Assistant Curator, (P/T), CPRN11076PARTS The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.
College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Curator works closely with the CCMA Curator on a range of matters related to the Museum. The position assists with the tracking of exhibition proposals and related correspondence; with scholarly research for catalogs, exhibitions, and other projects. These may include, but are not limited to, organizing materials for exhibition catalogues, researching and undertaking correspondence related to image-rights, assisting with the organization of scholar's workshops, and assisting with visiting artists. The position handles other duties related to the daily functioning of the museum as assigned.
Assists with research and preparations for museum exhibitions; including research potential exhibits. This includes corresponding with artists and lenders to secure the loan of artworks.
Organizes materials for exhibition catalogs; researches and undertakes correspondence related to image-rights; catalog designers and printers.
Leads tours of museum exhibitions and of permanent collections.
Assists with the installation of exhibitions in the museum.
Works to assist other programming goals of the Museum and the MAC as needed.
Coordinate with artists on shipment and installation of artworks.
Helps to train volunteer and student staff.
Produces content for website and social media.
Coordinates and oversees installation crew.
Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required.
Bachelor Degree in Art History, museum studies or curatorial studies preferred.
2-3 years of experience with the organization and completion of visual art exhibitions required.
Museum or Gallery Exhibition experience preferred.
This position will require a background check at the College's expense.
Pay Grade: Classified 11 Hourly
Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.
College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.
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