Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art

Position ID:Duke-Nasher Museum of Art-CURATOR2 [#17451, 1446]
Position Title: Curator
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Art / Visual Arts
Appl Deadline:2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2020/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Occupational Summary The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art works closely with the Director and Chief Curator to conceptualize and implement curatorial programming of contemporary art. Reporting to the Chief Curator and working with members of the curatorial team, this candidate participates in the oversight of exhibition and collections programs, the organization of original exhibitions with accompanying publications, and the recommendation of acquisitions. The candidate may assist in the supervision of the curatorial department staff and student interns, as well as members of the collection management team. Additionally, this position helps to oversee care of the collection in field of expertise while also working closely with various departments within the institution including Marketing and Engagement, Development and Education. Other responsibilities include assisting with donor stewardship, representing the museum at professional meetings inside and outside Duke, and executing other administrative duties as assigned by Director and Chief Curator. Administration • Work with Director and curatorial team in shaping curatorial direction and other museum policy • Train and supervise curatorial staff; conduct annual performance reviews (dependent upon experience) • Assist with the creation of annual curatorial budgets • Represent curatorial interests and participate on internal and external Boards • Work with Exhibition Manager and Registrar to assist with legal contracts for exhibition venues, guest curators, artist commissions and residencies • Participate in programming and staff meetings; serve on search committees for Nasher staff • Help generate and participate in public programs and other events, as needed • Work with Education, Development, and Engagement staff to produce materials to promote, publicize, and interpret exhibitions and public programs.

Curatorial • Create and organize exhibitions, conduct research • Produce catalogues, brochures for exhibitions or collection • Negotiate loans for exhibitions and requests for loans from collection • Research, write, edit wall texts and labels or supervise production in collaboration with curatorial and education staff • Act as coordinating curator for guest-curated or other temporary exhibitions and/or supervise coordinating curator • Assist in planning exhibition design, installation, programming, and marketing strategy • Work with education and curatorial departments to help train gallery guides • Assist in identifying and securing exhibition venues for traveling exhibitions • With other members of the curatorial department, oversee installation of permanent collection galleries • With Director and curatorial team, develop strategy for building the collection and recommend acquisitions, write justifications (with curatorial team) and present to Collections Committee of Board of Advisors • Oversee proposed artist commissions • Assist with solicitation of funds for acquisitions in conjunction with Director, Chief Curator and Development Director • Conduct public lectures on exhibitions and collection; build outreach to local, regional and national and international communities for audience development • Oversee or supervise coordination of artist residencies, including facilitating visits between the artist and Duke classes across disciplines, in consultation with academic initiatives and curatorial staff • Build and maintain relationships with artists, dealers, curators, directors, critics and writers • Work with registrars and curators to consider works in permanent collection needing conservation. Manage and oversee conservation projects from start to finish. Donor Development/ Fundraising • Develop and maintain relationships with collectors, donors, private funders and foundations • Communicate directly with national Board of Advisors regarding collection, exhibitions, publications, programs • Represent the museum at national and international art fairs, biennials, exhibition openings and other contemporary art world events • Visit private collections, create development reports • Assist Development Director and direct staff in writing grants for curatorial projects • Participate in donor and Duke Alumni events, as well as museum membership activities and events • Attend Friends Board meetings as needed University Engagement • Guest lecture in University classes • Lecture, and/or participate in Concentration in Museum Theory and Practice courses • Oversee student interns with curatorial department • Assist interns pursuing jobs in outside museums and galleries and advise students interested in museum careers • Participate in Faculty Advisory Committee meetings as needed • Attend important University events and internal Duke meetings as needed

Experience Required: Work requires a Master’s degree in art history or related field and five to ten years museum or art world experience. The candidate should be familiar with museum practices and the coordination of exhibitions. The position requires a strong orientation toward collaborative work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and the ability to work both autonomously and collectively as needed. Superb writing and communication skills, ability to work effectively with artists, university community, donors, and various museum constituents. Commitment to developing projects that engage the collection and museum’s mission, as well as to fostering a workplace culture of collaboration, diversity, and inclusion required. Foreign language helpful.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Duke University
Attn: Carolyn Watson
P O Box 90732
Durham, NC 27708

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