Come join a team of dedicated curatorial staff at an exceptional time in the history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The museum’s leading Latinx art collection represents a profound commitment to building a great national collection reflecting the rich contributions of Latinos to our country, from the colonial period to the present. Artists featured in the collection reflect the diversity of Latino communities in the United States, including artists of Afro-Latinx, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican descent, as well as other Latin American groups with deep roots in the United States.
The Marianna and Juan A. Sabater curator will work with the museum’s collection of approximately 1,100 works by Latinx artists under the supervision of the Head Curator. The Curatorial Office consists of 8 to 12 curators and curatorial fellows and 6 support staff. Responsibilities include collections development and intellectual management of collection objects, collections, and exhibition related research in the field of Latinx and American art, developing exhibitions and installations and writing attendant object and gallery texts, and public service in the form of lectures to popular and scholarly audiences. Incumbent will actively participate in the reinstallation and reinterpretation of the museum’s collection to more fully present the multiple people, voices, and cultures that constitute the United States.