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Center for Curatorial Studies and Hessel Museum of Art Bard College (CCS Bard) seeks Director of Graduate Program

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) seeks an accomplished curator, scholar, or critic to direct its graduate program in curatorial studies, one of the preeminent programs worldwide for the education of curators of contemporary art.

Lecture as part of the exhibition Living Under the Same Roof, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College

The Director of the Graduate Program provides intellectual and administrative leadership of the Center’s graduate study and research programs. She or he is responsible for curriculum development; teaching in the graduate program; faculty and student recruitment; graduate program administration; and the development of research projects, publications, and colloquia. The Director of the Graduate Program is encouraged to develop exhibitions, public programs, and publications for CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum of Art, as well as inviting artists and curators-in-residence, guest speakers, and visiting faculty. The Director of the Graduate Program works collaboratively with the CCS Executive Director to coordinate the Center’s educational, exhibitions, and public programs and to fundraise for the graduate and research programs.

Candidates must have an advanced postgraduate degree (M.A., M.F.A, or Ph.D.) in a field pertinent to the graduate program, close familiarity with the contemporary visual arts and current curatorial and exhibition practice, and significant experience teaching at the graduate level. The Director of the Graduate Program is a full time, twelve month, academic and administrative appointment with full benefits and competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position is located on Bard College’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Applicants must submit a letter of interest including salary expectations and c.v. by email only to [email protected].

Bard is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

For further information about CCS Bard and its graduate and research programs see

Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
T 845 758 7598
[email protected]