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Saint Louis Art Museum Seeks Associate Curator of European Art to 1800

The Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) is advertising the position of Associate Curator of European Art to 1800. Applicants are invited to apply by 18 September 2022. Please the job description below the job posting for more information.

Associate Curator of European Art to 1800

Summary: Under the supervision of the curator and with a high degree of independence, the Associate Curator contributes to the oversight and care of the Museum’s collection. This includes working on acquisitions, collection research and cataloguing, researching and working with the department of conservation in caring for objects, developing and carrying out exhibitions and gallery displays, preparing publications, and other public-facing curatorial projects based on the Museum’s collection as well as topics that relate to fields within the department. Intra- and interdepartmental collaboration is essential. The Associate Curator participates in the cultivation and ongoing stewardship of donor relationships

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the stewardship of the collection, enhancing its quality through research and recommendation of acquisitions (purchases and gifts), and deaccessions.
  • Research, interpret and provide information on the collection including outcomes such as cataloging and documenting of objects, publications, lectures, docent training (all in-person and/or remotely using digital tools).
  • Develop and generate art exhibitions that vary widely in scale and scope
  • Assist in continuous planning and execution of changes to the installation of the collection
  • Collaborate with curatorial, learning & engagement, digital, and development colleagues to provide content, support, and programming as needed, in digital and in-person formats, for public, member, collector, and patron groups.
  • Support and collaborate with conservators, installation crew, and registrars to assure proper storage, handling, restoration, preservation, and display of objects in the collection.
  • Assist with and maintain individual, foundation, corporate, community partner, and other important cultivation efforts and, when appropriate, participate in solicitation and stewardship while following Museum guidelines and best practices.