Curator of Programs
The New Orleans Museum of Art seeks a visionary Curator of Programs. This new full-time curatorial position at NOMA will advance the museum’s role as a cultural convener within the community and a catalyst for critical discourse surrounding the arts and society. The CP will curate learning opportunities and engagement with visitors throughout the museum through meaningful programs, events, and collaborations on the local, national and international level. The CP will be a strong leader who brings energy and innovation to the museum’s programmatic endeavors, champions the museum’s mission, and supports the museum’s strategic initiative of diversity, inclusion and equity.
The successful candidate will create connections, spark ideas, and deliver on concepts. S/he will possess a thorough knowledge of arts and culture, and have a proven track record of developing museum programs. S/he will have a broad understanding of trends and best practices in museum education, as well as experience building strong and effective collaborations. The successful candidate will help set and achieve ambitious programmatic goals for museum projects, initiate new programs that advance the museum’s mission and thought leadership, attract new audiences and energize current members. The CP will work with the senior team, curatorial colleagues, and museum staff to develop new program strategies, build bridges to new creative communities, improve overall program quality, and increase audiences. The CP will be ambitious, enthusiastic, bold and inventive in his/her approach.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
Supervise staff, volunteers & interns as needed for effective program implementation
Collaborate with senior team and museum staff to develop innovative and timely programs
Develop and nurture effective partnerships with community groups, thought leaders, content experts
and arts organizations to present festivals, performances and programs
Curate & implement a wide variety of museum programs including live music, performances, lectures,
gallery talks, films, symposia, theater, etc.
Develop innovative new programs and outreach to diverse communities
Develop new program series for Sculpture Garden
Research best practices and new trends in program development; recommend strategies to implement
at NOMA; lead implementation as needed
Lead/introduce/teach programs as needed
Attend Curatorial meetings, lead program meetings, participate in other meetings as needed
Write programmatic Arts Quarterly newsletter articles
Collaborate with other departments to seizing promotional opportunities and increase audiences
Manage scheduling, logistical and A/V aspects of programs
Develop & manage budgets for programs
Develop and achieve attendance & revenue targets
Evaluate and revise programs as needed
Represent NOMA at programs and events both at NOMA and in the community
Other duties as required for coordination, implementation and supervision of programs
Master of Arts degree or equivalent in a field of cultural studies such as Art History, Museum Studies, Fine Arts, or similar.
Experience supervising and motivating a team
Significant programmatic and curatorial experience at a major museum or similar institution
Normal office environment.
Full-time; evenings, weekends and special events as required.
Occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds may be required.
Sitting for long periods of time, walking, finger dexterity, talking, hearing, and visual activity.
General mobility throughout all museum properties is required.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.