Philbrook Museum of Art seeks applications for the Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. All levels of curatorial experience are encouraged to apply, as this position may be filled as an Assistant, Associate, or full Curator. With two curators and an education staff member primarily devoted to collaborations with contemporary art and artists, twenty-first-century art is a cornerstone of the Museum’s program, which includes acquisitions, commissions, and exhibitions as well as innovative forms of engagement with artists, the institution, and the community. The Meinig Curator plays a leading role in this vital program.
The Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art is responsible for the ongoing development, study, interpretation, and presentation of Philbrook’s collection of modern and contemporary art. Other responsibilities include organizing exhibitions and programs relevant to diverse local audiences and in alignment with the Museum’s mission and strategic goals; researching, publishing, and lecturing on the collection, exhibitions, and related topics; actively engaging and building networks of local, national, and international artists, gallerists, curators, critics, and collectors; in collaboration with Development, cultivating donors and soliciting gifts of art to the collection; building meaningful relationships within the community, engaging Museum audiences strategically, and supporting artistic practices at a range of levels.