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IMAGINE MUSEUM

Job Description

Job Title:
Curator of Glass
Department: Curatorial
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full Time

Imagine Museum’s mission is to elevate contemporary American studio glass through research, education and exhibitions. This new museum has acquired over 550 pieces of American studio glass representing 100 nationally and internationally recognized artists who have significantly contributed to this sculptural medium from the 1960’s forward. The purpose of the museum and the collection is to inspire and uplift viewers of all ages and contribute momentum to the future of studio glass worldwide.

Imagine Museum, located in St. Petersburg, Florida will be opening in late Fall, 2017. We are seeking a Curator of Glass to receive the collection and participate in its installation prior to opening.

POSITION SUMMARY


Provides curatorial leadership and vision for the Imagine Museum’s contemporary American studio glass collection. Responsible for the acquisition proposals, permanent and rotating exhibitions, scholarship and research of the Museum’s glass collection.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES


Recommends acquisitions of glass and glass related material.



Develops and implements special exhibitions of glass.



Consults with private collectors for loans or gifts to the Museum.



Catalogues the collection of glass.



Assists in periodic surveys or inventories of the collection.



Responds to all inquiries about glass.



Pursues original research in the field, writing catalogs, articles and other materials for Museum publications. Collaborates cross-departmentally as needed.



Makes recommendations regarding loans to and from the Museum and works with the Registrar to ensure the appropriateness, safety, and condition of all loans.



Presents gallery talks, docent lectures, and public lectures on relevant exhibitions and aspects of the permanent collection and field inquiries from the public.



Cultivates collectors for possible donations of art objects.



Works closely with Education and Programs staff to develop meaningful opportunities for visitor engagement with works of art.



Fundraises for acquisitions and exhibitions; works with the Development Office to develop fundraising support for programs and activities and assist with fundraising as appropriate.



Participates in the professional and intellectual discourse related to the Museum’s art collection as well as the museum profession; provides services to the discipline through participation as an active member of professional organizations.



Is conversant with the art market, maintains contact with dealers, galleries, collectors, fellow professionals, and other constituencies as appropriate as a basis for collection growth and exhibition development.



REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES


Master’s degree in art history or related field is required. Ph.D. in art history or related field preferred.


At least 5 years of curatorial and collections experience; 3 years working in a museum setting.


Specialized knowledge of glass including direct curatorial experience.


Strong analytical skills.


Must communicate effectively with other Museum staff and the public, in small and large groups, in writing and in speech. Ability to speak publicly and represent the Museum in a professional manner.


Visitor Engagement – deep interest in and experience with customer service and visitor engagement; actively seeks information to understand and anticipate visitor expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationships; considers how actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems.


Innovation - An unrestrained approach to problem-solving that generates new solutions and applies existing knowledge/practices in new ways; should constantly be seeking ways to improve the Museums processes and offerings.


Initiative- The vision and ability to make substantial changes at the Museum; takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.


Adaptability - Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and occasional overnight travel; maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.


To be considered: Send a cover letter and resume describing background and experience to: admin@imaginemuseum.com

• Location: Tampa

• Post ID: 38616128 tampa
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