Alsdorf Chief Curator

Alsdorf Chief Curator

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago, IL   |   June 22, 2021

About The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) joins today’s artists and audiences in courageous pursuit of a creative and inclusive future.

The MCA is guided by three Core Principles: Champion Revelatory Art for All; Spark Social Belonging; and Achieve Sustainable, Equitable, and Purpose-Driven Operations.

The MCA catalyzes the creation and presentation of contemporary art in all media and sparks meaningful engagement with art, artists and ideas, as these widen perspectives and build bridges between people and communities to facilitate understanding, empathy and change towards greater social justice.

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The Opportunity

The Alsdorf Chief Curator (“Chief Curator”) expands the reach, relevance and impact of the MCA’s artistic contributions. The Chief Curator oversees the Artistic Division (“AD”), providing vision, direction, coherence and leadership for the artistic functions of the museum. This includes the exhibitions and programs of the Visual Arts, Learning, Performance and Public Practice departments, in alignment with the MCA’s Principles of Revelatory Art, Social Belonging and Purpose-Driven Operations and in service to the MCA’s operational absolutes of Equity and Sustainability, which can be found here.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Anne McCarthy, Kaley Blaszinski and Maureen Clancy are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please email [email protected]. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

MCA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

Read and download the Position Profile here.