From: "Polly Nordstrand" <[log in to unmask]>
The Denver Art Museum offers an outstanding opportunity to a dynamic,
creative and entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about
photography. The new Associate Curator will establish and direct the
department of Photography and Media Arts and raise it to regional and
In 1922, the Denver Camera Club was founded as a branch of the Denver
Art Museum; photography has been exhibited regularly at the museum
since that time. The museumís photographic holdings currently
encompass over 7000 works, including the renowned Wolf Collection of
19th Century American landscape photography, and extensive holdings
of work by Edward Curtis, David Francis Barry, and John Hillers. The
twentieth century collection includes works by Bauhaus artist Herbert
Bayer, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Clarence White, Laura
Gilpin, Robert Adams, Diane Arbus and a distinguished group of Czech
avant-garde photographers. Contemporary artists include Lucas
Samaras, Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari, Yasumasa Morimura
and a host of artists who push the boundaries of electronic media
arts. The new curator is expected to assess and refine the existing
collection, and establish future collecting priorities. Important
responsibilities include organizing original photography exhibitions
and curating rented shows, researching and publishing the collection,
and collaborating with collectors, patrons and cultural organizations
to generate engaging public programs.
The successful candidate for this position will have a strong
national network of professional colleagues, collectors and dealers,
and must be willing to travel. A thorough historical and technical
understanding of photography as an artistic medium is essential. A
substantial record of exhibitions and publications, and strong fund-
raising and public speaking abilities are also necessary. A
demonstrated record of successful collaboration with curatorial
colleagues, conservators, educators, designers and other museum
professionals is expected.
Three or more years as a curator, or equivalent professional experience.
M.A. or M.F.A. required, Ph.D. preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals both
inside and outside the museum.
This is a full time benefited position. Please send a letter of
interest, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of references (with contact
information) to the Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
CO, 80204 Attn: Human Resources Coordinator or fax to 720-913-2768.
Closing date: October 15, 2007