The Museum of Art and Design, Education
Windgate Research Curator
|Location:||New York, United States|
Museum of Arts and Design—Windgate Research Curator
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) invites applications for the position of Windgate Research Curator. The Research Curator will initiate a significant partnership between MAD, the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture (BGC) in New York, and the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in North Carolina that will contribute to scholarly research and discourse about craft and design.
The Research Curator will be a part of MAD’s Education Department and act as the lead academic support for MAD’s exhibitions, contributing her/his own research and overseeing external intellectual contributions. This work will include: discussion of exhibition proposals; organizing workshops and roundtables; supporting academic/foundation grant applications; oversight and contributions to publication content; and staging scholarly public programs. In addition, this position will involve co-editorship of the Journal of Modern Craft (JMC). The Research Curator will act as the primary liaison between MAD and BGC, coordinating BGC staff and student contributions to MAD exhibitions, publications and public programs. At BGC, the Research Curator will teach regular graduate seminars on the history and theory of craft and making. He or she will also co-supervise doctoral dissertations at BGC. The Research Curator would also extend the scholarship created through this new position directly to the CCCD by presenting an annual craft history/theory lecture at the Center's new location in Asheville, North Carolina.
The ideal candidate is a post-doctorate scholar with a broad background in craft, design, and material culture with graduate-level teaching experience, experience in the Museum setting, and a demonstrated record of project management. All applications must be received by June 8th. The application should include a cover letter, indicating areas of special interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, and should be sent to: Search Committee, Museum of Arts and Design, attn: Cathleen Lewis, VP of Education, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. All applications should be sent by post.
The Museum of Arts and Design is an EOE/AA employer.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. The Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives.
The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to the study of the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development. The Center’s programs strive to support the best examples of research and practice in the field.
All applications must be received by June 8th. The application should include a cover letter, indicating areas of special interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, and should be sent to: Search Committee, Museum of Arts and Design, attn: Cathleen Lewis, VP of Education, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. All applications should be sent by post.
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies