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Sunitha Menon and Paul Grand Curator of Photography and New Media

The James A. Michener Art Museum, a thriving, AAM-accredited art museum located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce a new curatorial opportunity with a focus in photography and new media, a position that recognizes and celebrates the photographic heritage of Bucks County and the Delaware Valley Region. The Sunitha Menon and Paul Grand Curator of Photography and New Media will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their efforts to enhance access to and understanding of this dynamic and constantly evolving media through exhibitions, lectures, scholarship, and public engagement opportunities.

The successful candidate for this groundbreaking position will lead efforts in reimagining the role of photography and new media within the Museum and in the broader Delaware Valley region. S/he is an active curator/scholar with interdisciplinary interests who is able to situate regional developments within a broader national and global perspective. S/he has a proven ability to develop and organize original, challenging, and timely exhibitions and research projects that derive from the Museum’s permanent collection or are collaborative efforts with other institutions. The curator serves as an ambassador for the Michener, and will actively engage with collectors and patrons, professional colleagues, and partner institutions.

Building upon the programming and exhibitions efforts of the Museum’s recent curatorial fellowship in photography, the Curator of Photography and New Media will play a pivotal role in shaping the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions and programming. While we intend to remain grounded in the rich history and vibrant photographic activities of our region, we are also committed to encouraging novel and creative expansions that showcase photography in a broader context. The successful candidate will be someone who can articulate a distinctive vision and position the Museum to express this vital medium on a national stage.

Primary responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chief Curator, and working with other members of the Museum’s curatorial team, the Curator of Photography and New Media will

Qualifications:

About the Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, and promotes the work of nationally and internationally known Delaware Valley artists of all eras and creative disciplines. The museum presents exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions and offers diverse educational programs that develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. Given the strong interest in photography among our audiences, as well as the significance of the region’s photographers to the development of the media, the Michener Art Museum has also begun to place greater programmatic emphasis on photography. As part of its current strategic plan, the Michener Art Museum has determined to build upon this strong foundation to make photography a programmatic emphasis through innovative scholarly exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions.

The James A. Michener Art Museum prides itself on creating a work environment that brings out the best in all the individuals who work here. The benefits package includes health and disability insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:

Search Committee, Curator of Photography and New Media
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901

Application materials may be emailed to rrosen@michenerartmuseum.org.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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