Job Posting: Curator of Exhibits and Programs, Logan Museum of Anthropology

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Posting Date 09/05/2022
Closing Date Until Filled
Employment Type(s) Full Time
Location Beloit, Wisconsin, 53511

Description

Beloit College seeks a Curator of Exhibits and Programs for the Logan Museum of Anthropology, an AAM accredited museum, to begin no later than June 2023. The Curator develops and implements the Logan Museum’s exhibit schedule and outreach programs. The Curator works closely with the Director, faculty, and students to develop and maintain the museum as an excellent teaching and learning resource for the College and community. The Curator teaches in Museum Studies and supervises student work and research in the museum. The Curator reports to the Director. This is a twelve month, full-time, administrative, and exempt position.

The Curator coordinates long-term planning and installation of exhibits and programs that promote strategic priorities of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and maximize collaboration with students and faculty. The Curator will develop and manage the museum’s new visiting curator programs, which will include a faculty curator and Indigenous curator. The Curator develops programs that make use of the collections as curricular resources and provides tours and guest lectures for the College and community. The Curator annually teaches Exhibit Develop and Design in Museum Studies and trains and supervises students working in the museum. The Curator develops and maintains policy and procedures relevant to exhibitions and programs.

The successful candidate will have a M.A. or M.S. in Anthropology, Museum Studies, or a related field, three years of prior museum experience, preferably in academic museums, and teaching experience, broadly defined. The Curator must have a working knowledge of best practice in exhibit development and have experience using virtual exhibit and collections management software programs and digital applications, including Wix and Adobe Creative Cloud. The Curator should have mechanical abilities in exhibit mount construction and should be comfortable working with power tools and equipment. Because the Curator will work closely with faculty and students, they should have excellent supervisory, organizational, and communicational skills. The Curator will promote the museum as a valuable teaching resource, balancing preservation and access requirements.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

How to Apply

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the link provided below. 

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