Hartford, CT

Director of Exhibitions & Collections Management

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art seeks a Director of Exhibitions & Collections Management who will orchestrate compelling visual art experiences embraced by diverse communities and steward the care and safekeeping of the museum’s vast collections. Please click to view the full position description or to nominate/apply.

For more than 175 years, the Wadsworth has inspired audiences as Connecticut’s flagship visual arts institution. The global arts community knows the museum not only for its peerless collections, but also as a place of engaging programming. Dynamic and varied special exhibitions have captured the public’s interest for nearly a century, enriching conversations surrounding art of the past and the art of today.

An active acquisitions program and generous patrons have enabled the Wadsworth’s collections to grow from the original core group of 87 paintings to more than 50,000 high-quality works of art representing a broad range of cultures – from Mediterranean antiquity to the art of our times in a wide array of media. Museum staff are sought out by global arts leaders as consortium and thought partners, and the Wadsworth’s last nine exhibitions have garnered national media press and critical acclaim.

The museum has a balanced annual operating budget of about $10m prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and an investment base exceeding $102 million, of which $88 million is an endowment comprised of unrestricted and restricted operating funds as well as restricted funds for the purchase of art. Reporting to the Director/CEO (who serves as chief curator), the Director of Exhibitions & Collections Management will lead a 10-person department that includes conservation, registration and museum design functions.

We appreciate you sharing the position description with your network, and also any nominations you might have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Steve Oppenheim or Mark Oppenheim at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.