Curator of Latinx Art | San Antonio, TX
McNay Art Museum, Curator of Latinx Art
The McNay Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art located in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking to add a dynamic, creative, and engaging museum curator as the first Curator of Latinx Art. The curator will be responsible for developing, expanding, and maintaining the Museum’s growing collection of Latinx artworks, and making this collection available to a broad audience through exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and through other platforms.
As an addition to the McNay’s robust curatorial team, the Curator of Latinx Art will promote equity and inclusion of the Latinx community in the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. This position will also help implement portions of the Museum’s strategic plan by maintaining community partnerships with cultural organizations to collaboratively celebrate Latinx culture and contributions to San Antonio and beyond.
Funded by four national partners—Alice L. Walton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and Pilot House Philanthropy—this new position is created through an initiative of Leadership in Art Museums (LAM). The LAM recipients are diverse institutions with local and national impact spanning geography, size, and cultural focus. As a shared goal, they are fully committed to developing and nurturing museums’ leadership roles that will demonstrate and create a more inclusive art world.
The Curator of Latinx Art is responsible for the following essential job functions: Job Description
Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in museum administration and curatorial oversight; established and robust networks in the global art community; excellent communication skills with strong speaking and writing abilities; and fluency in Spanish, both oral and written.
Master’s degree in art history, studio art, museum studies, Latinx studies, or American studies;
Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000
The McNay provides an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as generous paid vacation and sick leave, hybrid remote work options, and offers a 403B with a matching contribution.
Apply at www.McNayArt.org under Careers by June 1, 2023.
About McNay Art Museum
The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Built in the 1920s by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay, the Spanish Colonial Revival residence became the site of Texas’s first modern art museum when it opened in 1954. Today, 200,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Deborah Butterfield, Margarita Cabrera, Paul Gauguin, Vanessa German, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Deborah Roberts. The 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds include sculptures by Willie Cole, Robert Indiana, Luis A. Jiménez Jr., Alejandro Martín, George Rickey, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Tom Wesselmann, and more.