NEW Permanent Art Collection Curator: Ian Carey

Permanent Art Collection Curator: Ian Carey  accepted the position of the Permanent Art Curator with a start date of March 1

Most recently Ian has been Exhibitions Preparator, Chicago History Museum. He has degrees from Illinois State University {Master of Fine Arts}; School of the Art Institute of Chicago {BFA}; and the University of Illinois {B. Liberal Arts and Sciences in Anthropology and Political Science}. He has lectured at Humboldt State University, Illinois State University, and Illinois Wesleyan University {Bloomington}. His most recent solo exhibition: Jungle Gym, Greg Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.

First announced October, 2020

Containing approximately 4,000 works of art, the Permanent Art Collection is available to classes and the public any time through a searchable online database or in person upon request.

  • The library has posted a professional Staff position, Permanent Art Collection Curator, to the ISU hiring site. The posting is active and accepts electronic application materials at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32504

Permanent Art Collection Curator – Responsible for the stewardship, documentation, research, development and care of Indiana State University’s permanent art collection, primarily comprised of prints, ceramics and paintings. This work includes providing access to the collection through on-campus venues, the maintenance of the catalog, safe storage of works, condition reporting and prioritization of conservation needs. The incumbent will ensure focused growth of the collection through strategic acquisitions and will identify objects for deaccession that do not meet the standards of the collection. In addition, the Curator will interact with the Department of Art and Design faculty to foster experiential professional learning opportunities for students; and collaborate with the Gallery Director to plan, install and publicize exhibitions of art pieces from the permanent collection. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to establish relationships with both internal and external constituencies including donors, collectors and artists; as well as a strong commitment to collaboration.

Other duties include grant writing and budget oversight, consulting and working with conservators, external communications and attending art committees as needed.

The position description for the Curator is also available on the Library’s website.

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