Title: Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art

State Role Title: VMFA Senior

Hiring Range: $90,000 – $100,000

Pay Band: UG

Agency: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Agency Website: https://vmfa.museum/about/jobs/

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to become the inaugural Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art. VMFA has a longstanding commitment to Virginia’s Indigenous American communities, and recently unveiled signage in the building and on our website acknowledging the presence of indigenous peoples on the land where the museum stands. The Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art will help shape the museum’s commitment to Indigenous American art and will be responsible for acquisitions, community research, exhibitions, gallery displays, publications, public programs, and research related to VMFA’s growing collection of nearly 1,000 works of art. Reporting to the Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, this position will also play a key role in the reinstallation of Indigenous American art in the new wing as part of the museum’s upcoming expansion and renovation project.

Specific responsibilities include: organize exhibitions with scholarly catalogues; build the Indigenous American Art collection through gifts and purchases; organize regular rotating art installations; contribute scholarship to the field in the form of publications and presentations at conferences; work across departments to achieve museum’s strategic plan; develop and regularly update the Indigenous American Art collection plan; engage with local and regional tribes for acquisitions, community outreach, and educational programming; update records in TMS; handle all loans from the collection; work with public, volunteers, and staff in program and educational training; work with American art curators on collaborative installations, exhibitions, and programs; and facilitate advancement initiatives, patron development, and grant-writing.

This position comes with a salary of competitive salary plus benefits and is supported by a restricted position gift, funded by the Schiller Family.

The anticipated hire date for this position is July 2024 or sooner.

This is a salaried, faculty, exempt position that offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more. VMFA staff also enjoy museum benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.

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