Career Opportunities


Curator of Art and Arts Management Instructor

Posting Date

2/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Curator of Art and Arts Management Instructor
UW System Title:  Academic Curator

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for the position of Curator of the Lawton Gallery and Instructor of Arts Management. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of exhibitions at the Lawton Gallery (preparatory, curatorial, informational, maintenance, operational, supervisory, outreach/social media, marketing, and financial), maintenance of the permanent collection, and teaching and administration duties within the Arts Management program. The Curator will be responsible for approximately 6 exhibits per year, including faculty and student shows, and will be expected to mount a creative variety of other exhibits which demonstrate a broad spectrum of arts and cultural interests appropriate to a University setting.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Act as Curator of Art, including management of UWGB’s permanent collection and all exhibits in the Lawton Gallery and other campus exhibit spaces as necessary.
  • Plan, develop, install and monitor all exhibits in the Lawton Gallery each year, including faculty shows, senior shows, and juried shows.
  • Care for UW-Green Bay’s permanent collection, including placing art works around campus as appropriate.
  • Promote Lawton Gallery events to University community and community at large.
  • Supervise student gallery workers.
  • As appropriate, write grants or otherwise raise funds for special exhibits.
  • Teach one course each semester in Gallery and Museum Practices, and one additional course per year in a subject of candidate’s specialty. Gallery course includes basics of collection maintenance, curation, design and installation of exhibits. Other potential courses might include fundraising, marketing, audience development, seminar courses or arts in the community.
  • Coordinate advising and internship placement for Arts Management Majors and Minors.
  • Act as faculty advisor to students enrolled in Gallery and Museum Practices Minor Emphasis as well as additional students as assigned by Chair of Arts Management.
  • Assist with placement of Arts Management majors and minors in community or on-campus internships and act as faculty supervisor for these internships.
  • Supervise Gallery and Museum Practices students who intern within the Lawton Gallery.
  • Participate in campus recruitment activities such as Majors Fair, Campus Preview Days and Arts Open House.



  • Masters degree in art history, museum studies, curatorial studies or related field; Master of Fine Arts in studio art or related field; or equivalent
  • Previous curatorial or related museum/gallery experience
  • Expertise in contemporary art
  • Experience supervising staff and/or students


  • Additional Undergraduate or Masters degree emphasis in Arts Management
  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of types of museums
  • College level teaching experience in museum studies or arts management
  • Scholarly or creative record in art, art history, arts management, or related area
  • Record of successful funding procurement and grant activity
  • Experience in arts management (marketing, fundraising, program management)
  • Experience working directly with college students on advising, project coordination, or internship placement
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary education and diversity

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

This position requires the ability to negotiate physical maintenance of collection and gallery, including lifting objects up to 40 pounds, using a ladder, standing and walking for moderate periods, and handling fragile items.  Some travel will be required in state based on needs of the gallery.

Position is a full-time, 100%, 9-month Academic Staff appointment. This position also includes one month of summer work associated with curator duties. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13997"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Curator of Art and Arts Management Instructor"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Janet Gomez
Phone: (920) 465-2348

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, March 2, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.