JOB: Curator of African Art @ Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College seeks a Curator of African Art. The curator is responsible for the documentation, research, preservation, and growth of the historic and contemporary African art collection as well as oversight of the museum’s activity in other areas, such as Oceanic art. The curator is responsible for permanent collection and loan exhibitions related to their expertise and collection area.

Responsibilities include: advising the museum director on matters concerning the collections including documentation, care and disposition; researching and proposing new acquisitions to the museum’s director and acquisition committee; and proposing ideas for original exhibitions that place the collection in cultural and historical context. In addition, the curator organizes all aspects of scheduled exhibitions in their area, manages and implements exhibitions borrowed from other institutions, and collaborates with education and academic programming staff to develop and implement a wide range of interpretive programs based on the collection and exhibitions. The curator engages with Dartmouth faculty and students, providing expertise on museum objects for use by departments for teaching.

Job Requirements
The curator will hold either a Ph.D. in Art History or Anthropology with an emphasis on African art and culture; knowledge and understanding of curatorial practices; museum experience working with collections preferred.

Contact:
If you have questions about the position or its requirements, please contact Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director, Hood Museum of Art at 603-646-3646 or juliette.bianco@dartmouth.edu.

To apply, attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae to the on-line application at
http://jobs.dartmouth.edu/search for position #0013400.
Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Posting Date:    11/08/2012
Closing Date    04/01/2013

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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