The Lawrenceville School announces a job opening for a Curator of the School’s Permanent Collection and Director of its galleries. The Curator/Gallery Director is reponsible for managing and maintaining the School's collection, developing and coordinating shows, and electronic and in-person security. The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and be effective “self-starters” in managing numerous projects at the same time.
The curator part of the position includes:
The care and maintenance of the School’s Permanent and Furnishings Collection of art and artifacts, including proper on- and off-site storage. In addition, the position includes
Cataloging, researching and preparatory handling of artwork for storage or exhibition
Processing of loans and acquisitions
Coordinating and mounting 3 exhibitions annually in the Rotunda Gallery
Maintenance of collection software and gallery webpage
Development and stewardship of the permanent collection, including liaison work with Alumni and Development Office
The gallery director part of the position includes:
Coordinating and installing approximately five shows per year in the “white galleries”, including two faculty or student shows and three shows of regional artists
Working to ensure representation of diverse artists’ work to represent and coordinate with the school’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Both parts of the job include:
Security: monitoring electronic security and maintaining a presence in the galleries via self or others (parent volunteers, students, etc.)
Maintenance of gallery conditions: lighting, environment (temperature, humidity)
Outreach to the Lawrenceville community of teachers, parents, alumni and, when appropriate, the outside local community
Gallery Public Relations: design of brochures and mailings and liaison work with Lawrenceville Communications Department
A Bachelor's degree in art, art history or museum studies
Experience in gallery management
Aesthetic design skills for exhibition design, brochure creation, etc.
Facility with collection management software (can train)
Strong organizational skills and project management
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options, and many other valuable programs.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. A welcoming community with students from more than 30 states and nearly 40 countries, the School serves students in grades nine through post-graduate. Lawrenceville employs the Harkness method of learning, stimulating thoughtful inquiry and debate. Across academic, residential, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all. For additional information, please visit www.lawrenceville.org.
The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.