Curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

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Curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


Essential Job Functions:

1. Works with Chief Curator and Curatorial Department to coordinate the planning, design and installation of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection to ensure they are effectively displayed and interpreted in Museum’s galleries.
2. Collaborates with Curatorial Department for registration, art accessioning, de-accessioning, exhibition contracts, exhibition schedules, loans, and artwork conservation.
3. Works closely with Curatorial Department to ensure the safety and careful handling of all works of art.
4. Supervises the Education Department staff and provides leadership in the development of educational programs. Supervises Head Preparator position.
5. Designs, organizes, or conducts tours, workshops, and instructional or educational sessions.
6. Directs research on the collection or on related topics and provides scholars and colleagues access to information pertaining to the museum’s collection.
7. Develops and maintains collection and curatorial procedures to ensure that legal, ethical and professional standards are met for exhibitions and collections.
8. Oversees all rights and reproductions functions pertaining to the collection according to pre-established policies.
9. Writes and reviews journal articles, institutional reports, and publicity materials.
10. Plans and oversees the agenda for the Collection Committee.
11. Participates in the development and implementation of strategic plans, long-range budgets, and other initiatives.
12. Attends meetings and public outreach events to support Museum’s community alliances and fundraising.
13. Collaborates with museum curators, academic scholars, curatorial colleagues, educators, artists, designers, conservators and other museum professionals.
14. Performs other duties as assigned or directed.


Required Skills and Abilities: 

1. Knowledge of art museum collections management and registration practices and software.
2. Knowledge of classification, and cataloging systems and accessioning and de-accessioning practices.
3. Knowledge of museum environmental and security standards.
4. Knowledge of copyright law and current art museum rights and reproduction practices.
5. Knowledge of museum standards and techniques for shipping art.
6. Knowledge of principles of art conservation.

1. Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
2. Excellent public speaking skills.
3. Computer skills.

1. Must have a commitment to public education through art.
2. Ability to build and manage strong relationships internally and externally.
3. Ability to multi-task effectively.

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision – Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Speech Recognition – Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
3. Speech Clarity – Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
4. T ravel – Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.


Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art History or related field.

Required Experience: Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in exhibitions, curatorial or museum registration.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in art history or related field plus three (3) years experience in exhibitions, curatorial or museum registration.
2. Previous experience in one or more of the following collection’s concentration: COBRA, Early American Modernism, Latin American Modern Art, Contemporary Art with focus on women and artists of color.


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