Visual Arts Curator
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Deputy Director
Date Revised: January 31, 2018
Overview:The Visual Arts Program Curator is responsible for supporting regional artists and art enthusiasts in our community. The manager curates two gallery spaces, recruits, supports, and manages artists in residence, and coordinates adult art education classes with artists from all departments.
Galleries and Exhibitions – 40%
- Develop a program of art exhibitions in line with Creative Alliance’s mission and budgetary goals.
- Manage the installation of all exhibitions in both galleries with interns, artists, partners, and facilities manager including lighting, labels, exhibition statements, painting, and construction as necessary.
- Plan, attend, and coordinate with event managers on all events related to exhibitions, including but not limited to receptions, lectures, gallery talks, workshops, artist critiques, and salons.
- Facilitate the sale of art in our galleries to meet budget goals.
- Work with Deputy Director and artists to devise contextual materials and programs for exhibitions, particularly in Main Gallery.
- Work with Marketing in promotion of exhibitions, including writing synopses, gathering images, liaising with press, and updating the website.
- Evaluate success of the exhibitions including exit interviews with all artists
Adult Art Education Classes – 30%
- Plan and manage a rotating schedule of multi-disciplinary adult art classes and workshops,including performance, literary, and visual arts, collaborating with CA program staff to determine offerings
- Develop classes with new instructors and topics in line with the needs and interests of the community
- Work with Marketing to develop promotions to increase attendance and meet budgetary goals.
Artists in Residence – 15%
- Manage the Artists in Residence program by supporting the artists and incorporating them into the community by applying their skills and interests to our needs for exhibitions and workshops.
- Recruit and coordinate the review of Residency Program applications with the Deputy Director and/or review committees.
- Plan and facilitate regular resident meetings
- Troubleshoot needs and coordinate with other staff to facilitate solutions to residency issues.
- Evaluate success of the residency program including exit interviews with all departing residents.
Other – 15%
- Play lead staff role on annual Residents’ Open House, The Big Show, and Marquee Ball Silent Auction, among other institutional events.
- Work with Deputy Director to manage the budgets of the exhibitions, adult workshops, and the artist-in-residence program.
- Respond to general inquiries from and pertaining to visual artists, including helping to match artists with professional opportunities
- Participate in weekly staff and program meetings.
- Recruit and manage volunteers and interns as necessary.
- Attend and assist with major annual events, including but not limited to: Marquee Ball, Art to Dine For, and The Great Halloween Lantern Parade, board/staff retreats, and other major events as necessary.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be comprehensive. Employee may perform other related functions to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
- 3 years’ experience in curating or managing gallery exhibitions
- Experience with project and events management
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts
- Sales or customer service experience
- Fluent in Spanish
Salary: $49,000 - $53,000
How to Apply: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with Visual Arts Curator in the subject line.
Deadline:The position will begin in August. Application deadline is June 10th.
As an inclusive community that works toward being an anti-racist organization, Creative Alliance encourages applicants of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and physical abilities.