The Assistant Curator is responsible for working with the curatorial team to support the selection, research, development, planning, production and interpretation of the collections and exhibitions from conception to de-installation. The Assistant Curator serves as a subject matter expert on American Art and coordinates, plans, manages, and executes the details related to all exhibitions and related programming and publications. This position also oversees the curatorial research and writing of materials in relation to the permanent collection, catalogues, and other exhibitions. The Assistant Curator serves as a liaison between IMCA and the UCI campus and other museums.
Bachelor's degree in art history, fine arts, museum studies, or a related field. An M.A. in art history or a related field is strongly preferred.
Strong research skills to independently pursue exhibitions and publications.
Broad knowledge of art history and terminology, American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art.
Four years museum curatorial experience with strong knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures.
Knowledge of conservation needs of works of art.
Excellent writing and presentation skills, with ability to write for and connect with multiple audiences, including scholars, artists, museum colleagues, and the general public. Ability to make oral presentations with ease.
Skill in writing reports, proposals, summaries of research and curatorial projects.
Skill in organizing, conceptualizing and directing a variety of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with artists, museum and university staff, donors, colleagues, and the general public, whether in person, on the telephone, or in writing.
Ability to safeguard confidential information and perform with a high level of discretion, professionalism, and integrity.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision to develop solutions to assigned tasks. Self-directed; able to take initiative and anticipate actions as needed
Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, both one-on-one and in a team situation, and a commitment to collaboration
Familiarity with a collection management system. EmbARK experience preferred.
The ideal candidate will have experience organizing solo exhibitions, group shows and thematic projects.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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