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Curator of Public Programs

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$45000 - $50000
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07/31/2019

Department: Engagement
Reports to: Deputy Director

WHO IS MOCA?
As the region’s only contemporary art museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) leads the way in shaping and advancing contemporary culture. We are global and local, cosmopolitan and Cleveland at our core. We are grounded in our community, and our visitors are cultural adventurers who we engage with to explore ideas and nurture our humanity. Our work culture is passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, and fun, and we value and support an enterprising staff that anticipates and reacts nimbly to change while embracing new opportunities and challenges. Success of the individual directly impacts success of the institution, so moCa holds every employee to a high standard of excellence with the expectation that everyone understands and participates in the institutional goals.

JOB OBJECTIVE
The Curator of Public Programs is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating a successful and balanced annual roster of strategic, mission-based, engagement-focused programs for adult audiences. The Curator of Public Programs serves as the institutional lead for public programs that integrate our strategic plan goals, embody our brand, enhance our exhibitions, drive revenue, and emphasize diversity, innovation, collaboration, and relevance. Through strategic design and exceptional management, these public programs connect adult audiences to moCa and one another in meaningful ways that contribute to increased attendance, expanded audience, sustained engagement, advancing our global relevance, and deepen our public value.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-- With the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, develops, supervises, and evaluates all adult programs, with tasks including but not limited to:
. .Supervising the seasonal public programs calendar.
. .Negotiating contracts.
. .Arranging travel and vendor, performer, artist, and speaker service provisions.
. .Coordinating and supervising on-site event management, set-up, and take-down.
. .Coordinating documentation.
. .Hosting visiting speakers, artists, and performers and connecting them with the community.
. .Developing and tracking metrics to measure effectiveness.
. .Analyzing/sharing evaluation results.

-- Creates, monitors, and preserves the public programs annual budget.
-- Actively builds opportunistic and sustainable partnerships with individuals, cultural organizations, academic institutions, and community agencies to broaden awareness, support, resources, and revenue for public programs and the institution.
-- Writes public program promotional copy and helps the Marketing & Communication team to prepare and edit print and digital materials that promote, publicize, and interpret public programs.
-- Works with the Development team to identify new, and maximize current, foundation, corporate, and individual sponsorship and funding opportunities for public programs.
-- Works with the Deputy Director and Curator of Education & Engagement to lead planning sessions for public programs that integrate strategic goals, exhibition content, and engagement objectives.
-- Maintains current knowledge of contemporary art and museum programming, including the activities of peer organizations, emerging and established practices, and trending topics in critical cultural discourse.
-- Serves as a primary moCa ambassador for offsite presentations, conversations, and events.
-- Supports additional Engagement Department and moCa needs as required

Job Specific Requirements
-- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in studio art, design, art history, museum studies, or art education.
-- Direct experience working with contemporary art and artists.
-- 3-5 years of professional experience in program development, project management, and/or event planning and promotion; experience working in non-profit cultural sector preferred.
-- Confident public speaker, skilled writer, proven relationship builder.
-- Proficiency with Google applications and all Microsoft office software.
-- Fluency in English: speaking, reading and writing.
-- Current valid driver’s license and reliable automobile.

Core Competencies of all moCa Staff
-- Inspired by contemporary art and culture.
-- Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
-- Responsive to frequently shifting priorities and adaptive to change.
-- Able to manage time, resources, and priorities to complete tasks on time with high-quality results.
-- Positive and professional.
-- Eager to learn and take on new challenges, and open to constructive critical feedback.

Working Conditions and Requirements
-- Regular evening and weekend availability to accommodate the events and programs schedule.
-- Able to sit/stand for long periods of computer use.
-- Able to lift and move objects up 30 pounds.

A Few More Details
-- Our office is an open work space with sitting/standing desks, a semi-private reservable office, and informal and formal meeting spaces.
-- Our salaries are consistent and competitive with similarly sized nonprofits and our health benefits are excellent.
-- We encourage healthy work-life balance with a generous time-off policy and 12 paid holidays.

 

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Gallery Manager (Part-Time)

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$23-$25/hr DOE

Tierra del Sol is seeking a part time (24+ hours a week) GALLERY MANAGER.

Tierra del Sol is seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person. The Gallery Manager is the main line of communication between the Tierra del Sol campuses and the gallery director, making sure installations and openings are executed smoothly, didactic materials for the exhibitions are producing, and making sure the gallery is open on time, clean, staffed and professional in appearance, among other tasks. The hours are Thurs – Sun, noon – 6pm in Chinatown Los Angeles plus gallery events.

All aspects of Gallery and Exhibition operations including but not limited to:

  • Be personable with visitors and provide information about the artists and gallery
  • Achieving marketing, installation, preparation deadlines  
  • Communicating between curators, artists, and other personnel  
  • Securing artist works for exhibits  
  • Assisting curator with gathering images, statements, etc. for exhibits  
  • Drafting press releases  
  • Research  
  • Shipping  
  • Producing special displays for events or exhibits (slideshows, etc.)  
  • Ordering vinyl, posters and postcards, etc.  
  • Cleaning the gallery  
  • Purchasing gallery supplies  
  • Producing the gallery checksheet  
  • Managing special events associated specifically with gallery programs  
  • Social Media  
  • Assure consistent monitoring of reception area and greet public
  • Manage and supervise fundraising projects as identified

 

Administrative reporting including but not limited to:

  • Maintain inventory and storage of client artwork and image archive, supervise storage and use of images,
  • Prepare and conduct educational and promotional presentations and tours
  • Maintain/update individual art records including; sales commissions, exhibition records, honors and awards, special commissions, publications, performances, art biographies
  • Answer phones, relay calls, take messages
  • Compile inventories and create supply orders
  • Assist with paperwork for Client Coordinator and Director
  • Other duties as needed and assigned by Director

 

Qualifications Include:

  • At least 2 years of gallery or similar management experience
  • Ability to manage daily art gallery operations, exercise independent judgment, and direct the work of others – including staff, clients and volunteers.
  • A professional, cheerful and polite demeanor, and the ability to work with customers, staff and clients in a professional manner is required.
  • Copy writing skills and ability to type with accuracy and to be able to carefully edit work.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop/Adobe Cloud Design software and experience in graphic design and production on Macintosh systems.
  • Art handling and installation experience a plus
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Art Educator for Looking to Learn Program at MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)

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Compensation commensurate with experience
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June 21, 2019

Opening in February 2020, MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Boston's newest museum featuring visionary artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

Looking to Learn at MAAM is a visual learning program for Metro Boston Area public and private school students enrolled in 4th through 12th grades. This program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding in a two-visit learning format:

  1. The first visit is a school classroom orientation
  2. The second is a visit to MassArt focused on close looking, learning, and art making

The Looking to Learn educator works as a member of the Museum Education team. This is a part time, paid position, 20-25 hours/week, September 2019 –June 2020. Planning sessions begin in August 2019. Contract is renewable after assessment in June 2020.

While there will be no formal exhibitions on view in fall 2019, Looking to Learn will explore studio art practices at MassArt for the Metro Boston Area public and private school students through the two-visit model. Visits to exhibitions will resume in winter 2020.

For additional information on the program, visit: https://massart.edu/looking-learn

This position reports to the Curator of Education

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement Looking to Learn curriculum under the direction of the Curator of Education and in collaboration with the Museum Education staff;
  • Teach Looking to Learn curriculum in school classrooms and on MassArt campus; 
  • Initiate and maintain communication with participating schools and act as a liaison between the schools and MassArt;
  • Ensure maximum participation from area schools;
  • Organize and transport teaching supplies/materials to the school classroom as well as at MassArt;
  • Coordinate and book bus trips and/or MBTA passes between participating schools and MassArt;
  • Set up and clean up for all teaching sessions at school classrooms and at MassArt;
  • Prepare and coordinate program evaluation;
  • Be able to work with a flexible schedule and to travel independently to participating schools;
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors level degree and/or ongoing study in art education, museum and community education studies or related field;
  • Direct teaching experience with youth (4th-12th grades);
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation;
  • Knowledge of studio art making processes;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning and teaching;
  • Proficiency in internet research and Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in museums and/or cultural organizations;
  • Previous experience with Boston area schools;
  • Demonstrated high standards in classroom and/or museum education practice;
  • Current studio art practice (painting/sculpture/ceramics/printmaking/mixed media/interdisciplinary)
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities

For more information visit www.massart.edu/looking-learn

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