As an integral part of an exciting new initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks an innovative, energetic, and ambitious New Media Curator-Lecturer at the Associate level. Located at the Davis, this position is charged primarily with curatorial duties (75%); and also has lecturing responsibilities in the Art Department at Wellesley College (25%). A three-year appointment, the New Media Curator-Lecturer is an integrated part of the Davis staff, as well as an active participant in the Art Department; s/he reports to the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs / Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis.
Over three years, the New Media Art curator-lecturer's duties will include: research and development, the staging of interventions and exhibitions, strategic collections assessment and acquisition planning, and programming at the Davis. S/he will undertake a series of interventions to situate New Media Art within the Davis and beyond the Museum walls, including unexpected sites around campus; will produce a collections assessment and new media acquisitions plan for the Davis; and will propose, undertake, and culminate the Initiative with a major exhibition and web publication. As lecturer in the Art Department, s/he will in the first year of the appointment manage and populate a year-long New Media Art seminar of readings and guest talks designed for faculty with additional sessions for students; and in subsequent years will teach two upper level student courses on New Media Art.
MA or PhD in Art History or a relevant field, with demonstrated expertise in New Media aesthetics, theory, history, and curatorial practice; a significant publication history; and a track record of inventive exhibitions that engage and explicate New Media Art. The candidate will join the staff of a museum at the center of the intellectual life of a vital undergraduate campus, and to be successful should possess a strong commitment to the unique orientation of the academic museum and to the teaching mission of the Davis.