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Opportunity - Fellowships for Curators, Salzberg Summer Academy, deadline April 30

Posted by April Steele • Friday, March 30. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

ERSTE Foundation offers four fellowships for young artists and four fellowships for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2012.

In 2012, the participants can choose from a wide range of courses taking place at Summer Academy Salzburg, during July-August 2012. The curators have the option to choose between two courses – one being run by Maria Lind & Juan A. Gaitan, and the other one, by the curatorial collective What, How & For Whom / WHW.

The Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy:
- are designed for artists and curators at the beginning of their career.
- address candidates who are from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic.
- cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course.
- are worth between EUR 1,300 and 1,600 each, depending on the different length of courses for artists or curators.

Applications should include the following details:
- contact information: name, address, e-mail, phone
- brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
- information if you are applying as an artist or curator and which course you would choose
- letter of intent explaining why you apply, what you expect from taking part in the course and why you think you are qualified for participation (max. 5000 letters)

Applications are accepted by e-mail, until 30 April 2012.

For further questions please contact Mrs. Mirjam Paninski / office(at)

ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit.

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Job - Assistant Curator, Tate, deadline March 25

Posted by April Steele • Monday, March 12. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Curatorial Department is responsible for Tate’s acquisition programme and plays a leading role within Tate in researching the Collection. This post will assist and support the work of the Curatorial Department relating to Modern and Contemporary British Art from 1965, dealing with acquisitions, research and publishing on the collection, displays and specialist enquiries.

You will need a degree or post-graduate degree in a relevant subject in art history or a related field, along with a broad knowledge of twentieth-century art, and demonstrable relevant work experience working with displays, exhibitions or a permanent collection. You will also need specialist knowledge of one or more aspects of the area that the post covers i.e. Modern and Contemporary British art from 1965.

In addition you will need excellent writing, research, and organisational skills. Your well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to work effectively as part of a team and collaboratively across Tate. You will also be able to prioritise your work to meet deadlines, and maintain your attention to detail under pressure.

Contact Details/How to apply:

Our opportunities are open for you to apply online. Please visit our website to create an account by registering your details. If you are an existing user, please log into your account to apply. For all opportunities, we ask candidates to complete an online application form for the vacancy they are interested in. If you need an application form in an alternative format, please call us on 020 7887 4997. Once you have submitted your application, you can keep track of its progress by logging in to your account.

Closing date: 25 March 2012, midnight.

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Job - Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

Posted by April Steele • Sunday, February 19. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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The Brooklyn Museum seeks an assistant curator of Contemporary Art to participate in a fast-paced and dynamic area of growth within the Museum. The successful candidate will be deeply familiar with a broad range of contemporary art and will assist with development and implementation of both collections growth and programs.


The duties of the Assistant Curator include but are not limited to the following: The assistant curator will support all departmental activities under the direction of the curator of Contemporary Art. These include: maintaining and updating departmental records; researching and documenting collection objects; fielding and responding to inquiries from the general public and scholars; assisting in the upkeep of and alterations to permanent installations; preparing gallery didactics; caring for museum objects in conjunction with museum conservators; assisting in the maintenance of an active loan schedule; assisting in the preparation of exhibitions and publications; interacting with curatorial colleagues on collaborative exhibition projects; collaborating with museum educators in the preparation of didactic materials; participating in the cultivation of department patrons; attending and assisting with the Contemporary Acquisitions Committee.

Requirements: Advanced degree in Art History or related field, Ph.D. preferred; minimum of two years experience in a curatorial department; advanced word processing skills and familiarity with databases; strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task; good interpersonal skills, creativity, openness and flexibility. Preference given to candidates with a background in photography.

Candidates should be committed to making a range of Contemporary art and practices accessible and engaging to the Brooklyn Museum’s diverse audience. Candidates should have the ability and desire to make connections between contemporary art and a range of art historical traditions and to suggest creative ways of presenting contemporary art in the context of an encyclopedic museum. Candidates should have the temperament and interpersonal skills necessary to work with a team of educators, conservators, designers, and other museum professionals. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and research skills are essential.

Starting date: Spring 2012

Work Schedule: Full time, 35 hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends as needed.

Reports to: Managing Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art

To apply: Mail letter of interest, CV with three references and a two-page writing sample to Curatorial Department at: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052 or by email at:

Applicants for positions at the Brooklyn Museum are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Job - Assistant Curator/Registrar, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, deadline March 2

Posted by April Steele • Sunday, February 19. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking an Assistant Curator/Registrar to oversee its Permanent Collection. The Gallery’s collection consisting of over 4000 works held in public trust includes Canadian and European works from the 19th century to the present day. The Assistant Curator/Registrar is responsible for researching and developing exhibitions drawn from the collection as well as overseeing acquisition documentation, loans, crating, shipping, and monitoring environmental conditions of exhibition and storage areas.

The successful candidate will have a university or college degree in art history, museum studies or related field, along with a minimum of three years experience in collections management, registration or conservation functions in a public gallery or art museum.

Please visit for a detailed job description.

Please send a resume and cover letter before March 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm to:

Shelly Mitchell, Director of Finance & Administration
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7
Email: smitchell(at)

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


• Knowledge of Canadian Art History and Contemporary Art
• Experience with computerized collections management systems, Microsoft Word, and Excel in PC environment is required.
• Familiar with the standards and practises of museums/galleries, particularly in collections management and exhibition procedures
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proven ability to manage time and to effectively complete required tasks and meet deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to work respectfully with exhibiting artists and exhibition contributors in order to ensure a friendly, safe and professional experience
• Actively participate with other staff to ensure the realization of common goals
• A willingness to upgrade professional skills and knowledge of professional practices as offered through educational/professional development opportunities
• A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• The ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
• Basic knowledge of budgeting, funding requirements, and agencies

Organization Description:

Through thoughtful and engaging programs, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KW|AG) connects people and ideas through art. The Gallery’s exhibits and programs are built on the mission that art is the catalyst for shared experience, dialogue and imagination. The Gallery emphasizes contemporary art, often premiering works by Canadian and international artists. Exhibitions frequently draw upon selections from the 4 000 work Permanent Collection to provide a forum for dialogue. KW|AG plays a vital educational role in the community, offering a full spectrum of artistic experience for adults, children and families alike. Established in 1956 and operating within Centre In The Square, KW|AG is the oldest and largest public gallery in Waterloo region: roots in the community, eyes on the world. For more information, contact mail(at) or visit

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Job - Curatorial Assistant, Carnegie International

Posted by April Steele • Friday, January 27. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

This temporary position offers the opportunity to work closely with a roster of internationally recognized artists and contribute to one of the nation’s most ambitious surveys of international contemporary art. The curatorial assistant provides essential organizational support to three curators in the development and coordination of the next Carnegie International, a quadrennial exhibition of contemporary art, opening in October 2013. S/he also works collaboratively with the contemporary art department’s curatorial assistant to accomplish the exhibition’s and department’s goals. As an integral member of the International team, the curatorial assistant works closely with the curators, associate curators, departmental curatorial assistant, exhibitions department, registrars, and workshop to help realize multiple large-scale projects by artists from all over the world. Working in concert with numerous museum departments, the curatorial assistant helps the curators to clarify administrative priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. The work commitment is 40 hours/week, including weekends and evening hours during busy periods; schedule flexibility is essential.

Job Requirements:

Requires deep familiarity with the range of materials and media formats used in contemporary art installation. Excellent problem-solving, multi-tasking, and organizational skills required. Seeking an adaptable team player with the initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise, to contribute intellectually to the content of the exhibition, and to coordinate and make recommendations for improving the overall functioning of the department. Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in art history, studio arts or similar field is required, along with at least two years of administrative experience with contemporary art in a museum or gallery environment. Must demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills. Experience working on large-scale group exhibitions is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as the Internet for research is required; familiarity with Photoshop and other layout programs is a plus. A working knowledge of basic office equipment such as copier, fax, and scanner is also necessary. For more information and to apply, visit

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Job - Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Detroit Institute of Art

Posted by April Steele • Sunday, January 22. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Assistant Curator, James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art

Full-time, Exempt (Salary)
Salary commensurate with experience


The James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art at the DIA is responsible for painting, sculpture, and decorative arts made after 1950. This is an important public collection, installed in a major suite of galleries, presented thematically with frequent rotations. The search committee will consider candidates specializing in any aspect of contemporary art after 1950.


The Assistant Curator will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Department. The Assistant Curator will be expected to contribute to all aspects of departmental operations, including the development of new exhibitions, refreshing installations in the permanent galleries, research on the collections, acquisitions, deaccessions, conservation of objects, educational programs, donor cultivations, and the production and supervision of grant applications. The Assistant Curator will be expected to maintain and develop their scholarly expertise and contacts, and to disseminate the fruits of their original research via appropriate scholarly publications. He/she will perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Candidates must have expertise in one or more areas in art made after 1950. A Ph.D. in contemporary practice or a related field is attractive; an M.A. is required. We are especially interested in candidates who have worked in a museum, gallery or comparable venue for at least two years, or have had equivalent experience working with living artists. Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work successfully with cross-disciplinary teams; strong written and verbal communications skills; and strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment are essential.

Please apply online at by sending a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (no more than twenty double-spaced pages), and three professional references.


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Job - Curator, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, deadline January 30

Posted by April Steele • Monday, January 16. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Job Purpose:
To contribute to the conception and realisation of an exhibition and public programme of international standing.

Key Outputs and Accountabilities:
To contribute to the conception of an arts programme, which supports the vision and strategic aims of BALTIC.
To curate and realise individual projects and exhibitions through in-depth research, working with artists, guest curators, and collaborating with external institutions, including in respect of touring exhibitions.
To successfully realise projects, demonstrating best curatorial practise in all aspects of work, and in liaison with appropriate internal teams at BALTIC.
To manage the installation/ de-installation of exhibitions in close liaison with the Technical Manager (Exhibitions).
To liaise with the Learning team on the effective development of interpretation and mediation of the Programme.
To liaise with the Communications and Development team on the implementation of effective strategies to support the Programme through fundraising, promotion and marketing.
To lead on the management and delivery of individual publications for the arts programme, including the development, writing, commissioning, editing and proofing of such publications.
To effectively manage and monitor individual project budgets, in close liaison with the Chief Curator.
To sustain a well informed understanding of national and international developments in contemporary art and general knowledge of cultural developments.
Representing BALTIC and contributing to public and professional forums as required.
Accompanying touring exhibitions, as required.
To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as may be reasonably required.

Person Specification:

Significant curatorial experience at a comparable organisation.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent) or higher in a relevant qualification.
Excellent knowledge of contemporary art at a national and international level and general knowledge of cultural developments.
The ability to write and edit lucid text for the general public and specialist publications.
Substantial experience of initiating and project managing a wide range of visual arts projects of international and museum standard.
Proven ability to collaborate with artists, galleries, guest curators and external institutions.
Demonstrable commitment to the development of diverse audiences.
Excellent people management skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience of drafting contracts and letters of agreement.
Experience of developing and project managing publications (catalogues and books)

Second language (conversational level).

For further information and to apply, please visit

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Opportunity - Shadow Curator Internship, Deveron Arts, deadline February 10

Posted by April Steele • Monday, January 16. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Deveron Arts / the town is the venue is looking for a dynamic and motivated Intern to assist in curating and arts development through the Shadow Curator methodology.

We are looking for people with a proven interest in developing a career in socially engaged / collaborative arts development and curating. Experience will be offered in all forms of curatorial development, arts administration and event organisation through training and opportunities for critical engagement.
Duration: six months, full time; April - September 2012. Base: Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Fee: £10000 (per rata)

A travel/training budget and accommodation will be provided.
Apply with a letter outlining your interest and send a CV (clearly marked with your file name) to:
Anna Vermehren
or by post to Deveron Arts, The Studio, Brander Building, The Square, Huntly, AB54 8BR, 01466 794494.

For more information and to apply, please visit
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Opportunity - Call for Applications, Emerging Curator, InterAccess, deadline February 1

Posted by April Steele • Monday, January 16. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Since its inception in 2001, InterAccess' annual Emerging Artist Exhibition has showcased new media work by post-secondary students and recent graduates. Curated and organized by a selected emerging curator, this initiative offers young artists and curators professional experience and exposure. Past exhibitions have been reviewed by The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star and The National Post. Former participating artists and curators have gone on to work and exhibit in such institutions as the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Xpace Gallery, The Banff Centre, Western Front, Trinity Square Video, Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art, Space Media Arts in London UK, FACT in Liverpool, and Transmediale in Berlin. This call for an emerging curator pertains to InterAccess' 12th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, which will open in July 2012.

Nature and Scope of Position:
The primary responsibility of the Curatorial Intern is the development of the annual Emerging Artist Exhibition. Reporting to the Programming Coordinator and supervised by the Executive Director, the Curatorial Intern is given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of programming within an artist-run, media arts centre environment. The Curatorial Internship typically requires up to10 hours per week beginning in February 2012. Extended hours will be required during the weeks leading up to the opening of the exhibition in June 2012. The Curatorial Internship is an ideal placement for an undergraduate or graduate student looking for hands-on experience of the curatorial process and, more generally, of the gallery environment. The internship is unsalaried but InterAccess offers an honorarium upon the successful completion of the exhibition.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Develop a coherent and relevant theme for the exhibition.
- Select approximately five works from new media students or recent graduates within Canada.
- Assist in drafting an exhibition budget.
- Write a curatorial statement and extended essay.
- Manage the installation of the exhibition in June/July 2012.
- Assist with other duties at InterAccess, which may include organizing submissions for review, assisting with distribution of listings and other communications, assisting with installation and event set-up, assisting with InterAccess' workshop series, researching materials for upcoming exhibitions and events, general office assistance and sitting the gallery during the Emerging Artist Exhibition.

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student in a related field of study. Recent graduates will also be considered.

Applicants must have:
- Strong knowledge of contemporary media and visual art practices, especially within Canada.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent computer skills (Mac environment).
- Superior organizational ability.
- The ability to deal with diverse publics.
- The ability to work in a self-directed manner as well as in a team environment.

Submissions must include:
- A current CV
- Cover letter detailing your experiences and interest in media arts (1 page)
- 2 letters of reference

February 1, 2012

Additional information:
Please send submissions in PDF format to info(at)
InterAccess will only accept email applications for this position.

InterAccess is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applicants to self-identify.
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Job - Curatorial Assistant, Nottingham Contemporary

Posted by April Steele • Monday, January 9. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant, Public Programmes
£16,185 pa Full Time, 2.5 year contract

Nottingham Contemporary is one of largest and most renowned centres
for contemporary art in England. We opened in a landmark building by
Caruso St John in November 2009, and have welcomed over half a million
visitors to date.

We are now recruiting a Curatorial Assistant to support the
development, and delivery of our ambitious cross-disciplinary Public
Programme of talks, symposia, screenings and publishing activities
linked to our exhibitions programme.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and understanding of
contemporary art and a wide range of intellectual interests, combined
with good administrative and planning skills and experience of event
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Job - Curator, Multidisciplinary Programs, Koffler Centre of the Arts, deadline February 10

Posted by April Steele • Saturday, January 7. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Koffler Centre of the Arts is Canada’s only multidisciplinary, contemporary Jewish cultural institution, with a broad mandate to serve all and present a wide range of artistic programs through a global lens in a specifically Canadian context. The Koffler’s unique mix of programs and exhibitions examine the arts across disciplines and cultures in a way that strengthens identity while encouraging an appreciation of difference, aiming to bring people together to create a more civil and global society.

The Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs of the Koffler Centre of the Arts is a full-time, senior position reporting to the Executive Director. The Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs is responsible for developing, scheduling, contracting and producing literary, film, theatre, dance, global music, current affairs, symposia, and festivals for adults and children often in conjunction with Koffler Gallery exhibitions and the Koffler’s education department. S/he works collaboratively with the Koffler professional team to shape the artistic agenda for the Koffler.

The Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs will be responsible for strategic planning, development, budgeting, and fundraising efforts for programs described above at multiple sites in the GTA, including those at the UJA Sherman Campus (Sheppard and Bathurst), Artscape YOUNGplace (where the Koffler Gallery and Koffler administrative offices will be relocated in late 2012, and at the UJA Lebovic Campus in Vaughn. S/he will prepare and manage multiyear program budgets, logistics, schedules, and artist and venue contracts and be responsible for creating successful business and content strategies with an emphasis on building a robust repertoire of programs, a strong and loyal audience, and increasingly new and diverse audiences. S/he will work to ensure increasing recognition and support for the full range of Koffler programs and be able to articulate goals and objectives as well as strategies for reaching them.

The Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs will supervise the Programs and Outreach Assistant and will work closely with the Director of the Toronto Jewish Book Festival, the Curator of the Koffler Gallery, the Education Coordinators, the Head of Communications and Marketing, and the Director of Development as part of the senior professional team.


The successful candidate will have minimum 4 years experience in cultural programming, an advanced degree in art, art history or related fields and have demonstrated strong leadership and imaginative approaches to content and audience development. Experience working in small organizations with limited budgets and many projects at once is a plus. Knowledge of contemporary Jewish arts and culture is preferred. The Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs will need experience working with cultural institutions, knowledge of the Toronto and Canada arts scene, excellent people skills, administrative skills, grant writing abilities, and ability to balance business development with content goals. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, a good sense of humor, capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are a must.

Additional Information

Application Deadline: February 10, 2012, 5 PM.

Please send a cover letter, CV and a short writing sample via e-mail or mail to:

Tony Hewer
Head of Communications and Marketing
Koffler Centre of the Arts
4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON, M2R 1W6

No phone calls please. We sincerely appreciate the interest of all who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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Job - Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, January 4. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is located on the campus of the University of Utah, and holds a collection of almost 19,000 objects and art works from Greek and Roman antiquities to global contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is the state of Utah’s official art museum charged with creating exhibitions and public programs that serve a wide variety of audiences.

Job Requirements
The Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art is responsible for overseeing the management and growth of the UMFA’s collection of 20th and 21st century art, and for organizing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art at the UMFA, including the museum’s new salt gallery, a project space for emerging global contemporary art.

1.Develop and implement a cohesive vision and strategy for the UMFA’s existing collection of modern and contemporary works of art to benefit both the University community and the broader public.

2.Build the collection by making recommendations for acquisition of modern and contemporary art made possible by endowments for the purchase of 20th and 21st century art, and participate in the development of a museum-wide collecting strategy.

3.Develop and curate rigorous exhibitions (both large and small) of modern and contemporary art using works of art from the UMFA’s collection as well as loaned objects.

4.Curate the Museum’s salt series of semi-annual contemporary exhibitions featuring the work of global, emerging artists.

5.Work with colleagues in the field and at the Museum to schedule exhibition tours, to secure loaned exhibitions, and to develop collaborative exhibition projects as well as an overarching exhibition program for the Museum.

6.Assist in the development and production of interpretive strategies and materials as they relate to exhibition projects and permanent installations of the collections.

7.Collaborate with the Director of Education and other Museum staff in the creation and management of interpretive materials, publicity materials, and public programs for a variety of audiences.

8.Lecture on and lead tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, and participate in other program activities related to the modern and contemporary art collection.

9.Train docents and volunteers in specific content areas and museum best practices.

10.Encourage and facilitate the use of UMFA resources and collaborative programming with University of Utah faculty and students.

11.Conduct or oversee original research, and interpret the UMFA’s modern and contemporary collection.

12.Assist faculty, students, scholars, docents, and members of the community in research of the UMFA’s collections and exhibitions.

13.Work with Museum staff to develop fundraising strategies for the modern and contemporary art collection and actively participate in the solicitation process including identifying, and cultivating donors and collectors.

14.Interact as needed with the Museum’s Board of Directors and Collections & Program Committee and work with development staff to oversee a donor group (the Young Benefactors) aimed at supporting the UMFA’s modern and contemporary collection and exhibition program.

15.Collaborate with collections staff to develop and implement preservation and conservation strategies of the highest professional standards for the UMFA collection.

16.Perform administrative duties related to the functions of the position, including the management of budgets for exhibitions and programs.

•M.A. in Art History required. PhD in Art History, or related field, strongly preferred.
•A minimum of four years relevant museum experience with a substantial record of exhibition-making, publications, public presentations, and service to the field.
•In-depth knowledge of American and International modern and contemporary art and participation in the national and international art and curatorial community.
•Familiarity with museum best practices and current trends in the field.
•A passionate advocate for artists.
•Teaching experience at the University level is a plus.
•Excellent working relationships with colleagues in the field, including collectors, artists, gallerists, critics, and scholars.
•Proven history of excellent scholarship, as well as excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, management and administrative skills.
•Proven ability to manage budgets.
•Collaborative, collegial, creative, and resourceful approach to work.
•Demonstrated integrity in all professional matters.
•Enjoys working with students, docents, college interns, volunteers, and general audiences.

The Curator should support the UMFA’s commitment to cultural diversity, and be committed to innovative approaches to exhibition-making and collaborative partnerships with other departments and organizations across campus, with organizations in the community, and with colleagues and other institutions regionally and nationally.

All applicants must submit an application through the University of Utah’s online job application program. Applications should include a cover letter, current resume or CV, a list of three professional references, and examples (PDFs) of exhibition catalogues, scholarly writing, and other publications.

Please, no telephone calls.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.
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Job - Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, deadline January 31

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, January 4. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is one of Chicago’s major museum institutions and one of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, offering exhibitions, performances, and programs of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

Considered one of the premiere curatorial training opportunities in the nation, the MCA Chicago’s Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship is intended to offer an exceptional graduate-level candidate the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience in a major museum setting. The Fellow is primarily responsible for exhibition- and/or collection-related research, with additional duties as appropriate to specific projects. As a 12-month, 40-hour per week commitment, the Fellow is exposed to all aspects of curatorial operations and participates in internal and external communications on a daily basis. With a start date of July 1, 2012, the fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000 plus selected benefits.

The MCA considers exceptional candidates in art history, museum studies, and related fields with a strong emphasis on art historical research and methodology. Qualified applicants must possess an M.A. degree or be in their final year of graduate work. The MCA seeks increased diversity in its staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.

The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

Application Process

There are no application forms. Please note that application materials, including writing samples and any supplementary materials, will not be returned to candidates. All application materials should be typed and include the following:
1. Cover letter with name, home and school addresses, and telephone numbers of the applicant.
2. A full resume of education and employment history.
3. Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional settings.
4. An essay describing the applicant’s interest in the internship program, museum work, and reasons for applying.
5. Two writing samples.
6. Application materials should be sent to:

Internship Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Please note: International candidates must secure and be in possession of a valid US work visa for the entire fellowship period.

After reviewing all applications, a group of candidates are selected for either an in-person interview or telephone interview. Final notification to all applicants are mailed by the end of April.

The MCA Chicago Curatorial Department reviews applications. Final selection of the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow is determined in consultation with the Susman family and curatorial staff.

The Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellowship was established by members of the Susman family in honor of Marjorie Susman.
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Job - Associate or Assistant Curator, Photography and New Media, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, December 21. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The MIA seeks a creative, dynamic, and experienced Assistant/Associate Curator in the Department of Photography and New Media. Reporting to the Department Head, the curator is responsible for the care, research, exhibition, and study of over 11,500 photographs and media works in the collection. The curator will also have the unique opportunity to organize annual exhibitions in two gallery spaces and to develop an innovative series of collection catalogs.

The ideal candidate possesses an in-depth knowledge of the history of photography combined with a broad understanding of modern art, history, and culture; is an adventurous risk-taker who does not fear experimentation, and who enjoys challenging curatorial conventions and proposing ambitious projects. The successful candidate will be a congenial colleague who is open to new ideas and comfortable collaborating with curators, scholars, and artists from a variety of disciplines; thinks strategically and creatively about engaging diverse audiences through insightful scholarship, installation design, text, media, programming, and education.

Specific duties include:
Responsible for all aspects of research, planning, budgeting, organizing and implementing original exhibitions that inspire audiences to think about photography and its history in new ways.
Publish scholarly writings in catalogs and journals, and provide text for the New Pictures blog. Lecture on photography to diverse audiences, and represent the MIA at public events.
Work with the Head of Photography and New Media to publish a comprehensive collection catalog that offers a range of scholarly and artistic perspectives.
Collaborate with interdepartmental curators and Learning and Innovation to situate photography and new media throughout the MIA’s cross-cultural collection.

Requirements include:
Master’s degree in the field of photography, art history or related cultural fields (Ph.D. preferred); proven track record of organizing photography exhibitions and publications on photography and its related histories; at least three years’ museum and/or gallery experience; hands-on and historical knowledge of photography’s techniques and materials; knowledge of the art market, dealers, galleries, collectors, fellow professionals and other constituents in the field; ability to work independently and coordinate complex projects to completion; ability to write interpretive material for a diverse audience; significant art historical research skills and experience; excellent written and verbal communication and organization skills; team skills and ability to work effectively with staff, trustees and other vital contacts.

For further information and to apply, please visit

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Job - Curator, Gardiner Museum

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, December 7. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Job Description

The Curator works with the Senior Curator to manage the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibition program. Specific responsibilities are defined from year to year in consultation with the Senior Curator.

The Curator is responsible overseeing and or curating one or more special exhibitions each year, and for giving one or more public lectures as part of the Museum’s adult education program. This full-time position reports to the Senior Curator.

This position works in association with the Interim Chief Curator, Collections Manager, the Installation Manager, and the Education Program Manager.


•PHD in art history or museum studies, some knowledge of ceramics a plus
•At least three years’ experience working in museum and/or gallery environment
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Familiarity with museum operations and collections management a plus
•Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to a broad range of people
•Willingness to work collaboratively and a commitment to meeting deadlines
•Flexibility and a good sense of humor

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