Chief Curator

Company Name: 

Museum Search & Reference


45 Hardy Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Contact Name: 

Suzanne Tan




Job Description: 

The Museum of Ventura County (MVC) seeks a dynamic, process-driven, and equity-minded individual to fill the key position of Chief Curator. MVC’s collections comprise over 30,000 historical objects and works of art alongside holdings of over 170,000 documents of historical significance to the county. The main site offers changing exhibitions, an area dedicated to the Chumash, an events pavilion, a children’s garden, and the Research Library. In Santa Paula, 17 miles away, the MVC’s Agriculture Museum presents the rich agricultural history of Ventura Country. MVC  serves over 40,000 individuals a year with an operating budget of nearly $3,000,000, a full-time staff of 14 and additional part-time staff of 20. Qualified candidates will possess a demonstrated ability to tell stories through objects and interpretation, have professional-level experience in museums and/or higher education, and a passion for history and culture that aligns with the organization’s mission and geographic focus. REQUIRED: Minimum 5 years of demonstrated success in a curatorial capacity in a museum or relevant experience in an institution of higher education. An MA in History, Anthropology, or American Studies is preferred, as a bilingual ability (English/Spanish). Full qualifications and how to apply: Apply by 1/9/23  to EA/EO. Nominations welcome.