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The William And Sarah Ross Soter Assistant or Associate Curator of Photography
Columbus Museum of Art is seeking exceptional candidates for The William and Sarah Ross Soter Assistant or Associate Curator of Photography to inspire our communities through compelling exhibitions, programs, and publications, as well as, advance the museum’s efforts to build a significant, widely recognized photography collection. The curator will be depended upon for their scholarly expertise and curatorial vision, as well as their ability to build positive and effective relationships with prospective donors, professional colleagues, partner organizations, and the community at large.
Comfortable and committed to working in a visitor-centered museum environment, the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who thinks creatively and fosters creativity in others. They will be distinguished by a strong background and record of accomplishment in 20th-century photography, ideally with additional background in 19th-century photography. They will also be comfortable working with CMA colleagues in overlapping areas of interest and expertise, particularly in the area of contemporary art. The candidate will also have a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive program of exhibitions and acquisitions.
The Columbus Museum of Art’s photography collection was largely initiated in the 1970s by gifts from Richard M. Ross and, today, the medium makes up nearly 25 percent of the permanent collection. Continuing the Ross family support of the Museum’s photography program, William J. and Sarah Ross Soter generously endowed this curatorial position in 2010.
CMA’s photography collection is tied to the Museum’s strengths in American and European modernism and contemporary art. Its New York Photo League Collection is the largest of its kind in an American museum. The collection also includes works by Berenice Abbot, Adolphe Braun, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lewis Hine, Deana Lawson, Mary Lucier, Trevor Paglen, Lucy Raven, Allan Sekula, Charles Sheeler, and Edward Steichen. In conjunction with the Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, the Photo League Collection provides the interested candidate an opportunity to help build a focused and unique collection that charts socially engaged and conceptual modes of documentary photography from the early twentieth century to today.
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
This is a full-time position. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes health, vision, dental, life, short and long-term disability, and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous paid time off and holidays
The Columbus Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following materials by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Human Resources, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215:
Administration: Learn how a museum operates and functions as a non-profit institution. Assist with administrative tasks and behind-the-scene work to explore what it takes to make a museum run.
Collections: Work with Museum registrars to monitor, track, and record the artworks in the collection as well as those traveling for exhibitions. Work with the archives and records of the artwork in the collection.
Exhibitions: Discover how galleries and exhibitions come together. This department manages the galleries, makes frames and cases, handles and delivers artwork, and more.
Curatorial: Learn about the artwork in CMA’s collection and how exhibitions are conceived of and developed. Work with the museum collection and traveling exhibitions researching information about art and artists. (Upper-class and graduate students only please.)
Learning & Experience: Connect with our visitors. Gain hands-on experience in front-end operations, public programming, school programming, or drop-in gallery experiences.
Development: This department makes connections with businesses and individuals through endowments, memberships, and donations. Help to keep the museum strong by building key relationships.
All internships are unpaid.
Schedules are flexible.
Internships are offered in the autumn, spring, and summer.
Application due dates:
Autumn: August 15
Winter/Spring: November 30
Summer: March 15
Contact Amanda Kepner at email@example.com with any further questions about internships at CMA.