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Karen E. Everingham
Assistant Division Manager
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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
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From: Tracey King [mailto:tking@...]
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To: Everingham, Karen
Subject: Curator of Collections, The Rockwell Museum of Western Art | artstaffing.com
Curator of Collections
The Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Corning , New York
Our museum client, The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, seeks an experienced curator to assume overall responsibility for the acquisition, research, care and interpretation of the collections, and to organize exhibitions that will contribute to enriching the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the variety of cultures and ideas the collections represent and evoke. Founded in 1976 and located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York , the Museum houses a comprehensive collection of Western Art, containing Native American art and artifacts as well as masterworks by such artists as Remington, Russell, Bierstadt, Moran, and Catlin.
Recent works by Native American and other emerging Western artists are being collected to bring perspective and breadth to the collections.
The Curator of Collections reports to the Executive Director and hires, trains and supervises curatorial, registrarial and educational staff.
This position requires experience and knowledge of current museological practices including: cultivating collectors, accessioning and deaccesssioning, and conceptualizing exhibitions that will interest and attract the Museum's current and potential audiences.
The Curator of Collections adheres to rigorous standards of scholarship, contributes to grants and fundraising efforts, and has a commitment to the public dimension of museums in their communities.
The ideal candidate will have outstanding management and supervisory skills, and proven research, writing and communication skills. Ability to both lead and participate in project teams and committees is essential. M.A. in Art History, with in-depth knowledge of American Art and an emphasis on Western and/or Native American Art is required. A minimum of 5 years museum curatorial experience, with significant knowledge of curatorial practices, collections management, exhibition development and public programs is required.
Salary is competitive for the region with excellent benefits.
Please send cover letter, resume and salary expectations by Nov. 30, 2010 to: gthomas@....
Geri Thomas, President
Thomas & Associates, Inc.
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York , NY 10016
Or in our Chicago office, contact:
Tracey King, Senior Associate
Save the date! Illinois Museum Advocacy Day in Springfield is March 8
Mark your calendars! The Illinois Association of Museums and Museums In the Park are sponsoring the 13th Annual Museum Day in Springfield on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
More details to come in the weeks ahead. Please pass the word and encourage your colleagues to attend, as well as encourage joining the IAM listserv as the fastest and easiest way to stay informed about this important event.
Museum staff and volunteers are invited to participate in this important museum advocacy event in Springfield. The day’s activities will include an advocacy workshop in the morning at the Illinois State Museum, followed by visits to elected officials at the State House, and a concluding reception at the Executive Mansion. This is an outstanding way to continue to build your own relationship with your elected officials as well as help represent the Illinois museum community as a whole.
Hope to see you there!