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Curator 3

Requisition ID req10127
Working Title Curator 3
Position Grade 13
Position Summary

The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, based off-campus in Taos, New Mexico, seeks a dynamic art museum professional with strong knowledge of art exhibitions and collections, art museum best practices, and American art history to join the Harwood's team as Curator of Exhibitions and Collections.

This position will research, curate, develop, and oversee the installation of 5-12 temporary exhibitions each year, plus new interpretation of permanent collection galleries.  The Curator of Exhibitions and Collections will direct the development, care and use of the Harwood Museum of Art's collections of fine art and historical archives.  The Curator will also utilize the museum's Gallery System TMS collections management system to engage K-12, university, and lifelong learners with the Harwood's collections and exhibitions, both online and in the museum's galleries.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge of professional standards, ethics, and best practices in the art museum field.
  • Knowledge of American art history, specifically historic and contemporary art influences relevant to the American Southwest.
  • Extensive knowledge in museum curating and implementing fine art exhibitions.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, conservation and preservation techniques and/or procedures for museum collections of art and archival objects.
  • Knowledge of and experience with advanced collections management databases, preferably gallery Systems' TMS.
Additional Requirements Master's Degree in related field and at least 3 years working in the Museum field. Criminal Background check required. This position requires the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Campus Taos
Department Harwood Foundation (124A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date N/A
Status Exempt
Pay $3500- $4166.67 Monthly
Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required Yes
For Best Consideration Date 9/30/2019
Application Instructions Submit resume and cover letter indicating interest in this position. Attach to you application three (3) Supervisory references that can be contacted. Art related writing sample required. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Art History, Museum Studies or related field required, PhD preferred. Master's transcripts will be required for hire. Minimum three years of related work experience in museums or exhibition venues.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.