The ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University invites applications for Curator of Ceramics, according to a University job posting. Founded in 1950, the ASU Art Museum was named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine. The ASU Art Museum is an integral part of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, a Research One Institution.
The Ceramics Center, a unit of the museum, was established in 2002 and houses the museum’s extensive modern and contemporary studio ceramics collection, considered to be the finest in the United States, the posting states. The mission of the Center is to present, interpret and research ceramics within the broader context of contemporary art and then disseminate these activities for ASU students, the Phoenix community, scholars, artists and visitors worldwide. By presenting exhibitions, making the permanent collection accessible and by documenting ceramic activity through its archives, the Center plays a leadership role in inspiring an appreciation of studio ceramics while connecting to broader communities, disciplines and ideas.
Candidates must have master’s degrees in art, art history, design or museum studies; strong interests in the history of craft and/or design with five years (assistant rank) or seven years (associate rank) experience in an art museum or related field; evidence of original research and publication in the field of contemporary ceramics and/or craft; proven records in attracting significant development support and funding; and proven knowledge of professional museum practices.
Applicants must send or email a letter of application, a resume with exhibition and publication lists and the names and contact information of three references to: Chair of Curator of Ceramics Search Committee, ASU Art Museum, P.O. Box 872911, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-2911 or email@example.com
The application deadline is April 7, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
Above image: ASU seeks a Curator for its Ceramics Research Center.
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