Full-Time Assistant or Associate Curator – Architecture and Design
Develops the collection, exhibition programs, and related public programs with a special emphasis on contemporary architecture (since 1990). Oversees MoMA’s Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibition series, in which the Museum takes a leadership role in responding to contemporary developments and demands, situating contemporary architecture in the wider socioeconomic and political contexts. Assists in curatorial supervision of the Young Architects Program with international partners when needed. Primary liaison to architecture communities at the local, regional, and national level. Plans and executes collection-based and loan-based exhibitions and coordinates dispersal. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications. Researches and helps in cataloging the Museum’s collection and archives. Answers related inquiries with regard to such information. Performs exhibition support functions. Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans, and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum. Reports to The Phillip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.
Requirements: Strong background in contemporary architecture, urban studies, and art. Working knowledge of the history of modern architecture preferred. Master’s degree, preferably in architecture or urban studies, for both the assistant and associate curator level; PhD preferred for the associate level. Prior experience curating contemporary architecture in a museum, gallery setting, or a comparable institution setting is preferred. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages, including a major European language, preferred. Supervisory experience and demonstrated project management skills required. Must have the ability both to initiate independent projects and to work collaboratively. Additional requirements include strong writing and interpersonal skills, effective presentation skills, and the ability to interact with and act on behalf of the department to Trustee Committee members, donors, and internal museum staff. Must have awareness of the current architectural scene at the local, regional, national, and international level with the ability to identify the most important emerging talents. Must be an active and well-connected figure in the New York architectural scene. Awareness of significant current and planned projects, of directions in major schools of architecture, and of trends in materials and themes of practice are essential. Must be equipped to participate in architectural symposia and meetings representing the department and the Museum. Must be able to work both independently and in a supervisory capacity. Final title assignment dependent on the credentials of the finalist. Application deadline June 30, 2015.
|• Job Title:||Assistant or Associate Curator – Architecture and Design|
|• Job Type:||Full-Time Job|
|• Employer:||MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art|
|• Location:||New York, New York, United States|
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