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Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art seeks a creative, energetic, and highly-motivated Curator to oversee its exhibitions and collections program.  Founded in 1895, the CRMA annually organizes approximately six to ten exhibitions that primarily focus on its collections and on contemporary art in all media from the region.  These exhibitions are occasionally supplemented by significant traveling exhibitions.  The collection contains more than 7,800 works of art, with strengths in 20th century American painting and a solid survey of the history of printmaking from the Renaissance to the present, including a small but significant collection of Roman busts.  The CRMA is also developing several other collections in diverse areas, including decorative arts and photography.  A three-story exhibition and collection storage wing was added in 1989, giving the CRMA a total facility of 63,000 square feet.  In addition, the CRMA owns the original Grant Wood Studio, which is located three blocks away.  Cedar Rapids is a progressive business community of 175,000 that neighbors Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.  With excellent recreation opportunities, cultural institutions, schools, and modest living expenses, Cedar Rapids is frequently cited as one of the most livable towns of its size in America.  The Curator is a key provider of vision and leadership for the entire collection and exhibition program and works closely with the Director, staff, Board, artists, and members of the community.  The ideal candidate will have several years of museum experience curating complex exhibitions and overseeing collections, an M.A. in art history, and strong writing and communication skills.  The CRMA provides a solid benefits package.  Salary competitive.  Review of applications will begin March 1, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.  To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, and list of references by March 1 to: Sean Ulmer, Executive Director, CRMA, 410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401.  E-mail applications accepted at sulmer@crma.org.

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