Curator Job Description

A curator is a person or group that is responsible for collecting, organizing, and maintaining a collection of objects.

Curators maintain collections of objects, including works of art, historical documents, or scientific specimens.

Curators either collect the items themselves or partner with other people or organizations that have the means.

Examples of curators include national museums, libraries, and botanical gardens.

A curator is responsible for selecting and arranging a collection, organizing, and maintaining it, and making it available to the public.

Curators typically work in a museum setting, where they provide public access to collections.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Curator to help us expand our museum's collections. The ideal candidate will have a passion for art and history, and a keen eye for detail. If you're interested in joining our team, please send your CV and a cover letter to info@museum.com.

Curator Duties:

  • Identify, collect, and maintain art and artifacts related to the organization’s mission statement
  • Develop and implement exhibits to show relevant and rare artifacts
  • Develop and implement exhibits to educate and entertain visitors
  • Develop and manage a budget for art acquisition and preservation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various donors and organizations
  • Approve and authorize museum purchases
  • Oversee museum facilities and grounds
  • Evaluate and plan museum renovations
  • Manage the museum’s inventory
  • Manage museum staff and contractors
  • Manage museum security
  • Oversee lighting, climate control, and other museum operations

Curator Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Regional Director and Operations Manager to highlight the region's top performing sales associates, as well as highlight the region's best brands and properties
  • Interview potential sales associates, evaluate their sales skills, and make sure they are qualified to work in the field
  • Work closely with the regional team to support new sales associates until they are ready to join the field
  • Supervise day-to-day activities of the field team
  • Track employee performance, including making weekly reports to the Regional Director and Operations Manager
  • Coordinate activities with regional team, home office, and dealers
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a training and marketing plan, including support in the selection, training, and coaching of field personnel
  • Develop and maintain relationships with franchisees, dealers, and other business partners
  • Prepare and maintain a list of guest contacts and service history

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years’ proven experience in a gallery and museum setting
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and listening skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a business. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the communities we serve and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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