May 10, 2021

Seeking Associate Curator of Campus & Community Engagement and Development Manager

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

Louise Bourgeois, Eyes (nine elements), 2001. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Courtesy of WCMA.

Williams College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the following open positions:

Associate Curator of Campus and Community Engagement
The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) seeks an Associate Curator of Campus and Community Engagement (ACE). The Williams College Museum of Art creates inspirational art experiences to instigate new thinking about objects, people, and the world—and it does so from within the nation’s top-ranked liberal arts college and a community diverse in history and constituents. A vibrant center for the arts and civic discourse at Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts’ ability to catalyze creativity and critical thinking as well as activism through the humanities. Deeply committed to social justice, WCMA is a vital hub for intimate and group participation; for taking risks and testing experimental forms of scholarship as practice; and most importantly for teaching and learning, boldly affirming the relevance of the history of art and the museum visit as vital to everyday life. Please visit our website.

Anchored by excellence in teaching, this position centralizes lifelong learning with works of art through college-wide collaborations, regional partnerships, and socially engaged programming at WCMA. The ACE is a dedicated art museum professional whose practice stems from an interdisciplinary study of works of art with strengths in student engagement, community-based work, and DEIA. Committed to racial equity in all we do, the ACE plays a critical role in making the museum a platform for creativity and innovation, curricular learning and co-curricular life, civic and cultural engagement. Situated within a dynamic engagement team, we seek an innovative practitioner who values an experimental approach to public practice and who thinks rigorously about teaching and learning in the context of the museum visit. As a “teacher of teachers” overseeing student educators, the ACE is an essential museum partner in developing a genuinely inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and accessible museum for the college and as a model for the field. Professional development and active contribution to museum fields are supported. Research, reflection, and evaluation are instrumental to our work and integrated into a holistic process of our own institutional learning about the role of a college art museum on campus and in the world.

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Development Manager
The Development Manager will play a key role in advancing the mission of Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) by planning, organizing, and implementing projects around donor stewardship and museum related events and programs for alumni and prospects in the college community. The Development Manager will function as a collaborator across museums departments, including Engagement, Communications, and Curatorial, as well as the college’s Alumni Relations staff, Stewardship office, and Advancement Operations team to streamline communications and processes that are key to shared goals. This position provides critical logistical support to the museum’s major donor programs, and the Visiting Committee, the museum’s leadership advisory group.

The museum places a personal commitment to supporting the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at the heart of every staff role. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. The Development Manager is a key partner in supporting efforts on behalf of the museum that invite broad engagement across the diverse alumni and family communities of Williams, and the general public of the museum's wider audience and stakeholders. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further the college’s goal of building a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Visit for more info and to apply online. Review of applications begins May 18, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. Email hr [​at​] or call T (413) 597 2681 with any questions.

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