Lehmann Maupin Gallery (LMG) seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking individual with a profound knowledge of 21st-century global art history and current artistic trends, to join the team as its new Curatorial Director (CD). Reporting to the gallery co-founders, Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, the CD will be an integral part of the senior leadership team responsible for advancing the Gallery’s strategic priorities for the artists the gallery represents. This is a unique opportunity for a bold, entrepreneurial leader to create and implement a tactical vision that impacts the career of LMG’s artists at every level and reinforces LMG as the leader in the field of contemporary art.
An effective advocate and champion of contemporary art, the ideal candidate will be eager to develop proficiency around the gallery’s artistic program, mission, and philosophy with the goal of leveraging their relationships within the museum and curatorial communities. From these relationships, the new CD will work to secure focused projects and opportunities that lead to enhanced visibility and recognition, successful museum acquisitions, exhibition inclusion, and scholarly projects for artists in LMG’s program. In line with LMG’s culture as an artistic incubator, the ideal candidate will encourage thought partnership and experimentation, challenging others to push creative bounds while adhering to strategic priorities.
The CD will be a charismatic team player and thought partner who possesses strong and persuasive communication and negotiation skills, gravitas, interpersonal savvy, and an outgoing demeanor. They will possess the skills and temperament to foster inter and cross-departmental synergy with their gallery colleagues and have a critical understanding and respect for the role each plays in achieving LMG’s overall goals. Furthermore, they will lead by example on issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. They will align the LMG’s strategic priorities as well as its people, processes, and policies with the gallery’s organizational values and aspirations to create a culture where anti-racism and cross-culturalism permeate every aspect of the LMG’s work.