research Associates and Bartels Intern; may also work with the department's Copyeditor to ensure proper flow of text relating to Center exhibitions.
7. May teach or lecture about the collection.
8. Conducts and publishes independent research that will reflect the scholarly aims of the Center.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience
Master's Degree in Art History or related field and two years of curatorial experience or equivalent education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Proven ability in organizing and managing museum-related projects and/or publications management.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Proven background with significant record of scholarly publications in the history of British art.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability of excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Demonstrated excellence with computer programs including MS applications, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with all organizational levels.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: PhD, in the history of British art or related field.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.