Curator, Illustrations

Los Angeles, California, United States · Curatorial

Description

About the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation, visual effects, and more). Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Expo Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a research library, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. Additional information at lucasmuseum.org.


Equal Opportunity Policy

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.


The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

Applicants interested in this role are strongly encouraged to apply at: lucasmuseum.workable.com


Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role)

The Curatorial team at the Lucas Museum is tasked with overseeing the collection and its strategic growth, development, presentation and interpretation as well as related exhibitions and programs. Curators support and collaborate with the Museum leadership in developing and implementing a cohesive vision and strategy for the collections and exhibitions of the Museum. To achieve a balanced schedule of monographic, thematic, and traveling exhibitions, Curators will work cross-departmentally to propose large and small-scale exhibitions, collaborate with other departments to implement and communicate all aspects relating to these projects.


In coordination with museum colleagues, Curators will research and write scholarly publications and texts; assist with the development and growth of the permanent collection, including acquisitions across many media and cultures; consult on related marketing initiatives; and represent the Museum by delivering lectures, participating in symposia, and in other ways that further the Museum’s mission. Curators will be responsible for developing the first draft of texts for publication, didactic and interpretative materials, and public-facing programs – working collaboratively across departments to edit and finalize these materials.


Curators with an area of expertise (e.g. Film, Comic Art, Illustration, Children’s Book Illustration) have the added responsibility of formulating strategies and suggesting the incorporation of that subject area into the overall exhibition presentations.


All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.

Core competencies for this role

Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Collections & Exhibitions

Curatorial Specialization

Planning

Special projects and other duties as designated by Managing Director, Curatorial, Deputy Director, or designee.

Requirements

Education / Experience:

Skills:

Knowledge

Abilities

Benefits

Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff:

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