Director of Curatorial Affairs

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-04-30
  • Organization: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
  • Organization Type: Museum/Gallery/Exhibition Space
  • Career Type: Arts, Culture Non-Profit Administrator
  • Grant / Salary: up to $99,600
  • Location: Auburn, AL
  • Primary Discipline: Visual Arts
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

The Director, Curatorial Affairs leads the curatorial unit of the university’s art museum, ensuring exceptional and innovative stewardship of its 3000+ collection, exhibitions and other collection-focused initiatives in collaboration with colleagues, all to expand art’s impact and grow and enrich the relationship of the museum with its communities, the region and the state.

Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, they are part of a museum staff team responsible for executing the Museum’s vision of a highly creative, outward-facing, visitor-centered institution that welcomes everyone to explore, experience and engage with the visual arts in service to the university, the region and the nation. A key member of the museum’s senior leadership, the position collaborates on the execution of administrative and budgetary matters, the establishment of policies and procedures, and long-range planning for exhibitions and engagement. Further, the Director is responsible for the safe-keeping and accessibility of the collection, as well as for new acquisitions and exhibitions that increase social interactivity and creative participation; that are relevant, engaging, authentic, accessible, diverse and inclusive; that are mission-based; and that offer experiences on-campus, online and offsite.