Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator for Folk Art - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 155049
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Oct 27 2022 Job Description:
The Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator for Folk Art will complete the third and final year of a grant-funded Folk Art Documentation Project that will document and digitize the Kentucky Museum Folk Art Collection. The Term Assistant Curator will use museum collection management software to edit existing and/or create new catalog records; they will supervise the work of a part-time assistant, possibly a WKU graduate student, who is hired to assist with documentation and digitization efforts; they will evaluate the Folk Art Collection for its compliance with the Museum's Collection Plan; they will make recommendations for possible acquisitions and/or areas to emphasize; and they will support exhibition development, including assisting in the planning of folk-art related exhibits.
Master's Degree or higher in Museum Studies, Folklore, Art History or related field.
Demonstrated interest and/or experience in American Folk Art.
Experience with museum artifact collections.
Excellent artifact research skills.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and planning skills including the ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Basic photography skills.
Technical proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office suite.
Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 20 pounds.
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