1. Manages the care, preservation, and expansion of the collection. Decides on the organization and housing of the collection, selects objects for permanent exhibitions, and determines conservation priorities. 2. Create an exhibition plan that exhibits objects in relationships that display cultural context and art historical importance. Initiates special exhibits. Manages the organization, financing, execution, installation and publication of exhibits. 3. Recommends acquisitions for the collection which includes judging authenticity, condition, significance, market value, and importance for teaching. 4. Supervises the efficient physical storage systems for the collection. 5. Initiates the scholarly cataloging of objects in the collection. 6. Recommends which object can be loaned; approve loan requests from other museums. 7. Directs research on objects in the collection 8. Writes books on the collection and catalogues for exhibitions. 9. Plans and teaches courses in the appropriate discipline 10. Fundraises and drafts grant proposals for the collection. 11. Prepares gallery talks, classes and public lectures. Represents Yale to the outside community to promote the collection and solicit gifts. 12. Supervises the efficient physical storage systems for the collection 13. Formulates and establishes policy related to the collection. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: PhD in Art History preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: PhD in Art History preferred.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability and interest to work collaboratively with internal and external curators, conservators, artists, and educators. Demonstrated ability to conduct original research, to write clearly, and to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.
Posting Position Title: Curator 4
Required Skill/ability 3: Proven record of curatorial and scholarly achievement, including the development of exhibitions, publications, and acquisitions.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
Required Skill/ability 1: In-depth knowledge and evidence of scholarship in the history of British art. General knowledge of the history of art and museum practices.
Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent writing skills; ability to write in an accessible language for a variety of audiences. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability as an effective collaborator both within the department, across the Center, in the larger university community and in the wider field of art museums.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated independence and willingness and ability to be self-directed. Ability to take initiative, anticipate actions needed, and to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Master's Degree in Art History and five years of curatorial experience or an equivalent education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.