Peabody Essex Museum Is Hiring A Curator, Fashion & Textiles In Salem, MA

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions.
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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks a curatorial leader with deep experience in historical, modern and contemporary fashion and textiles and a track record of developing engaging exhibitions. The successful candidate will be active in fashion circles, well-versed in current developments, and adept at teasing out connections between fashion, creativity, and culture.

OPPORTUNITIES: The curator for this newly-endowed position at a major museum in metro-Boston will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the museum’s forward-looking, team-based program in Fashion and Textiles by organizing innovative exhibitions, interpretation and programming, strategically enhancing the collection, and conducting original research. PEM’s extraordinary collection of fashion, costumes, and textiles from around the world, primarily from the late 17th century forward, constitutes a distinctive international collection of high overall quality. http://www.pem.org/collections/

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop the museum’s first permanent-collection gallery dedicated to fashion, scheduled to open in the new wing in 2019. Develop a systematic plan to strengthen PEM’s fashion and textiles collection through strategic acquisitions of historical, modern and contemporary works, long-term loans, research, and conservation initiatives. Enhance and expand the museum’s international network and partnerships with museums; cultivate and secure patronage for PEM’s fashion and textile initiatives. REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; specialty in fashion and textiles. Must be a team-player, donor relationship-builder, enjoy innovative approaches. Experience with both historical and contemporary fashion and textiles preferred. An established international network is highly desirable. 

Full qualifications/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com.

Apply by 4/3/2017 to SearchandRef@museum-search.com.

EOE. Nominations welcome.