Holcombe T. Greene Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture

New Haven, New Haven County
May 11, 2014
STARS Requisition number 24614BR

Department Art Gallery

University Job Title Curator 5

Posting Position Title Holcombe T. Greene Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 28

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address YUAG

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

Position Focus: As the Holcombe T. Greene Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, oversee, steward, and develop the collection and department of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery, one of the largest and most important public collections of this material in the world. In keeping with the teaching mission of the Gallery, position the department of American Paintings and Sculpture to serve more fully the Yale University community as well as the greater public of New Haven and Southern New England and enhance the outstanding international profile of the collection commensurate with the Gallery's growing reputation as a major cultural institution. The Curator will be responsible for all aspects of the collection of American paintings and sculpture, currently defined as ranging from the earliest works produced in this country to approximately the middle of the twentieth century: planning exhibitions, programs, and publications; overseeing maintenance, conservation, and installation; initiating research on acquisitions, loans, and on the permanent collection; fielding public inquiries and maintaining the department's presence on the Gallery's website; lecturing; assuming stewardship and donor cultivation responsibilities; supervising the department's staff; and representing the department on Gallery and University committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to connoisseurship, be an acknowledged expert in some field of the history of American art, and have a proactive interest in collaborating with other curatorial departments and professional colleagues at the University. This position reports to the Chief Curator.

When applying, please submit a cover letter along with your resume. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. Serves as head of the curatorial department and manages its budget, activities, and staff.
2. Supervises and directs curatorial management of the collection, including its care, display, accession, and scholarly cataloguing.
3. Promotes knowledge of the collection through publications, exhibitions, installations, and teaching.
4. Determines priorities for department and its collection including teaching, acquisitions, exhibitions, publication, and conservation.
5. Determines the content of exhibitions, installations, and publications and directs their execution.
6. Develops a collection strategy to enhance, broaden, and expand the collection through gift and purchase.
7. Raises funds for exhibitions and acquisitions and stewards Governing Board members, donors, collectors, students, and faculty.
8. Teaches and lectures on collection and the area of expertise.
9. Represents the curatorial department on Gallery and University committees; represents the Gallery and University to a local, national, and international community to promote the institution and its collection.
10. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience
Ph.D. in Art History and a substantial record of major exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship; plus at least eight years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Keen eye and broad knowledge of American art, as well as of professional museum practices.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Desire and ability to build relationships and work effectively and collaboratively across departments.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated success in leadership and in establishing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve objectives.

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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html 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.