Position: Joseph de Heer Curator of Asain Art
Location: Denver CO
Salary range: $80,000 - $100,000
The Denver Art Museum (DAM), with 500,000+ visitors annually, seeks a dynamic, experienced curator to steward the Asian art department to a higher level of regional, national, and international prominence.
DAM’s Asian art collection includes 7,000+ items, from antiquity to contemporary, along with Islamic art, spanning the entire Asian continent. A reinstallation of the collection is underway in new gallery space in the recently renovated Martin Building, to open in fall 2021. The incoming curator will bring strong expertise in Chinese art, but serve as a generalist, lifting up all aspects of the collection.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Build/refine the permanent collection; cultivate donors, collectors; generate exhibitions, programs and installations using the permanent collection, loans and commissions; work collaboratively with museum teams and external partners on special exhibitions and programs; engage active networks nationally/internationally; engage/develop wide audiences.
QUALITIES: a leader, enjoys public-facing work; solid oral/written communication skills. Collaborative, welcomes input from others. Enjoys fundraising. 5+ years’ curatorial or equivalent experience. MA or equivalent; PhD preferred. Thorough knowledge of Asian art, Chinese specialization preferred. Record of exhibitions, collaborative work; Asian language proficiency, preferably Chinese.
EOE. Nominations welcome.