Planting Fields Foundation is seeking an experienced museum professional to join a growing team to lead all collections and curatorial initiatives for the organization. The Director of Collections and Curatorial Initiatives will have a sophisticated understanding and passion for art, architecture and art history, the materials, techniques, and condition of objects, along with a robust record of exhibitions and publications; will have a deep understanding of collections management and historic preservation principles; will be adept at working with peers to bring the best out of them; and has an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while working in a fast paced environment. The DCCI will work as a strategic thought partner to the Executive Director and as the lead administrator for collections and curatorial affairs. The DCCI is part of the senior management team and is responsible for fostering a collaborative culture within those initiatives and across the museum. This position will shape and implement the organization’s collections and curatorial objectives and priorities; champion a vibrant and innovative approach to art, preservation and scholarship and is committed to exploring the evolving relationship between historic sites and their audiences.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ideal candidate to join a growing organization embarking on a next phase of institutional growth. With a strategic planning process underway, opportunities are in abundance to optimize the site’s tangible and intangible heritage and to create a long-range vision to achieve that goal. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and resourceful in overseeing all collections and curatorial projects from the ground up. This position reports to the Executive Director.
This is a full-time position based in Oyster Bay, New York. Employees are eligible to participate in a generous benefits program. Salary range is $60,000-$80,000.