• Application Deadline: 02/16/2020
  • Company: Museum of Danish America
  • Location: Elk Horn, Iowa

The Associate Curator of Exhibitions is responsible for maintaining a robust traveling exhibition program, rotating temporary exhibitions in the museum galleries, coordinating related public programs for audiences of all ages, and supervising interns and volunteers.

Job Description: The Associate Curator of Exhibitions will design, fabricate and coordinate exhibitions for display at the museum, for travel, and on the website. This person will function as a researcher and historian becoming knowledgeable in the history and culture of the Danish American experience as well as relations between Denmark and the United States. In addition to planning, initiating and managing exhibits, the individual will give public presentations, work with the Curator of Collections/Registrar to assure artifact preservation and collection management, and coordinate educational programs for school tours and lifelong learners. The Associate Curator of Exhibitions reports directly to the Executive Director.

Established in 1983, the Museum of Danish America (formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum) is located midway between Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE on 35 acres of recreated prairie in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes in the United States. The museum’s mission is to celebrate Danish roots and American dreams and is the only accredited national museum dedicated to collecting and interpreting the Danish-American experience. The museum has a collection of over 30,000 artifacts, an active traveling exhibit program, and a membership of over 3,000 from across the United States, Denmark and seven other countries. Guidance is provided by a twenty-five-member Board of Directors from across the United States and Denmark. It has a staff of eleven full-time employees, five part-time employees and an active internship program hosting Danish and American graduate students annually.

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