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Job - Assistant Curator, Savannah College of Art and Design

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, September 29. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

SCAD seeks an assistant curator. The person in this position must possess a strong knowledge of modern and contemporary artists as well as SCAD artists. He or she must monitor artist activity, research artists for exhibition consideration, and develop comprehensive proposals for exhibitions featuring SCAD and visiting artists that further the mission, vision and values of the university.

The assistant curator will work with M.F.A. candidates to guide them in scheduling, planning and installing M.F.A. exhibitions in accordance with SCAD guidelines; develop exhibition checklists for approved exhibitions; communicate effectively and professionally with prospective artists about exhibition spaces, logistics and deadlines prior to the exhibition; oversee layout and installation of exhibitions as needed with the exhibitions operations team; prepare itineraries for visiting artists and host as needed; and conduct studio visits with artists as needed.

The assistant curator will research art fairs, national and international calls for entry, and other opportunities for SCAD artists; write show summaries, catalog texts (and preparatory research) and invitation/ marketing texts for each exhibition; travel, as needed, to conduct research and/ or promote SCAD and its exhibition program; and gather images and other artist press materials for publications, docent preparation and press needs.

The successful candidate will develop relationships with SCAD faculty in various departments, fostering dialogue to create shared goals for programming; develop and execute community-based and educational programs to complement major exhibitions; present curatorial talks and tours of exhibitions to the SCAD community, patrons and public; conduct class visits as requested; and network with local arts organizations and media as required. This position requires at least three years related experience in a museum or gallery setting; a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution in art history, allied art, general art or education.

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