3546 Curator IV
|Department||Fine Arts Museum|
|Date Opened||9/13/2019 1:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||4/7/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$44.98 - $54.66/hour; $7,796.00 - $9,475.00/month; $93,548.00 - $113,698.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent Exempt|
Please file immediately. This posting may close at any time, but no earlier than Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5pm.
This job announcement has been reposted on September 13, 2019 to expand the applicant pool. All applicants who applied previously are asked to resubmit their applications.
This permanent exempt position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city's largest public arts institutions and are comprised of the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The staff, the Board of Trustees, the volunteers, and various support groups are continuously working together to ensure the optimal utilization, display, preservation, and enrichment of this magnificent collection. The Fine Arts Museums believe that each employee contributes directly to the Museums' growth and success, and upholds the Museums' mission to make art accessible to the large and diverse Bay Area audience.
Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
The Fine Arts Museums seek a highly motivated and qualified professional to serve as curator of the renowned Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, which is widely recognized as one of the most notable collections of prints, drawings, and artists’ books in the United States. The department’s strength derives from its diversity—with nearly 100,000 objects representing over 500 years of graphic arts from around the world, the Achenbach’s broad range of works on paper reflects the aesthetics, politics, and social and cultural mores of a wide variety of eras and geographical locations. The successful candidate, under the general direction of the Achenbach curator in charge, will plan and direct certain assigned activities of the department.
Typical duties and responsibilities include:
1. Plans and supervises certain assigned installations of the Museums’ prints and drawings collection; identifies, classifies and documents works of art.
2. Conducts research on objects in the collections; makes recommendations for acquisitions and deaccessioning; recommends on the loan of the Museums’ objects requested by other institutions.
3. Plans and organizes exhibitions; makes cost estimates; corresponds with lenders; coordinates the design and installation of exhibitions with staff; assembles data and photographs for publicity; prepares labels; researches and writes catalogues and brochures.
4. Consults with conservators and other staff members on the conservation of art objects.
5. Organizes and supervises the work of assistants, interns, and some volunteers; corresponds and confers with scholars, specialists, and the public; works closely with the Achenbach’s support council membership group.
6. Interprets the department’s collections and exhibitions; lectures and conducts gallery tours.
7. Plans and prepares exhibitions for loan to other institutions; makes recommendations on loan exhibitions offered to the Museums by other institutions
8. Develops, coordinates, and carries out policies and procedures relative to the operations of special phases of departmental activities; makes regular contact with outside organizations, professional personnel, and the general public in connection with assigned departmental activities and operations; prepares and maintains operational records and reports relating to assigned activities.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine arts, art history , decorative arts, design, history, library science, museum studies, natural history, science, technology, or other closely related disciplines.
Seven (7) years of museum experience including two years of responsible supervisory experience.
Master’s degree (M.A.) in Art History with major course work in Art History and Fine Arts and/or Ph.D. in Art History.
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