High-powered, high-level jobs like the one Michael Darling left this summer at SAM—head honcho for modern and contemporary art at the museum—are for visionaries. Their job descriptions are somewhere between prose poems and polemics, and a great job description can help get inspiration flowing on both the hiring and the applying ends.

Which is why Seattle Art Museum's laundry-list-of-generic-duties-ad is weird.

SAM's future modern and contemporary curator must: "Curate exhibitions." "Write labels." "Adhere to museum policies." "Ability to complete projects successfully and on time." "Demonstrated proficiency with computers and accuracy in using MS Office products, including WORD, Excel, and Access."

What, no "Use the Internet"? "Wear clothes"?