Yeshiva University Belz Collection Curator in New York, New York
Yeshiva University seeks a curator to plan and coordinate the exhibition and installation of the Belz Collection in the Belz Building of the uptown YU Wilf campus. The Belz Collection Curator will plan and manage the collection storage and exhibit, research and select artworks, write an interpretive script (text panels and labels), plan, coordinate and implement the display with specialist consultants and Yeshiva University Museum professionals' guidance; and plan and implement special opening and other events, working with Yeshiva University Museum and across the University (academics, Marcom, IA, etc.).
This curator will concentrate on the Belz Collection installation on the Wilf Campus and will work collaboratively with the professional staff of Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) to ensure opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement with the visual arts across University campuses. This position is funded for three years.
The Belz Collection Curator will:
Serve as the primary staff person for the Belz collection, display, and storage installations
Research and provide expertise on the collection items
Select the artworks for display, pinpoint special works and needs, and plan for rotations or special opportunities
Research, examine, identify and assess all artworks, coordinate with outside scholars and experts, YUM curators and others as needed
Establish and/or improve and implement a collection recordkeeping system; work with YUM Collections Curator to assess, plan and implement
Work with YUM Collections Curator and YU Risk Manager on insurance needs, protocols, implementing any specific recommendations
Serve as the primary expert and author for the exhibition script (text panels, labels)
Work with YUM education and curatorial staff to understand various audiences, interpretation strategies, potential and best approaches
Work with YUM Interim Director and Associate Director of Administration and with YU Operations and key contractors on developing project goals, a work plan and schedule, budgeting, project and financial oversight, and management
With guidance from YU Operations and YUM and their contacts and experience, assist with identifying and selecting contractors. Work cooperatively and efficiently with architect, specialist designers (exhibition, graphics, lighting etc.), specialist mount makers and art installers, etc. to plan and implement the exhibition and storage installations
Work with YUM staff for guidance and discussion on museum practices, best approaches, vendor and supply sources, public outreach, and programming
Plan and supervise the implementation and installation
Work with various YU departments and staff on publicity, promotion, marketing, digital (YU and YUM websites, social media, etc.), and fostering intra-University and broad communal synergy and partnerships
Plan and implement specialized public programming (in-person and online) -- tours, presentations, etc. for the opening events, for special opportunities, seasonal, etc.
Work as a creative, scholarly, public-facing, and cooperative member of the University and YUM staff team
Additional curatorial responsibilities as needed
Experience & Education Background:
Graduate level academic training in a relevant field or fields, with interdisciplinary interests: art, art history, history, Jewish history, Jewish art, museum studies, etc.
Experience working with original artworks
Skills & Competencies:
Strong research skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Enjoys working as a team member and independently; positive attitude and collaborative approach
Must possess outstanding attention to detail
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.