Bard Graduate Center
Exhibitions DirectorBard Graduate Center (BGC) invites applications for the position of Director of Exhibitions. This is a full-time, on-site position at our campus on West 86th Street in New York City.
The Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City dedicated to the study of the cultural history of the material world and committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, and cultural history. Our students gravitate to careers in museums, academia, the art world, and publishing. Our MA and PhD degree programs, gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.
The successful candidate for this position will be a scholar of great intellectual breadth, curiosity and vision. The candidate will have a Ph.D in art history or a related field, experience in teaching at the college or university level, and curatorial experience in a museum or gallery. As a key position in an institution that is a graduate program, public gallery, and research institute, the Director of Exhibitions will play a role in all aspects of the intellectual life of the BGC, from creating exhibitions, to providing guidance for exhibitions curated by others, to serving as mentor for BGC’s associate curators, to managing gallery staff, to teaching courses about curatorial thinking and other topics to our MA and PhD students. In addition, the Director of Exhibitions will oversee administrative responsibilities of the department, create timelines, review contracts and ensure exhibitions remain on schedule from start to finish. Together with the Director and Chair of Academic Programs, the Director of Exhibitions will shape BGC’s exhibition program into its next quarter century. We seek someone who can draw on the distinctive features of a graduate research institute to make dynamic exhibitions that will teach, move and delight the public in New York and around the world.
Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position is $150,000 - $175,000 + a generous benefits package.
Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected]
Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the position is filled.
Bard College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and follow the guidelines and protocols established to address campus safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.