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Job: Curator of Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, June 22. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, the state's pre-eminent Studio School and center for the exhibition of contemporary art seeks a Curator of Contemporary Art, one of four senior managers reporting to the Executive Director. The Curator's primary responsibility is to provide leadership and vision for the Art Center's continued curatorial excellence. Specifically, the curator will develop innovative and diverse thematic and solo scholarly exhibitions for this non-collecting institution that will engage existing and new audiences. The Curator will collaborate with the Director of Programs to integrate exhibitions with education programs and activities in order to fulfill the Art Center's mission of "Bringing Art and People Together." The Curator will be responsible for implementing curatorial policies, preparing and overseeing the exhibition budgets and, with the assistance of the Exhibitions Coordinator, managing all day-to-day activities of the department.

The successful candidate will hold an MA in art history or related field, a minimum of 3-5 years curatorial experience engaged in the field of contemporary art, demonstrated research and writing skills and a record of publications. In addition, candidates must have gallery presentation experience and excellent speaking skills.

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Send cover letter, vitae, curatorial record, list of 3 references and examples of critical writings on contemporary art or related topics to: Executive Director, Visual Arts Center of NJ, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901 USA or marion -at-

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