Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) seeks an accomplished, innovative and collaborative professional to serve as the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head. Since its founding in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has actively collected and proudly displayed the art of its time. From those roots, the museum has developed one of the most prestigious, dynamic and enterprising collections of modern and contemporary art among this country’s encyclopedic art museums. The collection includes modern masterpieces as well as a remarkable range and vitality of contemporary works, including installation, painting, sculpture, video, and more. Both groundbreaking and challenging, visually inventive, and experientially engaging, the collection makes the museum a destination and serves as an invaluable resource for students, educators, and the many artists who’ve made Philadelphia their home. The Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art will be uniquely positioned in the Museum to foster and strengthen connections with geographically defined historic collections and forge new directions as artists continue to innovate and reframe the definitions and nature of art.
The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head will oversee the Sachs budget and manage a team of approximately 8-10 staff. The position cultivates and stewards the Museum’s Contemporary Art Committee. The museum has a total annual operating budget of $62 million and an endowment valued at $600 million. PMA recently concluded a $600 million capital campaign, the largest for any cultural organization in Philadelphia’s history.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to conduct this assignment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to Isaacson, Miller:
Sarah James and Ryan Leichenauer
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. PMA welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from marginalized and underrepresented groups in the museum field, who are inspired by its shared purpose and enjoy working collaboratively with others. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.