Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

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Education & Experience:
  • Ph.D. in the History of Art or related field, in combination with 5 to 7 years of museum experience. 
  • Established record of scholarly achievement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Fluency in at least one language besides English preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact with a wide range of people at different levels of an organization. 
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Proven experience working with collectors and donor cultivation. 

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • May work extended or non-standard hours, weekends and holidays based on business needs.
  • Occasional local and overnight travel may be required.
  • May work in areas with exposure to dust, paint, chemicals and other toxins.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

The job description can be found here, as well as on the American Alliance of Museums, College Art Association, and Association of Academic Museums and Galleries sites. Please submit a cover letter describing experience, as well as a c.v. as described.

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