June 16, 2005

Curator position at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Washington University in St. Louis


Salary: Open

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Type: Full time – Experienced

Open: Fall 2005

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis seeks candidates for the position of curator to join our museum team as we move into new facilities opening in fall 2006. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the new building will include 2 temporary exhibition galleries and a permanent collection gallery, totaling approximately 10,000 sq. ft., and a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor sculpture garden. As a nationally accredited art museum that is part of a top ten research institution, the Kemper’s focus is interdisciplinary, international, and intellectual, serving both the university and the major metropolitan St. Louis area. The curator is responsible for developing and implementing new and existing curatorial programs in coordination with the director, including temporary collection and loan exhibitions, interdisciplinary faculty exhibition projects, and permanent collection displays. The curator also oversees management of the collection, which includes significant holdings of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, sculptures, and prints as well as major contemporary works. This is a two year position with the possibility of becoming permanent. Interviews will begin July 6, 2005. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive based on experience with full university benefits. Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ph.D. in Art History with specialty in modern and contemporary American art; minimum of three years museum experience; demonstrated success with exhibitions and scholarly museum publications. Teaching experience preferred. Must be able to collaborate with university faculty, museum staff, professional colleagues, and museum supporters. Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to supervise and motivate others; budgetary responsibilities; grant writing and other fundraising experience.

To apply:

Send CV, three references, and a letter of interest referencing job number 050226 to [email protected]

About the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum:

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is an AAM-accredited museum at Washington University in St. Louis, an independent research institution ranked among the top in the country. Through its exhibitions and programs the Kemper Art Museum encourages discussion about the meaning of art and culture to contemporary life. The museum is committed to furthering critical thinking and visual literacy within the university and larger St. Louis community. For more information about the museum please visit our website at For more information about Washington University in St. Louis please visit the university’s website at

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