|Functional Title||Assistant Curator for Campus and Public Programs|
|Position Eclass||EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning|
, located in the of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher and . Founded in 1891 and one of the original three institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most in the state with , and members representing 90+ nationalities. With , in over , UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for , with noted strengths in , and follow UNCG on , , and .
|Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit||
The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro enriches the lives of diverse individuals and connects multiple communities, both on and off-campus, by presenting, interpreting, and collecting modern and contemporary art. In recognizing its paramount role of public service, the Weatherspoon fosters an appreciation of the ability of art to positively impact lives. WAM is internationally known for its collections of American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper and for its exhibitions that help broaden the story of American art to be more inclusive of women and artists of color. History The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro was founded by Gregory Ivy in 1941 and is the earliest of any art facility within the UNC system. The museum was founded as a resource for the campus, community, and region and its early leadership developed an emphasis-maintained to this day-on presenting and acquiring modern and contemporary works of art. A 1949 bequest from the renowned collection of Dr. Claribel and Etta Cone, which included prints and bronzes by Henri Matisse and other works on paper by American and European modernists, helped to establish the Weatherspoon's collection. Other prescient acquisitions during Ivy's tenure included 1951 suspended mobile by Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning's pivotal 1949-50 Woman, and the first drawings by Eva Hesse and Robert Smithson to enter a museum collection. In 1989, the museum moved into its present location in The Anne and Benjamin Cone Building designed by the architectural firm Mitchell Giurgula. The museum has six galleries and a sculpture courtyard with over 17,000 square feet of exhibition space. The American Alliance of Museums accredited the Weatherspoon in 1995 and renewed its accreditation in 2005 and 2015. Collections + Exhibitions The permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum is considered to be one of the foremost of its kind in the Southeast. It represents all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Among the approximately 6,000 works in the collection are pieces by such prominent figures as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edward Weston, Joseph Stella, David Smith, Jackson Pollock, Elizabeth Catlett, Louise Nevelson, Gordon Parks, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, Adrian Piper, Betye Saar, Amy Sillman, Nick Cave, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Sanford Biggers. The museum regularly lends to major exhibitions nationally and internationally. The Weatherspoon also is known for its dynamic exhibition program. Through a lively annual calendar of exhibitions and a multi-disciplinary educational program for audiences of all ages, the museum provides an opportunity for visitors to consider artistic, cultural, and social issues of our time-enriching the life of our university, community, and region.
The Assistant Curator for Campus and Public Programs manages the scheduling and implementation of university and public programming and engages with university and community audiences through cross-disciplinary, multi-modal instruction. This includes maintaining the museum's programs and events calendar, managing the volunteer docent program, teaching university classes, and serving as the liaison for K-12 school engagement. Supports the director in developing a vibrant and engaged community by promoting the museum's commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
|Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.
|Recruitment Range||$46,000 - $51,000|
|Org #-Department||Weatherspoon Art Museum - 11001|
|Job Open Date||11/17/2021|
|For Best Consideration Date|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Type of Appointment||Permanent|
|If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.|
|Number of Months per Year||12|