Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M0013 / Curator/Lithography
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, maintains standards of all printed editions at Tamarind Institute. Documents and records all information related to production of materials. Works with artists to prepare editions for printing, signing, display, framing and shipping. Manages inventory and participates in printer, student, and program evaluations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains quality standards of editions printed at Tamarind; evaluates each impression and determines range of acceptability.
  2. Documents editions, records all information pertinent to the production and printing of each image; provides accurate information related to these editions internally and externally.
  3. Estimates and calculates production costs for artists and internal budgeting.
  4. Prepares editions for artists; chops, organizes, and may supervise signing of editions; communicates with artists regarding variation in editions, signing, shipping, and related matters.
  5. Frames prints for exhibitions or display on premise.
  6. Manages inventory of prints and fine papers; may prepare paper for edition printing.
  7. May participate in writing grant proposals, organizing and implementing special projects; may represent Tamarind and participate in outreach and educational programs locally, nationally, and internationally.
  8. Participates in printer, student, and program evaluations; may supervise and teach curator interns and gallery assistants..
  9. Packs and ships editions to artists and purchased prints for pickup and shipment.
  10. May conduct research and/or compile information for publication.
  11. May assist with sales and tours.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of lithographic procedures and techniques, including paper properties, handling, and minor repairs.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain superior quality control standard
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of existing and developing artistic and resources needs of collaborative lithography.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in photo editing techniques using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to use databases to manage inventory and catalogues.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with professional artists.
  • Skill in examining and developing operations and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 10/02/2019