The Bryan Museum is a young, dynamic museum of Western History and Art with a focus on Texas and its essential role in the story of the West. The Museum’s outstanding collection of art, artifacts and manuscripts spans 12,000 years and is the result of over 40 years of collecting by founder J.P. Bryan and his family. The Bryan Museum opened in June 2015 in Galveston, Texas, in what was formerly the Galveston Orphans Home, built in 1895. The Museum seeks a creative, energetic Curator to develop engaging exhibitions, as well as build, manage, maintain and conserve the collection. The Curator will play a key role in presenting the collection to the public and will work collaboratively with education staff to find new ways to make history meaningful and exciting for audiences of all ages. He or she will actively represent the Museum among professional colleagues and the public and will assist in the training of volunteers and docents.
Summary of Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership and direction in all areas relating to the collections; areas of oversight include exhibition, collections management, and conservation.
• Exhibition: research and organize permanent and temporary exhibitions from concept to install. Arrange and oversee all loans.
• Collections management: oversee the strategic expansion of the collections. Manage the collections database. Conduct regular inventory of the collections and maintain insurance schedules. Design and implement industry standards for storage, accession/deaccession, and display.
• Perform basic conservation, employing specialized contractors as needed. Advise the facilities manager in issues relating to temperature and humidity, pest management, and the historic fabric of the structure.
• Help to develop relationships to enhance TBM’s position locally and nationally.
• Assist TBM’s mission fulfillment through developing and conducting programing and activities that engage with the public.
• Carry out other duties as requested by Executive Director or Board Chairperson.
Required Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Must have strong research skills (ability to perform scholarly research and provenance
• Experience managing others, projects, and budgets.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge of and proven record in grant writing
• Five (5) years museum experience
• Master’s degree preferred.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and includes benefits. The
Bryan Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Special Instructions to Apply:
Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume, list of four references and salary history.
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