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Job: Curator of Contemporary Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, April 12. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curator of Contemporary Art, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Deadline: May 8, 2013

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and you. SECCA will be a dynamic center for exploring the best in contemporary art. We see SECCA as a vibrant home and preferred place for our community to engage with us, and one another, in a lifelong learning experience with the arts.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is currently accepting applications for CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART. The Curator of Art is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s program of contemporary art, assuring a proper balance of programs and a high level of quality in the presentation and interpretation of the art. The Curator, with appropriate programs staff, develops 6-10 temporary exhibitions per year in accordance with approved budgets and interprets, implements and evaluates SECCA exhibitions program. These projects are among the most complex and expensive programs undertaken by the institution, requiring a high degree of coordination among the various departments. In addition, the Curator organizes temporary art projects and traveling exhibitions; negotiates loan agreements with museums, galleries, artists, and private collectors; writes text for exhibition catalogues, wall labels, or related educational materials; and collaborates with museum educators to develop appropriate educational programs.

This Curator participates in a variety of educational programs and initiatives, delivers lectures and gallery talks, teaches docents and teacher groups, and participates in seminars and other scholarly colloquia. Knowledge and abilities required are: sound general knowledge of the history of art, with expertise in contemporary art, craft and design and including new media and related art forms; clear and effective communication skills, both oral and written; proficiency with current information technologies; Independent judgment: the ability to analyze problems and to make well-considered choices; planning and organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills marked by honesty, tact, discretion, and enthusiasm; flexibility and openness to innovation; ability to work effectively under often-intense pressure; self-motivated, self-directed, and ability to work in a team setting. A Master of Arts degree in the history or art with a concentration in modern and contemporary art and at least 5 years experience in an art museum or other visual arts institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

SECCA is an operating entity of the North Carolina Museum of Art, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. All applicants must complete & submit a State of North Carolina Employment Application to the Department of Cultural Resources (DCR), Human Resources Division (HR).

To submit an application for Curator of Contemporary Art, please link to Application deadline is May 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST.
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