California State Parks Museum Curator Assessment

California State Parks Museum Curator Assessment now available through February 28!

Take the first step towards a career as a Museum Curator with the California Department of Parks and Recreation! The California State Parks are caretakers for over 3,000 historic buildings, more than 11,000 known California Native American ancestral and historic archaeological sites, and multiple museums including the California State Railroad Museum, Hearst Castle, and Regional Indian Museums, including the State Indian Museum (transitioning to the California Indian Heritage Center). We are seeking individuals who are passionate about helping to steward and maintain the California State Parks’ rich and varied collections, which encompass Native American cultural belongings, objects of fine art and material culture, paleontological and geological collections, historic resources, and architectural features. We are excited about the opportunity to reach candidates who bring diverse perspectives to museum collections management work. The monthly salary range for this position is $4,519 to $5,589.
The minimum qualifications for the Museum Curator I assessment include one year of professional experience in museum work, experience with management, and a college degree in a relevant field such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, museum studies, or natural sciences.

Please follow the steps below to submit your application for the Museum Curator I assessment:
Step 1: Create a CalCareers account
Step 2: Complete your application template (STD678)
Be sure to include the following:
• Exam Title: Museum Curator I
• Exam Code: 3PR05
Step 3: Email your application to with the Exam Code 3PR05 in the subject line
Step 4: After reviewing your application, our Exams Team will email you a link to take the online Assessment.

Submit your application for the Museum Curator I Assessment by February 28!

About the Assessment
Completing this assessment is a requirement to become a California State Parks Museum Curator I. This means that to apply for any entry-level Museum Curator position statewide, a candidate must first take the assessment. The exam is weighted 100% on a training and experience evaluation. Evaluation will be based on your knowledge, skills, and ability, as demonstrated by your education/experience.

If you require assistance or alternative testing arrangements due to a disability, please contact the testing department listed on the exam bulletin.

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JOB: Exec Dir, University of Richmond Museums

The University of Richmond invites applications for the position of Executive Director of University Museums. We are looking for an engaging and experienced museum professional, committed to exhibiting, collecting, and promoting excellent visual art on campus and realizing UR Museums as one of Richmond’s premier art destinations.  We are seeking a strong advocate for heightened visibility and impact of arts on the UR campus and in the community through inspiring, inclusive, and effective leadership of the University Museums team.  The Executive Director reports to the Dean of School of Arts and Sciences.

The University of Richmond is a private university, located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90 percent of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

The University of Richmond Museums, which resides within the School of Arts and Sciences, consists of the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. The annual Museums operating budget is $1.1 million and the Executive Director supervises eight staff.

Aligned with the mission and values of the University of Richmond, these three museums provide diverse exhibitions and programming centered on art, culture, history, and natural history that reflect the strengths of the collections. The Harnett Museum of Art has a collection of roughly 750 paintings, sculpture and prints dating from the 1500’s through today. The Harnett Print Study Center houses over 6,500 prints, drawings, photographs, artist books, and other works on paper.  The Lora Robins Gallery features the  collection of thousands of shells, minerals and  fossils as well as decorative arts, ceramics, and other cultural material. In addition to exhibitions, the Museums engage with these audiences through lectures, workshops, gallery talks, and tours, often collaborating with other departments within the University.

Richmond is both the capital of Virginia and an arts and culture capital.   The cultural landscape of Richmond includes a thriving Arts District that encompasses the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, and The Valentine.  Additional notable Richmond cultural institutions include the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Ballet, the Richmond Forum and the annual Richmond Folk Festival. The University of Richmond maintains strong partnerships with all of these organizations, and many others. Public art and monuments are also woven into the landscape and part of ongoing local dialogue. In 2020, The New York Times named the altered Robert E. Lee Statue the most influential work of American protest art since World War II.

The chosen candidate will:
Formulate a strategic plan that assesses strengths of the Museums, identifies areas for improvement, crafts a compelling vision of inclusive excellence, aligning with University’s strategic priorities.
Demonstrate strategic leadership with an ability to clearly and compellingly articulate a viable, resonating vision that can attract widespread support among students, faculty, staff within the School of Arts and Sciences, and University-wide.
Direct and coordinate the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and individual donors, or capital campaign initiatives to ensure the Museums has the financial resources needed to accomplish its mission and ensure long term sustainability.
Build strong relationships among faculty, staff and other key stakeholders in order to maximize the learning outcomes for students inside and outside the classroom.
Develop, mentor, empower and hire a diverse staff to think, plan and act in a collaborative, inclusive and innovative manner consistent with UR mission;  manage staff effectively to ensure excellence in collections, exhibits, on-site and outreach education, development, retail and marketing, communications and facilities and to create engaging and relevant museum content and experiences for 21st century audiences.
Serve as the external face of the Museums in building its profile as a distinctive UR asset and source of and innovation within the University and regionally. This will involve building and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with a variety of organizations representing the museums, tourism, business  and academic communities regionally and nationally as appropriate.

Education:  An advanced degree in the visual arts, museum studies, material culture and/or a commensurate degree.

Minimum of five years of executive administrative experience, ideally within an academic museum organization.
Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and sustain a clarity of vision and strategic focus; ability to balance competing demands well; effectively plan, establish, articulate, and maintain effective organizational and operational priorities.
Experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to analyze complex financial statements and statistical data.
Demonstrated ability to advocate for the arts on and off campus; excellent writing and speaking skills; knowledge of trends in arts and arts management, particularly in academic environment.
For more information on The Museums at the University of Richmond, see Applicants should apply online at (position #000143) and submit a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. At a later stage in the search, candidates will be asked to provide letters of recommendation to be submitted to the University’s Human Resources department at

FEL: Metropolitan Museum of Art

2023-2024 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. Each year, The Met creates a closely knit community of scholars whose individual interests collectively illuminate the Museum’s collection of artworks spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for the 2023–2024 season are open. Please visit for more information. Questions may be sent to

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Interdisciplinary Fellowships – November 4, 2022
Curatorial Research Fellowship – November 4, 2022
Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing – – November 4, 2022
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 4, 2022
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 2, 2022
There will also be two 45-minute online information sessions to learn more about the 2023-2024 Met Fellowship Program and application process. We recommend prospective applicants review The Met Fellowship Program page and application form prior to the session. Bring your questions!

Free, though advance registration is required.

Session 1: Friday, October 7th at 2pm EST – Register Now:
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships, Interdisciplinary Fellowships, Curatorial Research Fellowship, Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing, Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art

Session 2: Friday, October 28th at 2pm EST – Register Now:
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships

JOB: Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies @ University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies (History of Art and Architecture Department)
The Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies for Spring 2023 through Spring 2025 (January 1, 2023 – April 30, 2025). This position, which is outside the tenure stream, may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Salary and benefits are competitive. Candidates must be able to demonstrate college-level teaching experience in museum studies, curatorial practice, service learning, or a closely related field. We seek a colleague whose teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives.
The Visiting Lecturer (VL) will teach introductory classroom and practice-based courses equivalent to 9 credits every semester in the undergraduate museum studies program at our Pittsburgh campus. These courses will include:
• Museums: Society and Inclusion
• Exhibition Presentation (offered every Fall, this class is the culmination of a two-part
practicum sequence for which students create an exhibition for the University Art Gallery
• A new Collections Management course and laboratory, collaborating with the UAG Director
to train students in the cataloging, management, and care of the UAG’s collection
• Museum Studies Internship preparation class (working with the department’s Academic
Curator to assist with placement and mentorship)
The VL will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom, including students considering museum careers, and contribute to department strategic initiatives and public-facing projects.
This position is open to scholars with expertise in all subfields of and methodological approaches to museum and curatorial studies, history of art, architecture, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience, hands-on experience working with museums and exhibition production, and a teaching, research, or curatorial profile that would enhance our museum studies offerings across diverse cultures and regions.
Applications should include:

  1. Cover letter of 1-2 pages, addressed to Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Department Chair.
  2. Current CV
  3. Dossier (12 pages max) which includes a statement of teaching effectiveness and/or
    professional practices, project management, and/or community programming.
  4. Diversity Statement of 1-2 pages, in which you share how your past, planned, or
    potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will
    advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  5. Two confidential professional letters of recommendation addressed and emailed to
    Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Department Chair,, and copied to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer,

To apply, visit The requisition number for this position is 22007898.
The review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Karoline Swiontek, Administrative Officer,
• Teach the equivalent of 3 classes in the History of Art and Architecture Department per semester, encompassing one museum studies classroom course, new UAG collections management course/laboratory, and museum studies internship preparation.
• Assist the Director of the University Art Gallery to engage students in the description, management, and care of the collection, and support access that furthers the teaching mission of the University.
• Steward existing relations and develop new alliances with partner institutions who host interns.
• Meet with undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom as may be appropriate to their educational needs.
Minimum Requirements:
• MA in Museum Studies OR comparable professional experience (defined as 5-year appointment with relevant responsibilities in an art gallery, museum, university or public arts organization)
• Some college-level teaching experience in museum studies, the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field, OR equivalent experience (5-years) in museum education, public outreach, or professional training.
• Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity.
Preferred Requirements:
• M.A. or Ph.D. in the history of art, architecture, or a closely related field, in hand by January 1. 2023.
• Experience as the instructor of record for a college-level course in museum studies or the history of art or architecture.
• Curatorial experience and/or experience directing service-learning or community engagement programs for undergraduate students.
• Experience in managing art and /or archival collections, exhibition installation, or other skills related to museum/ art gallery management.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

JOB: Deputy Director @ Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is seeking a Deputy Director. For more information, see

JOB: Program Manager @ Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums




The mission of Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) is to increase the inclusion of Black perspectives and narratives in North American art museums to make these institutions more equitable and excellent spaces of cultural engagement. BTA was founded on the belief that building a cohesive community of Black trustees to share ideas and collectively problem solve would make these trustees more effective, not only as board members but also as resources for the broader community of Black artists, curators, and museum leadership. BTA is focused on barriers to entry and advancement for Black staff and leadership; underrepresentation of Black narratives in exhibitions, collections, and programming; and limited patronage of minority-owned vendors, contractors, and service providers. The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $400 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 90 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to


BTA is seeking a Program Manager to support the Executive Director and Advisory Board Co-Chairs in building out this nascent organization’s programming and operations. The Program Manager will work directly with the Executive Director to conceptualize, develop, and execute Black Trustee Alliance member programming; to communicate with internal and external stakeholders; and to lead administrative activities.


Administration & Operations

● Manage day-to-day operations and administrative activities including maintenance of all files/organizational systems, and monitoring of the administrative inbox

● Meet regularly with the Executive Director and Advisory Board Co-Chairs

● Handle meeting documentation, project tracking and management

● Draft presentation materials for Board/Committee meetings and speaking engagements

● Coordinate with institutional partners

● Oversee website development (in partnership with web designer) and manage website content (WordPress)

● Contract vendors and process invoices for payment

● Maintain consistent communication with fiscal sponsors to ensure compliance

Programming & Communications

● Propose and support program content development

● Manage technical and operational aspects of (virtual and in-person) BTA events

● Support planning and logistics of annual BTA Convening (in partnership with event producer)

● Create and oversee online platforms (Eventbrite, MailChimp, Zoom, Paperless Post) for tracking communications, RSVPs, and engagement surveys related to BTA programs

● Draft internal and external communications, including Advisory Board communications, event invitations, quarterly newsletters, and press releases

● Monitor BTA social media accounts and news sources for relevant updates in the field

Membership & Development

● Manage and maintain constituent database (AirTable)

● Manage membership enrollment, and processing of gifts and renewals

● Research funding opportunities, and prepare grant and sponsorship proposals

● Represent BTA at member programming and events


● B.A. or commensurate experience

● Minimum of three years related professional experience

● Strong writing, organization, and design skills

● Creative thinking with strong research and analytical skills

● Keen attention to detail

● Fluency with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office

● Familiarity with the cultural sector preferred

Job Type

Full-time, remote


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays.

Application Process

Complete applications will be reviewed as received. In order to be considered, all applications must include a resume/CV, a detailed cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position and one writing sample. Application materials should be sent to:

CFP: ‘Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum” ACRAH @ CAA2018

The CFP for the 2018 College Art Association Annual Conference has been posted online.

CAA2018 will be held in Los Angeles, California running from Wednesday, February 21st through Saturday, February 24th, 2018.

ACRAH will be holding the following session at the conference and invite submissions to participate on the panel:

Curating Difference: Race and Ethnicity in the US Museum

Chairs: Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine & Camara Holloway, ACRAH

This session is intended as a conversation addressing how to implement a critical race visual studies-informed practice in a museum setting. Topics for consideration include: how mainstream and/or culturally-specific institutions in the US have embraced such an approach; case-studies about exhibitions devoted to art made by US-based artists of color and/or art made about American communities of color; and strategies promoting greater racial and ethnic sensitivity amongst extant museum professionals as well as diversifying their ranks in terms of the ethno-racial backgrounds and/or awareness of future hires. Submissions from Los Angeles-area and West Coast-based curators and museum professionals are especially encouraged, as are topics focused on this region.

Deadline: August 14, 2017

A 250-word presentation abstract, a short CV, a statement of interest, and completed Session Participation Proposal Submission Form should be sent to both Camara Holloway at and Bridget Cooks at

Please note that CAA now requires that all session participants be an active individual CAA member through February 24, 2018, and must register for at least the session in which you participate. Early conference registration at the discount rate opens in early October. Please refer to the CFP for additional details and instructions.

Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art @ Whitney Museum of American Art

A full-time Curatorial Assistant position, reporting to the Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator, is available. The incumbent will work on some of the Whitney’s most exciting and challenging contemporary projects, including exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications. A strong interest in contemporary art is essential, and production-oriented experience a plus.

Responsibilities include: assistance in the planning and installation of exhibitions and projects, including management of checklists, schedules, and databases; daily administrative support (telephone, management of the Curator’s calendar; maintenance of records, drafting correspondence, preparation of presentations, travel arrangements, processing invoices, and other general office and clerical duties); scholarly research on artists and acquisitions; preparation and writing of didactic texts; serving as liaison with the Curator’s internal and external contacts, including artists, trustees, donors, scholars, and museum departments such as Conservation, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Publications, and Research Resources.

Job requirements: B.A. in art history (M.A. a plus) and 2 years institutional work history, or equivalent experience; skills related to TMS, Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; outstanding organizational, writing, research, and communication skills, with attention to detail; facility in representing the Whitney at events at the Museum and beyond; ability to handle several projects simultaneously, work well as a member of a team, and meet deadlines.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: and state “Curatorial Assistant Contemporary” in the subject line.

For more information see

Harlem Civil Rights Museum Creates Uncertain Future

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