The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon invites applications for its Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American & Caribbean Art. Applications are encouraged by the end of November 2021.
This demanding and rewarding position is responsible for overseeing, developing, researching, and presenting the Latin American & Caribbean collections and assisting as necessary with the Museum’s collection of European art and global contemporary. Duties include curating exhibitions; negotiating international loans; working with registars on the inventorying and managing of collections; recommending acquisitions as well as conservation and other care; and researching and writing publications in areas of responsibility. The Curator works closely with on- and off-campus communities to build Latinx engagement and works with community partners to organize annual events (including Día de los Muertos).
This position is also responsible for strengthening the JSMA as a nationally recognized teaching museum and managing the museum’s Academic Support Program to encourage curricular use of the museum across campus. Extensive work with faculty and students is a major part of the job, including developing and overseeing special projects that link teaching and learning at the university with the museum. In the academic year 2020, faculty from 55 departments across the UO campus used the museum in their teaching, bringing over 320 classes and more than 10,000 students to the JSMA.
The Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American & Caribbean Art reports to the Chief Curator and may help supervise one or more full-time post-graduate fellows, and interns, and undergraduate and graduate students working in the museum for academic credit and as volunteers. Required qualifications include bilingual Spanish/English language skills; an MA in art history with a focus on modern or contemporary Latin American & Caribbean art; and three years of museum experience working on curatorial or education projects.
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