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Alexandria Museum of Art Curator/Registrar

The Alexandria Museum of Art is seeking a museum professional to fill the Curator/Register position. The successful applicant will have knowledge of best practices of accredited museums as set forth by the American Association of Museums, be familiar with Past Perfect collections management software, have the ability to network and build relationships with artists, galleries and other museums, and be a team player. Some nights and weekends hours are to be expected. The duties related to this position include but are not limited to:

• Care, presentation, and interpretation of works of art in the collection in close collaboration with the director
• Serving on the collections committee with the director, board members and community members and scheduling regular meetings
• Making recommendations for the acquisition and deaccession of works of art for the collection as AMoA works to focus the scope of the permanent collection
• Curating shows from the permanent collection for exhibition and travel in collaboration with the director and staff
• Conceiving and searching out exhibitions to expand public understanding of particular works, artists, movements and cultures
• Conducting necessary research and scholarly activity in regard to curatorial duties
• Supervising and assisting preparators with hanging artwork, maintaining galleries
• Supervising and assisting with unpacking/packing artwork for shipping and transportation
• Coordinating all transportation arrangements for exhibitions including rental trucks and travel
• Maintaining all documentation of the collection and incoming/outgoing art
• Assisting with grants to support exhibitions and care of the collection
• Tracking expenses for exhibitions & related lectures
• Working with communications to ensure correct and timely dissemination of information to the public regarding exhibits and curatorial programming
AMoA has just received reaccreditation from AAM and is in the process of shaping the collection. The scope of the collection is 20th century and contemporary artists of Louisiana, the South, America and Europe with a focus on artists who have a connection to Louisiana and the South or are heavily influenced by the region.

The Museum is operated by Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) as an auxiliary university/community museum with a Board of Managers comprised of members from the community, the university, and the LSUA Foundation which owns the museum.

Salary range $30,000-$32,000 with benefits.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:
Catherine@themuseum.org

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