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The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks applications for Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art

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Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art
Modern & Contemporary Art

Application deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014, 6pm


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave  

New York, NY 10028

www.metmuseum.org

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. In this respect, the Curator will work closely with the Chairman and will participate in active research, development, and management of the Modern and Contemporary collection and the Breuer project, major special exhibitions, initiation of collection displays, publications and interpretation, and all activities of the Department. Reports to the Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Primary responsibilities and duties:
–Working closely with the Chairman and other Curators, assist with the management of the Modern and Contemporary Department

–Lead departmental collection and research strategies with respect to Latin American art
–Initiate and curate major special exhibitions for the Breuer project
–Devise and plan collection displays and other projects for Modern & Contemporary
–Initiate special exhibitions including research, catalog entries and other texts for Museum Programs
–Cultivate new relationships and maintain existing connections with donors, patrons, collectors, colleagues from other international institutions, the scholarly community, dealers, and other individuals involved with the interests of the Museum
–Act as editor, key author, and essayist as appropriate for major exhibition catalogues and other specialized publications, including online content
–On behalf of Chairman, oversee and expedite correspondence related to the Collection and to Modern and Contemporary programs
–Contribute to public programs (Learning, Volunteers, Visiting Scholars, etc.) as appropriate
–According to Modern & Contemporary Department objectives, interact with potential sponsors and assist with fundraising as appropriate
–Advise on planning programs for Modern and Contemporary Department patrons' groups
–Other related duties

Requirements and qualifications:

Experience and skills:
–Minimum ten years of experience (preferably fifteen) in a museum or academic institution 

–Demonstrated scholarly achievement and extensive published record, including evidence of original research
–Demonstrated engagement with theory and international practice across the world
–Experience initiating and executing major and relevant loan exhibitions with broad international scope
–Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning
–Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues across the Museum and externally with artists, scholars, donors, and the general public
–Ability to create and maintain precise and widely researched records

Knowledge and education:
–PhD (or equivalent) history of art 

–Deep expertise in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American art required
–Broad knowledge of international modern and contemporary culture 
–Fluency in Spanish required, knowledge of additional languages preferred
–Excellent written and spoken English

Application deadline: Monday, March 31, 6pm

The Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator for Latin American Art for the Modern & Contemporary Department is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to careers@metmuseum.org as a Word attachment only with "Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator/Latin Amer Art" in the subject line.


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