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Curator of Programs, New Orleans Museum of Art

  • 07 Feb 2017 12:13 PM
    Message # 4596104
    Allison Reid (Administrator)

    Curator of Programs


    JOB SUMMARY

    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.


    REQUIREMENTS

    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:

    • 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
    • Excellent management, writing, organizational and communication skills
    • Thorough familiarity with best practices for museum education, and program
    • development/administration
    • Broad knowledge of both art history and contemporary issues
    • Expertise in developing and implementing public programming and educational engagement in the
    • museum and its public spaces
    • Expertise in developing outreach programs to successfully engage a diverse community
    • Experience in program assessment and evaluation methods
    • Strong presentation/teaching/public speaking skills
    • Effective, sensitive and diplomatic communication skills
    • Flexible schedule to accommodate evening & weekend programs
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines and departments
    • Ability to interact with media as needed 


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • 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


    • SUPERVISORY

    • Supervise staff, volunteers & interns as needed for effective program implementation


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • 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


    • WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Normal office environment.

    • Full-time; evenings, weekends and special events as required.


    • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • 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.  


    APPLICATIONS
    To apply, visit www.noma.org and apply online, or send resume and cover letter to:
    Donna Dunn, Human Resources Manager
    New Orleans Museum of Art
    PO BOX 19123
    New Orleans LA 70179-0123
    ddunn@noma.org
    504-658-4146


    Last modified: 07 Feb 2017 12:14 PM | Allison Reid (Administrator)