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The Supervisory Museum Curator reports directly to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM) Director. The position's primary function is to provide leadership to the Museum’s curatorial departments (215,000 objects), and to direct the overall curatorial vision and creative direction of content for the institution.

In this position, you will...

Serve as the Director’s lead and principal partner/advisor on curatorial affairs, content, and creative vision, and assist the Director and other senior management staff in developing overall policy and direction for the museum to fulfill its stated mission.
Prepare and manage the department’s curatorial budget and work closely with the Exhibitions and Finance teams on the annual calendar of exhibitions and projects, in accordance with budget processes and approvals.
Oversee CHSDM’s acquisitions (including purchases, gifts, and commissions) to expand the scope, improve the collection’s overall quality, and uphold CHSDM’s mission to broaden and diversify its holdings.
Oversee the Conservation team and other curatorial functions, as well as oversee, supervise, and manage the work of five curatorial departments
New York NY USA


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