Curator

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Mission

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough’s dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

Since its inception in 1971, the Bronx Museum of the Arts has prioritized serving the underserved communities in which it was founded. Always free and open to the public—so there are no barriers to access—The Bronx Museums’ programming expresses its tremendous cultural and community wealth, striving to be an open, inclusive, and equitable place where all feel welcome.

General Summary

The Bronx Museum of the Arts seeks a Curator to join a team working towards social justice and reimagining the museum in service to its communities. The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) is at an exciting moment: under the leadership of a new Executive Director, it approaches its 50th anniversary and a pending capital project that will refresh its Southern lobby and its public connection, while adding programmatic space.

Responsibilities

The Curator provides oversight of all curatorial activities, including all Bronx Museum exhibitions (onsite and offsite), curatorial-related programs, curatorial printed matter, and the Museum’s permanent collection. S/he serves as the in-house curatorial expert and spokesperson for the BxMA, with an appetite for interfacing with a broad and interested public, including a range of artists, community members, colleagues, students, funders, and Board Members. S/he is responsible for overseeing research, project development, interpretation, budgeting, implementation, tracking, documentation, dissemination, conclusion, and reporting.

The Curator reports regularly on progress to the Executive Office, recommends action, and implements approved activities. The Curator is responsible for monitoring and tracking expenditures, keeping within approved budgets, and providing materials as requested for the Development Department and for Public Relations. The Curator is engaged with seeking support for approved projects and for the institution’s Gala benefit/s, as well as other smaller cultivation events throughout the year. The Curator oversees departmental workers and insures the productive interaction of Curatorial with all staff, especially the Education Department.

The Curator supervises and annually reviews the Curatorial staff, supervises approved contract workers, and is eager to seek out and nurture interns and fellows to both provide opportunities for training and also to enhance the BxMAs abilities.

Requirements

Master’s Degree in Art History, PhD preferred

Minimum 5 years of professional curatorial or museum experience, overseeing staff and working with a Permanent Collection preferred

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

Fluency in various computer and digital imaging systems (TMS a plus)

Ability to manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines

Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule

Ability and appetite to work well and/or supervise various constituencies

Spanish/English bilingual skills a plus

How to Apply

Please email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to: humanresources@bronxmuseum.org and include “Curator” in the subject line.

First round of application reviews will begin Monday, July 29, 2019. Post will remain open until filled.

Selected applications will be contacted. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we will not be able to respond to phone calls or emails.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted on July 5