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WKU Seeks Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator for Folk Art

Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kinsey Brooke

The Kentucky Museum at WKU seeks one paid 24-month Term Assistant Curator For Folk Art Luce Foundation Fellowship (TAC for Folk Art), which begins in September 2020 or as soon as position is filled. The TAC for Folk Art will direct a Folk Art Digitization Project that will document and digitize the Folk Art Collection. Featuring approximately 750 works from the 1780s to the present, this Collection represents a broad range of Kentucky artistic and craft traditions. The TAC will also supervise the work of the WKU Folk Studies graduate student hired to assist with documentation and digitization efforts. The TAC for Folk Art will also support the work of the Term Assistant Curator for the Quilt Collection hired as part of this grant-funded project. They will also evaluate the Folk Art Collection for its compliance with the Museum's Collection Plan and make recommendations for possible acquisitions/areas to emphasize. This position reports to the Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator.

The expected hire date is on or about September 1, 2020.

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