Open Position: Assistant Curator of Education at The Chazen Museum of Art

The Chazen Museum of Art is seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter for a new position – Assistant Curator of Education! The Chazen is located on the beautiful campus of UW-Madison and boasts the second largest collection of art in the State of Wisconsin.

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Open Position: Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

We are in the final stages of this international search, this is a “last call” for a Curator for our university gallery.  Feel free to write to me if you have specific questions about the role that aren’t covered below. – Maya Allison, Chief Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi
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The University Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a non-collecting academic museum. Its exhibition program prioritizes curatorial, scholarly, and artistic experimentation, supporting publications and projects of local relevance and international significance. The program connects research and knowledge production, the region and NYUAD’s academic community.

The NYUAD Art Gallery seeks a curator to play a lead role in realizing its mission. The Curator conducts research and develops museum exhibitions that contribute to art historical interpretation and knowledge production. The Curator will also play a key role in generating outreach strategies, connecting into the university curriculum and out to the greater public, activating the exhibition content through programming, such as symposia, residencies, tours, and workshops. The Curator reports to the Chief Curator and Executive Director of the NYUAD Art Galleries.

Key responsibilities:

Curate a major exhibition every other year, collaborate with with the Chief Curator and faculty and external guest curators on exhibition development, conduct research, and develop relationships for future exhibitions, write, publish, and present in public forums related to above areas of research.

As a senior member of the gallery team, the Curator is responsible for representing the gallery mission to various communities and in the public eye. The Curator will be responsible for helping draw out the content of exhibitions through programming around all exhibitions, whether guest-curated or generated in-house. This should include creative strategies for engaging different audiences, such as: artist and curator meetings/content development with faculty, student engagement, developing symposia, conferences, residencies, connecting to schools and community groups (in collaboration with the education department), developing series of public talks and events for different regional publics, including adult, family, Arabic-language, scholarly, and other.

The Curator will represent the NYUAD Gallery in the communities it serves (attend regional and international events and Campus internal events) to develop relationships that enable synergies and growth among our varied constituents.

Campus Art Collection: Research and develop curatorial texts for NYUAD’s budding campus-wide collection, advise, together with the Chief Curator, on acquisition strategies, oversee site-specific commissions to come.

Essential requirements:

  • An advanced degree in Art History or related field
  • Six years of relevant experience (or combination of graduate education and experience)
  • At least one major exhibition curated, critically reviewed
  • Sophisticated understanding of art, art history, art collections
  • Demonstrated understanding of museum standards of production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks; creative and highly detail-oriented; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies, including internal and external to NYU and NYUAD

Desirable background:

  • Knowledge of the MENASA region or related topics
  • International Modern or Contemporary specialization
  • Fluent written and spoken Arabic, or other language from the Middle East, North Africa, or South Asia

About the Art Gallery at NYUAD

The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents curated exhibitions of art and culture across historical and contemporary topics, with a special emphasis on subjects of both regional concern and international significance. Its curatorial platform supports scholarly and experimental installations, artists’ projects, guest curators, and landmark exhibitions. Details of the exhibition program can be found here.


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

Please include a CV, cover letter, exhibition history, and writing sample in an application through this link: Apply for this position

Open Position: Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University Art Galleries Department

Communications Specialist II, Texas A&M University Art Galleries Department

The University Art Galleries Department (UART) supports the educational mission of Texas A&M University by providing impactful visual arts experiences to diverse campus and regional community audiences. UART serves as steward of its collections, promoting arts advocacy and engagement across the university. UART operates two art museums located in the TAMU Memorial Student Center: the J. Wayne Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries.

About the Position:

The Communications Specialist provides direct assistance to the Forsyth and Stark Galleries in areas of public relations and public communications. Designs, edits and assists in the production of informational and promotional materials, presentations and special events. Writes, edits, and manages web content and social media.


For a full position description and to apply, please visit the TAMU Jobs website: and search for posting number R-008827. Résumés or applications sent directly to the department cannot be accepted.

Open Position: Curatorial Associate, Princeton University Art Museum

Curatorial Associate, Princeton University Art Museum

*Two-year term position with possibility of extension

The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks applications for the position of Curatorial Associate to join the Museum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Associate for a two-year term position with possibility of extension. The Curatorial Associate will report to the Curator of Photography and will work five days per week to assist with a range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of its rich holdings of photography, as well as to support activities related to post-1945 art and of related loaned works of art. The Curatorial Associate will assist with planning installations, exhibitions, publications, and public programs, as well as other ongoing collections activities. In particular, s/he will respond to internal and outside queries, maintain object files, and contribute new research and other information to the collections database. The Curatorial Associate will prepare materials for print and digital publication, shepherd incoming and outgoing loan requests, and support project-based research as requested.


The candidate must have strong research skills and experiences, well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills, and be willing to work independently or collaboratively as needed. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art is essential. Attention to detail is vital, as is the ability to meet scheduled deadlines. The post also requires the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information. A minimum of three years of museum experience and an M.A. in art history or a related field are required.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

About the Museum:

With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s finest.

A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

The Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, it offers a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture. The Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street, and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, visit

Apply to requisition 2018-8793:  Curatorial Associate .

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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