Curator of Art Collections

Payroll Title: UCP 9
Class Code: 0903-9089
Job Family: CUR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 646


Under the general direction of the Director, is responsible for the preservation, development and presentation of the University Museum’s art collection.


  1. Supervises the care and preservation of the permanent collection, particularly in the determination of conservation needs, and is fully responsible for the Museum’s print room and access to it.
  2. Conducts ongoing research on objects in the collection; serves as the Museum’s general source of scholarship in a variety of fields relating to the collection.
  3. Researches and presents exhibitions from the Museum’s collection and from other institutions and private parties; participates in the research writing and production of the catalog for exhibitions, when required.
  4. Serves as a member of the Museum Philosophy and Policy Panel.
  5. Recommends an annual conservation priority list and the necessary purchases for the maintenance and preservation of the collections.
  6. Serves as key person for the purchase of works of art for the permanent collection, in concert with Museum administrators and advisory committee.
  7. Participates in developing the schedule of exhibitions and programs to be presented by the Museum.
  8. Serves as point of decision regarding requests for loans from the permanent collection.
  9. Participates in the final determination of design and layout of exhibitions, as personally designed or as assigned.
  10. Solicits gifts from donors and serves as a member of the Gift Acceptance Committee.
  11. May, on occasion, advise faculty in the formation of exhibitions for their classes; coordinates the  use of the Museum’s collection by faculty members and from persons outside the University.
  12. Provides public service information through lectures and expert advice and consulting about the care of works of art.
  13. Trains and supervises student workers.
  14. Secures, on an ongoing basis, Library of Congress numbers and copyrights for all museum publications.
  15. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Ph.D. in Art, Art History or related field
  2. Two to five years experience as Curator or Curator/Art Historian combination in a museum context
  3. Thorough knowledge of Art History

Date Created: 6/28/85