April 15, 2016 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Seeking Senior Curator, Permanent Collection
April 15, 2016

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo: Ed Lederman, 2015.

Seeking Senior Curator, Permanent Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York 10014
United States

www.whitney.org

Seeking Senior Curator, Permanent Collection

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York 10014
United States

www.whitney.org

Reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, this key curatorial position reflects the expanded role of the collection in the overall artistic direction of the Whitney Museum. A successful candidate should demonstrate a record of leadership and vision in the museum field. 

The Senior Curator, Permanent Collection, will supervise the growth, display, preservation, interpretation, and scholarship of the museum’s collection of more than 22,000 objects. The Curator will be responsible for the conceptualization of and planning for collection displays and traveling exhibitions; acquisitions across media; publications; loans; deaccessioning; didactic texts; growth of the online collection; presentations and reports; administrative matters; and budget management. The Curator will play a primary role in long-term planning for the collection as it relates to the mission and larger strategic goals of the institution. 

The incumbent will work closely with other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, in particular Conservation, Education, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Publications, Advancement, and Research Resources. In addition, he/she will cultivate external relationships with artists; trustees and various patron groups; members of the press; and colleagues at other institutions. The Curator will supervise an assistant curator; a curatorial assistant; and, jointly, the Sondra Gilman Study Center Fellow.

Job requirements include: an MA in art history; PhD preferred; 10+ years of experience, including extensive scholarship in the field of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a track record of exhibitions, publications, and substantial collection responsibilities.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: hr [​at​] whitney.org and write “Senior Curator, Permanent Collection” in the subject line.

About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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