Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

The Clark Art Institute seeks a highly motivated and team-oriented professional to serve as the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. This individual is responsible for the care, exhibition, acquisition, research, and interpretation of the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper. The Clark’s collection ranges from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, including prints and drawings by Dürer, drawings by Rubens, Tiepolo, and works by other canonical Old Masters. The collection’s great strength lies in the nineteenth century, with particularly strong works by Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Homer, among others. The collection was greatly enhanced by the 2007 gift of the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Collection of British Art, which is rich in drawings and watercolors by Constable, Turner, Girtin, Rowlandson, and Gainsborough. More recently, the Clark has begun developing a collection of early photography.
 
The Manton Curator is a key member of the Clark’s curatorial staff, involved with all aspects of the museum program and overseeing the development and programming of the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper as well as organizing exhibitions for the adjacent Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper. S/he develops and maintains contact with the general public, donors, lenders, students, and professional colleagues to expand the audience for the Clark’s collections, programs, and publications.
 
The Manton Curator also supervises, trains, and actively mentors curatorial assistants, work-study students, and interns, and advises other students interested in prints, drawings, and photographs. Clark curators are encouraged to teach in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, which is jointly administered by the Clark.
 
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The ideal candidate has an advanced degree in art history (PhD preferred); at least seven years of relevant professional experience; proven research, writing, and confident public speaking skills; and an enthusiastic commitment to participation in the world of prints, drawings, and photographs both nationally and internationally.
 
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your interest and experience along with your resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to: [email protected]. The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.