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Curator job description

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Job brief

We are looking for a Curator with a keen eye for detail to help us collect, reference, and display artifacts and art. Responsibilities include negotiating acquisitions and loans, raising funds, and recording information regarding the art pieces.

Responsibilities

  • Research and record information about potential acquisitions.
  • Manage business-related tasks such as financing, marketing, and acting as a liaison for the company at public events.
  • Negotiate loans and purchases.
  • Fundraising to expand the collection and support research.
  • Manage the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections and related materials, including the selection of exhibition themes and designs.
  • Ensure that art pieces are stored in good condition.
  • Hire, train and manage curatorial, fiscal, technical, research, and clerical staff members.
  • Develop and maintain processes for cataloging and recordkeeping using computer databases.
  • Assess the need for repairs and ensure that climate and pest control issues are addressed.
  • Review grant journal articles, proposals, publicity materials, and institutional reports.
  • Authenticate origin, composition, history of acquisitions and assess their current value.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in History, Art, or related field
  • 6+ years of curating, museum management, or other relevant experience
  • Prior fundraising experience
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good eye for detail and compelling pieces
  • Excellent research and communicative abilities
  • Can work independently to achieve the company’s objectives

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