Ward Museum Position Opening

Below, please see the position announcement at The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art of Salisbury University:


Position Overview: The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University seeks applicants for the full- time position of Curator/Folklorist. The Curator/Folklorist will build upon and expand the Ward Museum’s successful 14 year-old Lower Shore Traditions program. The position is in partnership with Maryland Traditions, a program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nestled next to Schumaker Pond in Salisbury, Maryland and surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features the world’s largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. The museum is a premier facility for the study of art, nature and tradition for youth, educators, scholars, artists and communities it serves. In the coming year, the Ward Museum is expanding its facility with a 2,200 square foot waterfront classroom addition to support education programs, services, and events.  The Ward Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.The full-time Curator/Folklorist leads the museum’s exhibition and folklife programs, participating in a wide-range of museum events and activities. This is an opportunity to help deepen and extend the programming of a premier material culture focused museum, and to sustain folklife infrastructure through developing links between communities, artists and institutions statewide.

curator folklorist Position Announcement 2016

Any questions can be directed to Kristin Sullivan a UMD Anthropology Alumni, ksullivan@salisbury.edu