At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.
For more information, please visit www.obama.org.
As a member of the Museum team, the Associate Curator of Collections will actively support the curatorial content of the inaugural core exhibits for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) Museum by conducting focused research on artifacts for the Museum’s collection and the specific needs of the inaugural core exhibits, including the future rotation of objects over time. The Associate Curator of Collections will work collaboratively with Museum Team members, the exhibition design team, and other researchers, consultants, and stakeholders on content development and related programming. The Associate Curator will provide important oversight for the Special Exhibitions Gallery and programming, including pre-opening events. The Associate Curator of Collections currently reports to the Museum Director.
The Associate Curator of Collections will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the first two months:
The Associate Curator of Collections will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the first year:
The Associate Curator of Collections will be responsible for achieving the following Special Exhibitions-related outcomes as the Foundation approaches the opening of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC):
In addition to the outcomes listed above, we imagine that the Associate Curator of Collections will also spend their time in the following ways:
The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the…