PeopleSoft ID: 10502
Formal review of applications begins: Mar 8, 2016
Department: Leepa/Rattner Museum Location: Tarpon Springs
Key Position Information:
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is a teaching museum that embraces SPC’s commitment to the arts as an essential aspect of a complete education. The museum serves as a learning laboratory for students across all disciplines from fine arts and humanities to the sciences. It is also a regional cultural destination attracting visitors to its changing exhibitions and works of art from a 6,000-object collection. LRMA was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2013.
The successful candidate wil have at minimum a Masters Degree in art history and a minimum of three (3) years museum experience, including supervisory experience in curatorial management and administration, exhibition research, design, public presentation, budgeting and management. Additional knowledge preferred: mid-20th century art; 20th century American and European art; 21st century Florida art. Experience in a college or university museum with a permanent collection, teaching experience, and a record of scholarly accomplishments is desirable.
The Curator is responsible for organizing and presenting 4-6 primary, changing exhibitions per year, plus 4-6 smaller exhibitions; planning and coordinating annual re-installation of the permanent exhibition galleries; overseeing key staff and trained volunteers; working closely with the museum’s Education Dept. for development of curatorial-related education programs; working with museum management in support of donor and visitor development; working with the museum’s Collections Committee and Collections Manager.
Typical Essential Duties
Oversees and supervises the curatorial staff including the Preparator and trained volunteers;
Organizes and/or coordinates the presentation of 4-6 changing exhibitions per year, plus 4-6 smaller exhibitions for the Focus, Lobby and Rattner: Contemporaries galleries;
Coordinates the development of traveling exhibitions.
Organizes and coordinates an annual re-installation of the permanent exhibition galleries;
Directs, conducts and/or manages art historical research activities of the Museum including publications and development of LRMA Archives, Library and Slide/digital Library;
Plans and oversees management of the registration/cataloguing, conservation and care of the permanent collection;
Serves as the Board of Directors liaison for the Collections Committee;
Assists and coordinates with the Educational Department for planning and development of curatorial related education programs.
This is the third of four levels in the Museum series. Incumbents plan and coordinate the care, storage and display of permanent and changing exhibitions. Responsibilities may include developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the collection and exhibition of artworks; plans, organizes and monitors the presentation of changing/traveling and permanent exhibitions; directs and participates in art historical research; coordinates the registration, cataloguing, conservation and care of art collections; and supervises lower level museum and administrative support staff.
Master’s degree in Art, Art History and/or Museum Studies.
Three (3) years experience in a museum, including supervisory experience in curatorial management and administration. Experience in a college or university museum with a permanent collection, teaching experience and/or a record of scholarly accomplishments is desirable.
* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.
Goals, policies and legal aspects of collections management particularly as associated with college affiliated art museums.
Museum collections management;
Museum exhibit development;
Educational principles and practices;
Basic marketing principles and practices;
Customer service principles;
Research practices and methods;
Public relations principles;
Computers and related software applications.
Ability to perform art historical research and publication.
Monitoring and evaluating employees;
Delegating and prioritizing work;
Developing museum collections;
Developing and presenting educational materials;
Creating marketing materials;
Preparing records and reports;
Providing customer service;
Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures;
Using a computer and related software applications;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Incumbent may be subject to dusts, odors, and chemicals.