Job Opening: Curator Position at The Museum of Russian Icons

Job Opening: Curator Position at The Museum of Russian Icons

A vacant curatorial role awaits a dynamic professional at The Museum of Russian Icons, a premier US institution devoted to the protection, display, and research of Eastern Christian art and iconography. This unique opportunity will allow a passionate curator to become part of and contribute directly to the Museum’s ongoing development.

The Museum is currently in the process of brand transformation and structural modification, centered around the establishment of the Study Center. This vibrant, immersive environment is designed to enhance visitors’ comprehension of Eastern Christian art. The Museum plans to reveal its exciting new direction later this year.

Preferred Candidate Profile

To lead the initiation of the Study Center, the Museum is on a quest for a passionate individual. The perfect candidate will be an established, published scholar holding a PhD in art history, or with an equivalent level of expertise, having a deep fascination for Eastern Christian art and committed to the Museum’s vision of preserving and promoting this significant art form. 

Also, a mastery of contemporary technologies is essential to engage audiences worldwide. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, the curator will play a crucial role in manifesting the Study Center and managing the museum’s collections and exhibit planning.

The curator’s duties will encompass preserving and maintaining collections, undertaking research, suggesting exhibitions, coordinating conferences and lectures, producing content, refining collections, networking within the art sphere, partnering with diverse stakeholders, generating exposure, and delivering presentations to visitors.

How to apply

Interested candidates can send their applications (a letter of interest, a resume, and names of three references) to the Museum’s Executive Director Simon Morsink.

About The Museum of Russian Icons

Established in 2006 by entrepreneur Gordon Lankton, The Museum of Russian Icons proudly houses the largest collection of Russian icons in the United States. However, the Museum’s scope extends beyond Russian icons. It has been consistently broadening its collection to incorporate Greek, Veneto-Cretan, and Ethiopian icons, providing depth and variety to its displays.

The Museum’s ongoing exhibits and evocative temporary displays transcend mere artistic appeal. They provide an opportunity for visitors to appreciate Eastern Christian art in a global context, contemplating its connection to modern-day issues and ideas. By forming a link between history and today, The Museum of Russian Icons facilitates a deeper comprehension of the rich cultural heritage represented in the artworks.

A newly established Study Center is integral to the Museum’s purpose. This vibrant learning and research hub will act as a launchpad for scholarly engagement and cross-disciplinary study. Through a comprehensive range of academic and public programs, the Study Center is committed to spreading knowledge about Eastern Christian art to a wide audience. Visitors can deepen their understanding of this art form through engaging discussions and scholarly exploration beyond historical and cultural boundaries.