Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Full time salaried position. The curator of exhibitions and collections for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is responsible for the research and development of exhibitions, interpretive programs for exhibitions, and the care of collections of fine and folk art from 19th-21st centuries. The curator researches, develops and travels exhibits in house from the permanent collection and from collections on loan, develops the long range schedule of exhibitions with the executive director, installs exhibitions, sets the agenda and attends acquisition committee meetings, provides information to the public relations and education departments, research materials for upcoming exhibitions, creates and oversees department budget, writes catalogue essays and exhibition text panels and program grants. Installation of exhibits encompasses painting walls, lighting, hanging artwork and other duties as needed. The curator is also instrumental in the design of exhibition publications such as catalogues and gallery guides. Physically demanding at intervals. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. The curator supervises the registrar.
Master’s degree in art history or a Master of Fine Arts with a strong art history background or equivalent experience preferred. A basic knowledge of museum operations, experience packing and caring for works of art, excellent writing skills, time management skills and strong public speaking skills. Candidate must be able to understand and work well within a budget. Basic computer knowledge of desktop publishing and word processing essential. A qualified candidate will work well with other staff, volunteers, committees and have a good public presence. Some travel required as well as occasional weekend and evening hours.
Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE. Partial Health Insurance coverage, excellent vacation, leave and holidays.
Please mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Lynn P. Castle, Executive Director, P.O. Box 3703, Beaumont, Texas 77704-3703. Please do not contact the Art Museum of Southeast Texas directly with emails, phone calls or in person visits.
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