Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500-1800
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Required Education: PhD
The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated, experienced curator of European painting and sculpture, specializing in the period between 1500 and 1800. The collection of European paintings and sculpture is of international importance, with particular strengths in Italian and Spanish Baroque painting, 17th-century Northern art, and Renaissance bronzes, making this position an extraordinary opportunity.
The museum is seeking candidates who are eager to lead a distinctive program of exhibitions and programs in alignment with the museum’s priorities. While each candidate will have a particular area of scholarly expertise, we are looking for curators with a wide range of interests and ambitions who will aspire to work within and beyond their area of specialization, and who are eager to reach out to colleagues in other institutions to collaborate on projects. Key responsibilities will also include the interpretation and presentation of the permanent collection; research and publication of the collection; proposing acquisitions; and donor cultivation. Candidates should be skilled at building effective relationships across departments and invested in collaboration and teamwork. The ideal candidate will be sensitive to the enhanced public role of museums today and will strive to communicate with scholarly and general audiences. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise and experience working with Italian paintings and sculpture, although we will consider candidates with specializations in other areas.
Depending upon the successful candidate’s interest and management experience, the Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos Jr. Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500-1800 may also serve as Chair of European Art from Classical Antiquity to 1800, supervising other curators.
Applications, including a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the position and the relevance of their experience to the museum’s collection, a curriculum vita, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references should be submitted by January 3, 2022.
Full-time Benefits include:
1 year Partner level membership to CMA
Free, unlimited admission to select Cleveland Museum of Art ticketed exhibitions (two adult member tickets per visit, subject to availability)
50% off admission to select ticketed exhibitions for members' guests
Free admission to select ticketed exhibitions for unlimited children, 17 and younger, when accompanied by a member
Priority registration and discounts for museum art classes for adults and children
20% discount in the museum store
10% discount in the museum restaurant and café
Annual subscription to Cleveland Art members magazine
Free Garage Parking
Your employment relationship with the museum qualifies you for free or discounted admissions to other cultural institutions such as the Natural History Museum, Botanical Gardens, The Cleveland Zoo, etc.
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
401(k) with company match
Critical Illness Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Time Off
A Ph.D. in Art History or related field is required. Candidates must have at least ten years of relevant museum experience, including experience organizing exhibitions, publishing scholarly research, and making acquisitions.
The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards.
We are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.
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