Wyoming Arts Council

Help Wanted: Collections Curator

The State Museum in the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is looking for a collections curator. Here are the details:

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the care and maintenance of all art works held by the State Museum, curate art work for Museum exhibitions and serve as liaison between elected officials, the State Legislative Service Office and the State Museum regarding the Legislative Artwork Donation Program, the Governor’s Capitol Art Collection, the Governor’s Residence Sculpture selection and the Governor’s Portrait Project.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Coordinate art work in State Museum, the Capitol, the Governor’s residence, the Dept. of Education, Travel & Tourism. Coordinate legislative art work donation program, Governor’s Capitol Art Collection, Governor’s portrait project and residence sculpture project. Provide five (5) elected officials offices and Travel and Tourism with Capitol Art Collection. Oversee Governor’s portrait selection process, artist’s timeline, unveiling process and framing process. Promote legislative art work donation program by placing ads in periodicals and soliciting donations from artists and donors. Attend legislative facilities meetings and State Parks and Cultural Resources meetings when appropriate. Care and maintenance of art works. Provide necessary resources for temporary exhibits and maintain inventory of art collections. Coordinate Art’s Council Biennial Exhibit. Maintain records and organize storage of art works in art storage areas and Past Perfect. Curate work for art exhibits, organize receptions for art exhibits, print materials and publicity. Serve as member of exhibits committee and museum rotating security staff. Work with collections, education, public relations and web staff. Attend exhibit meetings and provide input into exhibit schedules. Provide updated calendar schedules when necessary. Attend conferences or meetings for professional development. Provide monthly reports. Represent museum at meetings/conferences. Attend museum staff meetings. Submit grant applications for museum exhibits.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of various art forms and artists of Wyoming and the West. Knowledge of Museum and Art Exhibit practices. Skill in organization and time management and in independent judgment. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work with volunteers, government officials, arts administrators, artists and donors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelors degree in arts administration, visual , literary or performing arts, art history, business or public administration or closely related field PLUS two years professional work experience in the arts or cultural organizations.

APPLICATIONS: For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=14851 or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: 307-777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work.

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