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Chief Curator - Frost Art Museum

$80,000 - $87,000 yearly
  • Florida International University
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Feb 27, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Apply Instructions:

Please apply directly to our website by going to https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/ , select "Prospective Employees" and reference job opening ID # 531596 under "Search Jobs".

Job Summary

Provides leadership, vision, and direction for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University through its exhibitions, interpretive materials, and collections. Develops long term, mission-oriented relationships with FIU faculty, artists, higher education institutions, the museum's Advisory Council, community members and organizations, museum colleagues, and collectors. Serves as a vocal and visible leader and public spokesperson and ambassador for the institution and its program.

  • Envision, develop, and implement an exhibition strategy that contributes to the Frost's reputation as a leader in the museum field and an asset to the region, state, and nation.
  • Employ the highest standards for research and knowledge of art and best museum practice to develop and implement exhibitions that are timely, relevant, and encourage dialogues.
  • Oversee all aspects of exhibition planning and implementation, including organization of in-house exhibitions, work with guest curators, implement exhibition contracts, scheduling artwork shipping, and planning installation/de-installation calendar for all galleries. Works with communities that speak English and Spanish.
  • Preserve, interpret, and promote the advancement and understanding of the Frost's collection through creative interpretation, exhibitions, and publications.
  • Create collecting plan to guide acquisitions for growth of permanent collection.
  • Make recommendations for the permanent collection, including accession/deaccession decisions. Serve as liaison to Advisory Council for Art Committee.
  • Oversee and mentor department staff, make staffing and hiring decisions for department as needed.
  • Develop and adhere to annual curatorial department budget, demonstrate sound fiscal responsibility.
  • Provide vision and guidance on public programs, working with department of education to ensure relevance of exhibitions to FIU courses.
  • Provide tours and presentations for faculty, students, and high dollar donors on an as-needed basis.
  • Work closely with the Director and Director of Development to identify, cultivate and steward current and future museum patrons and donors.
  • Helps identify and write grants to support exhibitions, collections research, and other areas related to museum growth.
  • Ensure the institution is adhering to American Alliance of Museums(AAM) standards for exhibitions, collections, and curatorial programming. Help with museum reaccreditation process.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, FIU faculty, artists, donors, collectors, and professional colleagues.
  • Participate as a key member of the institution's leadership team, works collaboratively across departments to implement the museum's mission.
  • Build upon relationships with artists, gallerists, and museum professionals locally, nationally and internationally to raise the profile of the museum, and mentor curatorial staff and students to do the same.

Job Category

  • Administrative

Advertised Salary

  • $80,000-$87,000

 

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Condition(s)

  • Required to spend 50% or more of time operating a computer

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

 

Other Information

  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the University

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and seven (7) years' experience in related field or a Master's degree and five (5) years' experience in related field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years museum curatorial experience with an established track record of exhibitions, professional publications, and active involvement in affiliate groups (AAMC, AAMG).
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Specialist in modern and/or contemporary art.
  • Track record of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Occupations

Other