March 4, 2014 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Seeking Associate Curator
March 4, 2014

Seeking Associate Curator

The Whitney Museum at Gansevoort, New York, 2007–in progress. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects. In collaboration with Cooper Robertson & Partners (New York).

Seeking Associate Curator

Whitney Museum of 
American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

A newly created position is available for an associate curator with particular expertise in the field of contemporary art. This curator will join the Whitney during a crucial moment in the Museum’s history, as it prepares for the inauguration of its new Renzo Piano-designed building and the accompanying expansion of its program. Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs, the incumbent will contribute to the advancement of the Museum’s exhibition schedule, focusing primarily on art of the past 20 years.  Among other responsibilities, he/she will propose large- and small-scale exhibitions and manage all phases of these projects; write scholarly publications and texts; assist with the development and growth of the collection, including acquisitions across media; participate in fundraising and cultivation efforts; consult on press and marketing initiatives; and represent the Museum by delivering lectures, participating in symposia, and in other ways that further the mission of the institution.   

Job requirements include: M.A. in art history preferred; strong knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art, with expertise in international art of the past 20 years; at least five years of experience curating exhibitions, demonstrating aptitude as well as administrative and managerial skills; scholarship in the field of modern and contemporary art; a track record of programming and publications.

For more information, please visit our website. If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art 
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
hr [​at​]

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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