Curator of Collections and Director of Engagement

at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Oversees creative and administrative curatorial responsibilities for the Museum with the purpose of creating a welcoming and engaging environment for all visitors. Manages educational programming designed?to engage a diversity of in-person and online audiences of varying ages and interests. Engages with college students and faculty to promote the Museum as a vibrant part of the curriculum.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, salaried position with a hiring range of $60,953.75-$76,205.08

Core Responsibilities:

+ Provides curatorial leadership by working collaboratively to develop rigorous exhibitions-using works from the Museum’s collection and loaned objects-which promote diverse and equitable representation and engage and support the academic curriculum. Encourages and guides faculty curated exhibitions. Oversees regular rotation of the Museum’s permanent collection. Produces associated didactic texts, digital content, grant applications, and publicity materials.?

+ Leads collection stewardship by making recommendations for the acquisition of works of art in accordance with the Museum’s Collections Development Plan. In conjunction with the Museum’s director, defines strategic areas of growth, as well as deaccessions. Conducts original research and scholarship related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

+ Oversees all aspects of Museum’s education and events programming. Offers or coordinates all public programs, such as the annual the Purchase Party, exhibition-related talks and symposia, and other events of interest to the College community, the Friends of Art, and the wider community.

+ Facilitates the use of the Museum’s collection by faculty across the college curriculum. Collaborates with Museum staff on visit logistics. Leads or co-leads Museum visits as necessary.?

+ Maintains active relationships with artists, community members, lenders, donors, professional colleagues, and college faculty. Represents the MCMA at regional arts initiatives and events.?

+ Supervises the Events & Programs Coordinator. Oversees the Reiff undergraduate intern and supervises his/her annual gallery talk.

+ Leads and supports Museum colleagues in the shared work of ensuring that principles of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion) inform all aspects of our operations.


Position Prerequisites:

+ Ph.D in Art History or related field

+ 5+ years experience working in a curatorial and/or museum education role

+ Demonstrated experience managing coworkers and a commitment to collaboration

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

+ Gallery and/or classroom teaching experience


Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community.

+ Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program – up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College’s golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting.

+ Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

+ MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).

+ Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Ski Touring Center.

+ Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.

+ A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:… (

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Come join us and be a part of our team!

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Job Posting: JC242731292

Posted On: Jun 26, 2023

Updated On: Nov 30, 2023

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