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Director, Curatorial Services, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) seeks an experienced, forward-looking Director of Curatorial Services (DCS) to lead curatorial departments at its living-history museums: Jamestown Settlement (JS) and new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY). DCS guides the exhibition program, growth/development of collection, expansion of educational mission. Leads department's initiatives to enhance inclusivity, broaden audiences, bring scholarly expertise to interpretation.

OPPORTUNITIES: Join major forward-facing, visitor-focused, AAM-accredited museum with significant budget, big plans for the future, including upcoming $9M refresh of main gallery at JS and special exhibitions/events at ARMY. Be part of team overseeing exhibition galleries, theaters, and activity-filled outdoor living-history areas. Live/work in historic Williamsburg, VA, 3½ hours from Washington and Baltimore.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee curators/collections management staff in exhibit-development/installation, care/refinement of collections. Organize/schedule/manage department staff to maximize talent, meet JYF needs. Develop/manage budget. Provide scholarly expertise for multiple departments. Represent JYF to various audiences.

REQUIREMENTS: PhD/equivalent in related field preferred. MA required. Minimum five years' experience as curatorial administrator/senior curator at significant history museum or related organization. Knowledge of 17th, 18th-century American history, including African cultural issues in early America, Virginia Indian history, issues of cultural sensitivity in historical interpretation. Strong background in exhibitions, collections management. Track record of using objects to tell stories and using current/innovative approaches to make history accessible and engaging to varied audiences. Excellent project manager with strong organizational, communication, staff management skills. Collaborative; strategic thinker; familiar with current trends/best practices. Basic knowledge of fundraising.

FULL DESCRIPTION/HOW TO APPLY: https://museum-search.com/all-searches/2018/8/7/jamestown-yorktown-foundation .

Apply by 9/17/18. EEO/AA/ADA.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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