Associate Curator of Programs


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Associate Curator of Programs
$64.000 - $74,000. Per Year
Full Time
Master's Degree

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) seeks a dynamic, experienced, and intellectually-curious Associate Curator of Programs. 

The Associate Curator of Programs conceives, develops and executes programs for multiple audiences, primarily focused on college student and adult programs for the general public. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Engagement, they work independently and collaboratively with museum and campus colleagues, students, community members, invited artists, speakers, performers and other participants to generate exceptional and welcoming experiences for museum audiences. 

The Associate Curator of Programs engages in research to develop programs that connect various publics as well as staff with the museum’s mission, collections, exhibitions, and teaching and learning efforts. This requires creativity, flexibility, a highly collaborative spirit, and deep knowledge of what makes successful program experiences. 

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its staff. We at WCMA are willing, resourced, and committed to the work of fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and access at the museum, on campus, within our arts ecosystem in the Northern Berkshires, and as part of national and global efforts. 

The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. 


  • Research, plan and develop programs in line with the museum’s mission, artistic program, and values 
  • Correspond and meet with collaborators/performers/speakers to develop upcoming programs
  • Supervise a full time program and event coordinator
  • Negotiate and execute contracts for program participants with support of program event coordinator
  • Produce programs with diverse artists, performers, and publics in a welcoming, caring, compassionate manner from conception to set up and break down, with the assistance of program event coordinator and other staff as needed 
  • Develop and manage program budgets and schedules
  • Create program summary documents and communicate program details to all relevant museum staff and campus stakeholders
  • Support and/or mentor students and collaborators


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in art, education or related field
  • Minimum 5 years developing and executing public programs in arts/education organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to successfully manage multiple projects with many moving parts simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to create inclusive programming that celebrates diversity

Pay range is from $64,000 to $74,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-F.  

Application review will begin on February 28, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. We are aiming for an August 2023 start date, with some flexibility. Please visit to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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