At an exciting moment for our Contemporary Art program, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a creative, energetic, and accomplished individual for the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Art. Reporting to the Department Chair, the ideal candidate will have the curiosity and vision to: grow and care for the contemporary craft, decorative art and design collection; develop engaging exhibitions; and, deepen relations with its donors.
S/he must be deeply committed to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public while developing exhibitions and programs that embrace the encyclopedic and global nature of the Museum and the consequent diversity of our holdings. S/he will champion the Museum’s core values, namely that the experience of our visitor is paramount to our mission, strategies and achievements.
S/he will have primary responsibility for managing installations, exhibitions, conducting research, and handling acquisition matters related to the field. S/he will work closely with current donors and cultivate new ones. S/he will be highly aware of the current discourse in the field and have a proven capacity to generate further scholarship.
S/he will have the ability to organize ambitious and innovative exhibitions and publications, and to integrate contemporary craft, decorative art and design into our installations. An interdisciplinary and highly collaborative approach to conceptualizing and carrying out projects will be essential to develop an overall vision for contemporary craft, decorative art and design at the Museum with the potential to attract and engage diverse audiences.