Preferred Candidate Profile & Qualifications
The Curator will possess the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
MA or MFA is preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience in museum curator role or equivalent professional experience; 5 or more years of experience managing teams and building and managing budgets
Strong national and international network of artists, collectors, and professional colleagues
Exemplary relationship-building skills; able to create and nurture partnerships with colleagues, artists and collectors and other institutions and external stakeholders
Authentic and personal commitment to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity; culturally responsive to issues and changes in the world with a keen ability to navigate and cultivate conversation through exhibitions
Demonstrated success and appreciation for fundraising; ability to galvanize support and generate excitement while effectively partnering with staff and stakeholders in the process
Substantial record of achievements in exhibitions, publications and/or publications editing; exemplary experience preparing and delivering lectures, conferences, panels, and workshops to the public, professional colleagues, and other groups
Experience in museum installations
Exceptional research, and verbal and written communication skills; including social media aptitude and compelling public speaking abilities
Clear communicator with superb negotiation, project management and organizational skills
A multitasker who is nimble and open to experimentation yet able to make decisions
Must be willing to travel (art fairs, artist studio visits, etc.)
Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The hiring salary for the position is $80,000-$100,000 based on experience.
A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 100% paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance. Paid time-off for vacation, sickness, and holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. An RTD Eco pass. A free membership to the DAM at the Family level.
The Denver Art Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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