Position: Associate Curator of Exhibitions
Hours: 40 hours per week
Benefits: Group health and access to cafeteria plan after three months of employment. Access to 401(k) Retirement Plan when minimum qualifications are met. Six paid holidays per year. Paid time off is accrued from date of hire. Refer to Orlando Museum of Art Personnel Policy.
Reports to: Chief Curator
Classification under Wage and Hour Regulations: Exempt
General Description: The Associate Curator of Exhibitions is a critical member of the Collections and Exhibitions Department team who will contribute to the planning and implementation of the Museum’s exhibition and programing goals. The position contributes to and provides support for all of the department’s activities including the following: planning the annual schedule of exhibitions, organization of temporary exhibitions, securing traveling exhibitions, traveling Museum-organized exhibitions, securing grants and producing original interpretive content. Other duties include: managing contracts, annual budgets, exhibition installations, production of interpretive materials and graphics for galleries and publications. Additionally, the Associate Curator of Exhibitions will have opportunities to organize original exhibitions and present public programs throughout the year. The Associate Curator of Exhibitions reports to the Chief Curator and works with all departments across the institution.
- Manage and distribute accurate and timely information about Department programs, schedules, checklists, content and rights-approved visuals to all staff.
- Research and curate original exhibitions focusing on 20th Century and Contemporary Art.
- Schedule and prepare materials for varied meetings with staff, board, collection support groups and external partners and coordinate follow up for action items.
- Manage logistics and deadlines for preparation of exhibitions and collections programs including supervision of artists, guest curators, designers, photographers, contractors and others.
- Provide original written content and/or editing for interpretive materials used in galleries, marketing and publications.
- Support planning and implementation of marketing activities and public events related to department programs.
- Attend museum and community events as an actively engaged museum representative.
- Provide regular gallery tours and talks to the public throughout the year.
- Organize several original exhibitions each year related to the permanent collections and other topics relevant to the Museum’s program goals
- Coordinate and manage exhibitions traveling to the Museum from other institutions and in-house travelling exhibitions.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
Academic and Business Requirements:
Minimum B.A. in Art or Art History, M.A. preferred. Three or more years of curatorial and project management experience.
Specific Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to work cooperatively with other staff members, lenders, artists, shippers and vendors. Must be well-organized, work under pressure to meet deadlines, and pay close attention to detail. Typing and competent knowledge of current software, including the Microsoft Suite and collection database(s). Knowledge of design programs a plus. Ability to effectively use and collaborate on social media platforms
Excellent interpersonal skills, systematic, meticulous, patient, self-starter and works well under pressure. Manages time efficiently, analyze and solve problems independently and if necessary, collaboratively. Ability to be flexible and embrace changes within this position due to departmental priorities. Ability to work with a wide variety of people to achieve the goals of the Museum.
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Sit F (Frequently)
Handling / Fingering F (Frequently))
Reach Outward F (Frequently)
Reach Above Shoulder F (Frequently)
Climb N (Not Applicable)
Crawl N (Not Applicable)
Squat or Kneel F (Frequently)
Bend F (Frequently)
10 lbs or less F (Frequently)
11-20 lbs F (Frequently)
21-50 lbs O (Occasionally)
51-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
Over 100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
12 lbs or less O (Occasionally)
13-25 lbs O (Occasionally)
26-40 lbs O (Occasionally)
41-100 lbs N (Not Applicable)
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
The Orlando Museum of Art reserves the right to alter the positions requirements based upon business necessity.
More information about the position can also be found on our website at http://omart.org/news/news_detail/associate_curator/
All interest candidates must email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: DANA DOUGHERTY (DDOUGHERTY@OMART.ORG)
No phone calls.