Curator of Contemporary Art – List Visual Arts Center, MIT

  • Job Number: 18063
  • Functional Area: Museum
  • Department: List Visual Arts Center
  • School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ARTList Visual Arts Center (List), to serve as an integral member of the List senior management team and provide leadership and vision for its programs.  Will be in charge of the supervision and coordination of all aspects of the curatorial department including exhibition, acquisition, commission, research, publication, conservation, fund-raising, education, and outreach; assist the director in establishing policy related to long-range goals and strategic advancement; serve as the spokesperson for the List as delegated by the director, including communication with various groups including the Boston art community and international constituents; and assist in providing financial management for the programs of the List, including generating significant funding from outside agencies.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: seven years’ curatorial experience; an M.A. in art history; five years’ experience in museum administration or with a curatorial management team; extensive knowledge of international contemporary art, art history, and theory; comfort working in a research environment and making connections with faculty; excellent public speaking, writing, editing, leadership, and management skills; ability to create and manage project budgets, work with artists in a residency situation, assist in the creation of new works, actively and effectively engage in fund-raising and cultivation activities, and work effectively as part of a team.  Seek someone with an entrepreneurial and strategic programmatic vision for reaching ambitious growth goals while creatively solving problems.  Seek a well-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter who can demonstrate tact and discretion, innovation, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.  Master’s degree in modern/contemporary art history preferred.  Job #18063-10


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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