Employment

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) seeks a Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art to help lead the museum into its next phase of growth. OMAA seeks a scholar with curatorial experience and broad knowledge of American art capable of directing a small team, consisting of an assistant curator and preparator. Knowledge of Maine artists and Ogunquit’s art colonies, or demonstrated interest in broadening that knowledge, is especially welcome. OMAA’s Executive Director and board are committed to providing state-of-the-art climate control at the museum, as well as other building improvements, staffing infrastructure, and exhibition support, consistent with an accredited museum aspiring to national recognition. The following are desired:

• Proven ability to build a program of exciting rotating exhibitions of American art, including OMAA’s outdoor sculpture park
• Commitment to a local & global paradigm, engaging Maine artists as well as national trends and developments in contemporary art
• Strong commitment to diversity and accessibility, to educating the public about the collection, and to develop exciting programming for the community
• Desire to connect OMAA with other museums and scholars on regional and national levels
• Commitment to directing the collections committee and the growth of the permanent collection
• Willingness to engage a committed and growing base of donors, docents, volunteers, and interns
• Knowledge of collections care and current practice
• PhD or MA in art history or related field preferred

Please email a CV, cover letter, writing sample (not to exceed three pages), and three references to hr@nullogunquitmuseum.org


Gift Shop Manager

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art seeks an energetic and art-oriented manager for “The Shop at OMAA.” The following are desired:
• Proven experience with customer service, retail management, vendor management, and buying
• Friendly team player who can manage a seasonal staff of 8-10 gallery attendants
• Desire to feature Maine artists and tell the history of modern and contemporary art in Maine and the Ogunquit art colonies with books, jewelry, seasonal items, and art
• Design expertise for display and how objects can tell stories
• Familiarity with Square and best practices with inventory and consignment
• Background in art or related field; B.A. or B.F.A preferred but not required
• Proven ability to meet monthly reporting requirements
The position is part time with flexible hours. The Shop at OMAA is open May 1st through October 31st. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email a resume and cover letter to: hr@nullogunquitmuseum.org

 


About OMAA: Celebrating its artistic heritage and origins in Ogunquit’s art colonies, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art engages and educates a diverse audience by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting American art. Opened in 1953, OMAA was founded by Lost Generation artist Henry Strater. Closely tied to one of the earliest art colonies of the American modernist art movement, OMAA today houses a permanent collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, film, and photographs from the late 1800s to the present. The museum showcases American art by mounting seasonal modern and contemporary exhibitions and programs. OMAA’s seaside landscape—a three-acre sculpture park containing 18 small gardens—complements its exhibitions and overlooks Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean.

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