Job Posting: Bader Curator of European Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Bader Curator of European Art leads the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s historical European art exhibition program, ensuring its vitality by researching, writing, and developing exhibitions and related public events within a coherent artistic vision; and by producing high quality interpretive material and publications that contribute to advancement of the field. The Bader Curator of European Art is responsible for the Art Centre’s distinguished collection of historical European art, including research and recommendation of acquisitions. The centrepiece of our holdings in European art is The Bader Collection, comprising over 200 works spanning the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with a special strength in Dutch and Flemish paintings of the Baroque era. Highlights include two paintings by Rembrandt, and major works by important pupils such as Govert Flinck, Willem Drost and Aert de Gelder.

Our preferred candidate has sophisticated knowledge of historical European art, with depth of expertise in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting; a record of innovative exhibition development and experience shaping multi-year programs; knowledge and understanding of museum collection-care and development; and a record of excellence in research and publication in historical European art.

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research‐intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University. It serves as a learning space and as the public gallery for the region, and sustains a national and international profile through its exhibitions, programs and publications.

To apply: See posting # 2014-203 at http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/apps/jps/external.php.

Deadline: 20 August 2014