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Curator of Academic Programs

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 4/30/23

Job Description

Curator of Academic Programs

Job No: 518633
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary
The Curator of Academic Programs is responsible for strengthening the academic role of the museum within the University by conceptualizing and developing programs and activities as curricular support for faculty and students. This position is key to helping grow capacity of service to CSULB students and for initializing several new programs that use the Museum's collection as a learning tool. This position is intended to enable faculty and staff to partner with the museum on activities that use the collection and exhibitions in new and innovative ways.
Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement learning programs and lessons for CSULB students that use the web-based collection database. Partner with faculty.
  • With support from docents and staff, organize and oversee Plugged-In while developing stronger collaborations with LBUSD and campus.
  • Supervise the production of rich media content and scholarship for database entries.
  • Curate Artist Lectures and help implement Tuesday Talks lecture series.
  • Collaborate with Curator of Education in the Education Department long-term planning.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Intermediate to fluent speaking, writing, reading ability in Spanish (preferred), Khmer, or Tagalog. Highly organized team player with ability to work with a variety of colleagues and vendors. Excellent technical abilities and strong management skills. Superb communication skills, both verbal and written. Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects effectively. A high degree of professionalism, close attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines. Computer literacy including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with Embark collection database desired. Knowledge of art/museum security systems and procedures. Records maintenance skills. Ability to clearly communicate with supervisors and fellow staff. Strong interpersonal skills, collegiality toward colleagues, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team. Demonstrable skills and work history incorporating DEI&A methods and behaviors into professional practice including working relationships, leadership skills, and teaching. Computer skills helpful in lesson planning, handling emails, purchases, and in-house memos (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Google Sketch Up are museum standards), and experience with Drupal. Understanding of current regulatory frameworks around objects and people including NAGPRA, FERPA, Nazi-era looted art, and AAM and ICOM guidelines and best practices.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Required Qualifications:
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of related experience required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's or Ph.D. in art history, art education, education, museum studies or related field with at least three (3) years of museum experience and some teaching experience in a higher education capacity including volunteer, part-time, and full time experience.
  • Broad understanding of contemporary art, including strong understanding of themes, cultures, and artistic trends within contemporary art, and willingness to learn about subjects and material outside established areas of expertise.
  • Previous Supervisory experience.
    Licenses / Certificates
    CA Driver's License required.
    Kleefeld Contemporary
    Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I
    The targeted salary may be set as high as $5,400 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,897 to $7,051 per month.
    Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
    Time Base
    Full-time temporary position until 06/30/23 with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
    Application Procedures
    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
    Additional Information
    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
    Equal Employment Statement
    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

    To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
    CSU Vaccination Policy
    The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Out of State Employment Policy
    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Application Closes: Sep 14, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.