PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
MoCC is looking for an associate curator to help us create and deliver outstanding exhibitions and programs.
Please send a single PDF document to email@example.com that includes:
1. A cover letter that describes the unique skills you bring to curatorial practice, your long-term professional goals, and your availability (2 pages maximum).
2. A resume with three professional references.
3. A complete application can be downloaded here. This is required to be considered for this position.
4. 2-3 writing samples; these can be any combination of types of writing, including wall labels, essays, blog entries, grant applications, poetry, prose, etc.
Applications will be accepted through midnight on July 1, 2012. Interviews will be scheduled in July, and a decision made in August. We hope to have a candidate ready to begin in September.
Download the job description to get more details.
Hours: FTE, Exempt; Some evenings and weekends required
Salary: $34,000-40,000. Full benefits
The Associate Curator position offers an energetic and creative curator the opportunity to originate and implement exhibitions and programs that help the Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art rethink craft, design, curation as a practice, and the Museum of the 21st Century.
The individual best-suited for this position is organized and flexible, relishes a fast-paced and fluid environment, works well as a collaborator, leader and supporter of broader institutional initiatives, and is dedicated to the museum as a unique educational environment that connects PNCA with the community. A master’s degree in art, art history, design, or museum studies is preferred; 2-3 years of work in a museum environment is required. Must have a strong interest in the history of craft and/or design.
MoCC is a small, nimble museum in which staff each wear multiple hats. The candidate must have a strong research background, excellent writing skills, be comfortable with public speaking, and be able to think outside the box. The associate curator must also have experience installing and handling artwork, and provide administrative support by being fully versed in the Microsoft Office suite (high familiarity with excel is a must). Publishing and public program development is a plus.
This position involves individual as well as collaborative work with teams both within the Museum and College and outside individuals, groups, institutions, and special interest communities. The associate curator works directly with the Director and Chief Curator, Curator of Collections and Registrar, contract preparators, interns, volunteers and other Museum staff. Campus connections with PNCA include working with the Communications and Advancement teams to support promotional and fundraising needs for the Museum; implementation of curricular initiatives with faculty; and serving as a mentor and role model for students.
This position will be directly responsible for curating two exhibitions each year. This includes original research, exhibition design, program development, and writing labels, essays and publications as needed – and/or implementation of exhibitions originating at peer institutions, with guest curators and/or artists. As part of the curatorial team, you will also provide support when needed on projects led by other curatorial team members.
All museum staff will be expected to work on audience cultivation, support promotional and fundraising efforts, curricular projects, and maintain a positive work environment in which hard work is balanced with quality of life. The ideal candidate is seeking an appointment in which there is opportunity to grow as a museum professional, develop a range of skills, and shape a future for a Museum connected to one of the fastest growing independent art colleges in the nation.
The Museum is currently accepting internship applicants for Summer 2012.
For questions regarding internships contact Claire Patoine, 971.255.5524, intern@MuseumofContemporaryCraft.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Craft welcomes the support of volunteers who want to give back to the community by sharing their time and energy.