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Curator — Earlham College Art Collection

November 20, 2019


Earlham College invites applications for a long-term, part-time position as the Curator of the Earlham Art Collection. This position includes roles of a Registrar, Curator, Preparator and Educator.

Earlham College is a selective national liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana, with about 1,000 students. Recognized nationally for the quality of its academic programs, the College attracts a diverse student body that is national and international in composition. The Art Collection serves College’s museum studies program, art history and studio classes, and the entire student body. The Collection consists of nearly 4,000 objects that vary widely in type and origin. Strengths of the Collection include European and American prints, craft traditions from around the world, art of the Midwest, and art by and about Quakers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize and install exhibitions for Ronald Gallery and displays in LBC cases to serve courses being taught and/or with the participation of Curatorial Practicum students.
  • Offer Curatorial Practicum course to two students every semester.
  • Improve documentation and physical conditions of Collection objects.
  • Teach with original works of art in occasional classes in other faculty’s courses in Art, Museum Studies, Anthropology, Earlham Seminars, etc.
  • Supervise student workers who assist with ongoing tasks to improve documentation and conditions of the Collection.
  • Assist scholars who are researching artists represented in the collection.
    • Attend Art Department meetings and presentations by senior art majors.
    • Install art, as requested in select parts of campus and President’s house.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in art or museum-related field is preferred.
  • An interest in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts context is essential.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

Materials should be submitted in a single PDF document to Kate Shiprak, Human Resources Office Manager, at

Review of applications will commence immediately.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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