Assistant Curator for Campus and Public Programs
Greensboro, NC 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description
Posting Details
Position Number 014240
Functional Title Assistant Curator for Campus and Public Programs
Position Type Staff
Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning
University Information
, 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.
Position Summary
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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires a masters degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience that includes a minimum of a bachelor's degree and at least two years of relevant experience).
  • Three years of successful teaching experience with a variety of audiences.
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, teamwork, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make connections between works of art and the ideas they embody and diverse disciplines across the curriculum, and to create and implement successful teaching strategies in-person and online.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications for scheduling, presenting, data collecting, and evaluation.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

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
FTE 1.000
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 12
FLSA Exempt

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. EOE AA/M/F/D/V


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$46,000 - $51,000
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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