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Job - Assistant Curator, Savannah College of Art and Design

Posted by April Steele • Tuesday, May 17. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

SCAD seeks a qualified assistant curator with a strong knowledge of modern and contemporary art. The assistant curator researches artists for exhibition consideration and develops comprehensive proposals for exhibitions featuring visiting artists and SCAD 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; prepare itineraries and host visiting artists; and conduct studio visits with artists as needed. The assistant curator writes show summaries, catalogs and marketing texts; travels, as needed, to conduct research and/or promote SCAD and its exhibition program; and gathers 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.
Job Requirements

This position requires at least three years related experience in a museum or gallery setting (exclusive of internships) and a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution in art history, allied art, general art or education.

Position open until filled.

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