Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call

Opportunity Discipline

All Disciplines

Application Deadline



International performance collective I AM is curating an artist showcase called We are WOMXN. I AM will be selecting 12-15 artists from an application pool of international artists who identify themselves as womxn. I AM mentors, guides, facilitates, and presents their creative vision in a womxn only exhibition in March 2020 with an aim to tour globally throughout the year. I AM's arts initiative will accept proposals in theatre, dance, performance art, painting, sculpture, poetry, film, photography, and music. Artists will apply with either a well thought out concept submission or a completed artwork which they feel best represents who they are and what they want to say at this contemporary moment. The deadline for applications is October 1 and artists will be notified of their selection by Dec 1. Selected artists will not receive compensation for this opportunity, however, I AM aims to elevate the voice of womxn artists through dedicated mentorship, by presenting their work, and by connecting them to new audiences, industry leaders, and press.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Artists who identify as womxn are called to send their CV and headshot photograph. If artists are submitting completed artwork, please send a maximum of 3 video links and/or 5 high resolution photographs of completed artwork for consideration. If the completed work is text based, artists can send up to 10 pages of poetry or writing in PDF format. If the art concept is a work in progress, please send a 2 page concept proposal including visual and written support for the idea to demonstrate the feasibility and development of the artwork. Please send all materials in concise email to with the subject: We are Womxn Application. Deadline is October 1 and artists will be notified by December 1 of their selection.

Residency: AIR Studio has an excellent facility in Paducah, KY (Anywhere)





United States



Opportunity Type

Residency / Artist Colony

Opportunity Discipline

All Disciplines

Application Fee


Application Deadline



A.I.R. Studio Paducah accepting applications for 2020 & 2021, September 1st - deadline October 12, 2019 A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an Artist-in-Residence Studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River. We welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Apply online only

Grant: The Recharge Foundation and NYFA teamed together to award $5,000 to Painters (USA + Territories)

The $5,000 award was created for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. 

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to announce the creation of the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, a $5,000 award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories who are working in the New Surrealist style. The award program will be administered by NYFA with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation.

The Recharge Foundation is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote cross-cultural craftsmanship preservation and create dialogues between antiques, high jewelry, fine arts, and technology. Founded as a private archive from a single family and an affiliate organization of Recharge Capital, Recharge Foundation evolved from a family passion to a platform with international ambitions. In addition to special projects and exhibitions, the foundation provides grants like the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art to support contemporary artists, craftsmen, and designers.

The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, where artists combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work. Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply for the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, however applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline.


Applications for the 2019-20 award cycle are now open. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Click here for the application guidelines.


    • Applicants must be working in the New Surrealist style. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement which was at its height in the 1920s. Artists working within this style combine imagery in uncanny and unexpected solutions.

    • Applicants must be painters. NYFA defines painting as a work that involves painting on any kind of surface.

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time the application closes.

    • NYFA employees, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above cannot apply.

Students in bachelor's or master's degree programs are eligible to apply.




Call for Calendar: CURRENT:LA FOOD conCURRENT call (Greater Los Angeles)

CURRENT:LA FOOD conCURRENT Call for Calendars
For Southern CA artists


CURRENT:LA puts a new spin on traditional international triennials by democratizing the way people access art. The initiative shifts art away from the museum environment and places temporary public art projects and public programs in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles where residents and visitors live, work, and play. CURRENT:LA uses contemporary art as a way to deepen connections on issues affecting Los Angeles and other global cities to inspire civic discourse on those particular issues.

DCA will present the second edition of CURRENT, in response to food, over the course of one month in Fall 2019: CURRENT:LA FOOD will be open from October 5 through November 3, 2019. The issue of food is relevant and timely for LA with the development of such glories and challenges as food diversity and access; inequity and justice; waste and recycling; public health and community-building. The momentum around such topics as eliminating food deserts, supporting urban agriculture, improving distribution systems, and strengthening food polity will be affirmed and reinforced. Los Angeles is poised to become an international culinary capital and role model for food issue solutions.

Approximately 15 temporary public art projects and related public programs will comprise CURRENT:LA FOOD in 2019. CURRENT will be located in public spaces throughout Los Angeles and along its public transportation infrastructure, including bus lines and DASH routes operated by the City’s Department of Transportation, Metro’s rail and bus lines, and the regional Metrolink. As LA’s transit systems continue to undergo an aggressive expansion, an investigation and utilization of public transit will be part of CURRENT 2019. Visitors will be invited to experience Los Angeles’s mobility alternatives as they engage with food-related projects throughout the city.



conCURRENT is an open call for public events to be included on the CURRENT:LA web calendar on conCURRENT aims to increase perspectives on the CURRENT:LA theme during each triennial. This cross-promotional opportunity will highlight events exploring the theme of food throughout the city while increasing an event’s potential outreach. received nearly 158,000 views during the first triennial with a total attendance of over 30,000. 


Please note that this opportunity provides marketing and promotional support and is not a grant opportunity. Submission of an event does not guarantee listing on the CURRENT:LA website. You will be informed of your approved selection via email.



This call for calendars is open to organizations, institutions, collectives, community groups, food justice groups,  sustainability organizations, students, artists and more! Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 6, 2019. 

To be included as part of the online conCURRENT calendar:

  • Events must include food as a theme, topic, or issue

  • Events must take place between October 5 and November 3rd

  • Events must be located within the City of Los Angeles

  • Events must have a venue and permission to use it

  • Event attendance/tickets must be free or low-cost

  • Events must be self-organized and self-funded

  • Event organizers should have a documented track-record of producing public events

In addition:

  • Events that incorporate art and/or culture are highly encouraged

  • Events suggesting or supporting attendees to use public or alternative forms of transportation are highly encouraged

  • Events can be one-time or ongoing as part of a regular series of workshops or activities



Deadline: 09-06-2019
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Cerrina Tayag-Rivera

Job: CSU Fullerton needs a Preparator (Fullerton, CA)

We are looking for a fun and collaborative team member with the right skillsets for CSUF Grand Central Art Center.

The Grand Central Art Center Preparator's primary responsibilities are working with artists and curators in the planning, development, and realization of projects, installations, and exhibitions; prepare art for both pick-up and return to artists/institutions in a safe manner; help to maintain a secure and safe environmental conditions for the art on display and visiting public; regular building upkeep and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have the drive and desire to devote time, energy and enthusiasm towards the success of Grand Central Art Center. GCAC operates with a lean team in which each individual plays a crucial role. A hands-on working style, nimbleness and ability to navigate effectively in a complex environment will be key qualities in a candidate. In addition, the candidate should have a collaborative spirit of process and ability to work with a wide range of artists who may use multiple techniques and materials, which may include video, sound, and new media. The position provides opportunities for career and creative advancement. Knowledge of contemporary art, gallery and museum practice is a plus.

Essential Duties
Install & de-install exhibition (meeting deadlines).
Potential to manage individuals during installations & de-installations.
Coordinate art pick-ups and returns.
Order supplies needed for exhibitions and general building needs.
Crating and packaging artwork for shipping.
Maintain woodshop, tools, and media storage areas.
Dispose of unused paints and materials properly.
Knowledge of media equipment (sound, video, media players, portable drives for artist installations)
Basic construction ability (ability to build pedestals and walls)
Misc. building and apartment maintenance as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
1 year in an artistic setting
High School with some college-level art classes
Prolonged Standing Walking, talking, hearing, pulling, bending, may carry 10-50 lbs. pounds of objects/material, not exposed to extreme noise level, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel, taste or smell.

To be considered an applicant; you must apply through our online applicant portal found on the following site:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at ascemployment@fullerton.eduor (657) 278-4120.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the ASC. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current ASC employees who apply for the position.

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.



Local Government Federal Credit Union


United States


Raleigh, NC

Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call

Opportunity Discipline

All Disciplines

Application Deadline



Call to Artists: RFQ - Quorum Center Lobby Feature Wall Art Owner: Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Quorum Center; 323 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC Call To Artists: This is a call to artists who have an interest in designing, creating and installing an art exhibit to be displayed in the Quorum Center Building in Raleigh, NC. The art will be attached to an existing wall that is part of the ground floor lobby in this prominent building. The owner is Local Government Federal Credit Union who is the party interested in acquiring this art. Davis Kane Architects is the project administrator and will be the liaison between the owner and artist. Submission Deadline: Friday September 13th, 2019 – 5:00 PM delivered to Davis Kane Architects Art Budget: Not To Exceed $100,000 Budget Description: The Budget includes all associated costs of creation, fabrication, shipment, installation, artist fees, travel, maintenance and other direct costs including any modifications to building infrastructure required to accommodate art installation. Project Details: The Quorum Center (QC) is a facility for local government entities and associations to use as a headquarters or as a Raleigh satellite office for networking, promotion, operations and event needs. The QC provides a space equipped with the technology, infrastructure and square footage to host large-scale events and meetings – all with a downtown address that immerses the occupants and visitors in the heart of Raleigh. The proximity to state government buildings and many related agencies is an important facet of the buildings appeal to the occupants. LGFCU requests that qualified artists submit their qualifications for an art installation on the 1st floor lobby feature wall. The wall is 57’ long by 15’ high. It is visible from Jones Street and as such is in a prominent viewing location. Upon satisfactory completion of the installation, LGFCU will own the art and all related rights to the art. The artist will warrant the art installation for a period of up to five years at which point the maintenance requirements will expire. At a future date, LGFCU may elect to relocate the art and make it part of LGFCU’s collection. At that time, a new feature wall display will be installed. The proposer may be an individual artist or a team led by an artist. The term “artist” in this RFP refers to either. See attached for “Attachment A” for additional site information Artwork Goals: The QC art installation should convey an inviting, inclusive and professional environment that pays tribute to the mission and service of local government employees in North Carolina. The artwork should recognize and honor the leadership, service and impact provided by local leaders, employees and community volunteers. From elected officials to first responders, from librarians to parks and recreation employees and volunteers, from county and municipal employees to sanitation and housing authority staff - LGFCU members provide the services, support and structure that keep our communities running – this commitment is at the heart of what the QC artwork should represent. For more information about LGFCU see the link below visit LGFCU management is a focused, technically savvy and highly professional group that holds very high standards for themselves and their work environment. The installation may exploit lighting, technology and interactive elements. It should be noted that the installation will be viewed from within the building lobby as well as the street. The art should be “demountable”; that is, it should be designed and constructed such that it can be readily removed from the location and re-installed to another location without reconstruction or further engagement by the artist. No portion of the art shall be permanently affixed to the building. The art should have a substantial and artistic presence that unites it with the neighboring Museum District and makes it a known attraction in Raleigh that locals appreciate and tourists visit. Content, theme, and elements should honor local government employees by celebrating their service and recognizing their sacrifices, contributions and commitment to community.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Selection Information: From this initial submission, an art selection committee will review all submissions and prepare a shortlist of three to five artists. The committee will then submit Request for Proposals to the shortlist of artists. The RFP will request that the artist submit a proposed art solution for the project. The artist will be compensated for preparation of the submission, the amount of which is to be determined. Application Requirements: All professional artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artists who have successfully managed and completed at least one similar art installation with a budget equal to or greater than $50,000 may be given preference over less experienced artists. The artists must have general liability insurance equal to or greater than the cost of the installation for the duration of the project and have demonstrated the ability to adhere to a strict timeline. Artists’ proposals will be evaluated based upon creativity, their professional qualifications, proven artistic merit of prior relevant work, experience fabricating and installing artwork suitable for this type of environment, and experience working with architects, contractors and municipalities. Sales and Commission: LGFCU will own the art installation and all rights to the art for their corporate collection. A commission will be offered to the shortlisted artists for preparation of the RFP responses. Project Timeline: RFQ Submission Deadline: October 3, 2019. Panel Review: October 3rd through 17th, 2019. Finalist Notification (RFP release): October 17th, 2019. Pre-presentation site visit: October 21st, 2019. Proposal Presentations: January 9, 2020. Final Artist Selection: January 13, 2020. Contract: January 27th, 2020. Design Review Phases: TBD Fabrication: TBD Installation Schedule for art coordinated with project construction: TBD Completion Date: July 13, 2020 (6 months from artist notification) How to Apply: To submit, please see the link to register below and upload submission. Submissions must be a maximum of 25MB total and include the following: 1. Letter of Interest: Maximum 1000 words outlining your interest in this project, experience working on comparable projects and a maximum 500-word statement of your conceptual approach to this project. 2. Professional Resume (if an artist team, include a resume for each team member). Maximum five pages per artist/team member to include artist training, professional experience in fabrication, installation and use of selected materials. 3. Past Project Experience (up to 5 projects) a. All files should be named in the following format: 01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg. b. Still images should be sent as jpegs and should be at least 1000px and 300 dpi at their widest dimension. 2D artists may submit one JPEG per project. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per project. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above. c. Video samples should be edited to be no longer than 2-minutes. Video artists are to submit their work online through clips or url addresses to online sharing formats like Hulu, Vimeo, or YouTube. Please only submit video art or video documentation of an art piece that requires video to be fully experienced. Do not send video walk-throughs of static exhibitions or video slideshows. While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred and video samples can be submitted on CD or flash drive if necessary. Please contact Sarah Burnette via contact below to make arrangements for delivery prior to deadline. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above on digital files and hard copy CD or Flash Drive. d. Description of project including title, schedule details (starting date, fabrication time frame, delivery, and installation), dimensions, significant materials, and budget. e. Professional References: List of three (3) prior permanent art project references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address), name and location of the artwork and a brief description of the relationship. To submit: Please see the link above to register and upload submission. For Questions, Please Contact: For questions, please contact Sarah Burnette at

Job: The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is seeking an experienced audio visual technician (Los Angeles)

Audio Video Coordinator

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national and international artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences. The campus, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA, is committed to robust and distinctive presentations and education programs curated with both creativity and social impact in mind. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 275 dance, theater, opera, classical music, cinema and family programs since its doors opened in October 2013. Hailed as "au courant" (LaLa Magazine), The Wallis was lauded by Culture Vulture, which proclaims, "If you love expecting the unexpected in the performing arts, you have to love The Wallis." Its programming has been nominated for 48 Ovation Awards and seven L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Awards.

The campus itself, a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot facility celebrating the classic and the modern, has garnered six architectural awards. Designed by acclaimed architect Zoltan E. Pali (SPF:architects), the restored building features the original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (on the National Register of Historic Places), which serves as the theater's dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and includes the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater; the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater; an inviting open-air plaza for family, community and other performances; and GRoW @ The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education, where learning opportunities for all ages and backgrounds abound. Together, these elements embrace the city's history and its future, creating a performing arts destination for L.A.-area visitors and residents alike. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is led by Chairman of the Board Michael Nemeroff, Executive Director & Chief Executive Office Rachel Fine and Artistic Director Paul Crewes.

The Wallis is seeking an experienced audio visual technician with professional dance, music and theatre company experience to join our Production team..


* Supervise audio and video/projections technical work crew members and running crew members.

* Act as sound board, or projection system operator to fulfill programming and show run needs. Serve as the primary Audio and/or Video technician for events and shows as needed.

* Assist the Audio Video Director with prep and provide equipment necessary to implement designs.

* Maintain accurate inventories of all audio and video equipment and track its use.

* Assist the Audio/Video Director in facilitating audio and video needs for special events in the theaters and production center.

* Maintain a clear understanding of all aspects of theatrical productions in order to facilitate audio and video needs throughout the preparation, build, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, running, and closing of each production, presentation, and special event.

* Assist the AV Supervisor in directing and overseeing over hire crew, load-in, and maintenance of shows and strike.

* Maintain a safe working environment, including managing and providing training, equipment, recordkeeping, and incident reporting.

* Responsible for reading show reports, rehearsal schedules, and facilities calendars. Follow-up on applicable details and notes, and communicate information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.
* Orient facility renters and visiting productions on safety regulations, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations.


* 3 years experience working as a sound and video technician, or similar, in a professional dance, music and theatre company.

* A practical knowledge of technical theater that includes theatrical and live sound video or projection practices. Experience with a variety of audio reinforcement, control, basic recording, and intercommunications systems.

* Ability to program and operate sound consoles and projection systems for tech and performances. Programming knowledge of Yamaha PM5D, LS9, QLAB and Watchout highly preferred. Dante and Q-sys certifications are a plus..

* Ability to supervise crews and vendors.

* Must be able to troubleshoot and repair Audio and Video equipment.

* Working knowledge of all aspects of theatrical sound design and audio video technologies and experience with a variety of sound and AV equipment is required.

* Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges.

* Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.

* Team player: works closely with Production Department Heads, Production Department Staff, Stage Managers and Production Supervisor.

* Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical productions.

* Must be able to comfortably negotiate stairs, ladders, lifts, and catwalks up to 45 feet above ground, as well as working within confined spaces.

* Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.

* Experience with touring productions and international artists are a plus.


While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to pull, push, and lift up to 50 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, long-range vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work.

This is a full-time position with 100% paid medical benefits, including dental, vision and life insurance ($25,000) for the employee, paid vacation, personal and sick days, 401k and paid parking. Complimentary tickets are occasionally available for performances and events at The Wallis.


Please email cover letter, resume and three references to<> and include Audio Visual Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and encourages applicants of any age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or gender.

Call for Participants: Reading the Mueller Report/Volunteers needed (Anywhere)

I’m a local artist looking for volunteers to assist me in completing my project “Reading the Mueller Report”. I am over two thirds done.
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

I’m videotaping everyday people as they read the Mueller Report to encourage informed citizenship. Then posting them to social media section by section in sequential order. The intent is to familiarize a growing community of readers and social-media viewers with the unfiltered facts of the investigation. Readings vary from 3 to 30 minutes.

“Not a...seizure of power, but rather from people beginning to take power from within the institutions.” Howard Zinn

Democracies do not function without well informed citizens.

“What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." Donald J. Trump

If you are interested in participating in this project please contact me at 213/587-1957 or email

To view the project please go to:

YouTube:, Instagram:, Facebook:,

Thank you for your consideration.

Nina R Salerno
tel 213-587-1957
website ninarsalerno

“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
-Bertolt Brecht

Call for Entry: Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County (California)

Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County
For Inland Empire artists

This is an open community call to populate the walls of the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery of San Bernardino Valley College with the words and images of what life looks and feels like across San Bernardino County. This could be photographs of the view from your window or a portrait of your family. This could take form as a short poem or a collage of postcards from your local gift shop. These walls are going to represent the vivid, textured layers of our lives that we can never see in one pass on a map.


Where do you find yourself, in whose company, in what layers of culture, history, religion, and environment? What are the ways you share that experience with those around you?


A map only contains the layers of information we decide to include and the lens we choose to put on. When you look at a map of San Bernardino County, it is a vast space containing over 20,000 square miles, where 75% of the population lives on just 2.5% of the land. But this data doesn’t convey the rich experiences each of you have with the land you love, steward and share with those closest to you.


We are creating a gallery sized portrait of those selves and those places that populate the largest county in the lower 48. Those 24 cities, 27 census designated places, 77 unincorporated communities, 5 reservations and 3 ghost towns.

For full submission guidelines and online submission form, please visit:


There is no fee to participate. Words, art and images should depict people, places and life in San Bernardino County.

Deadline: 09-07-2019
Arts Connection- The Arts Council of San Bernardino County
San Bernardino, CA

Contact: Jennifer Kane
Phone: 909.381.1900

Residency: Taepyung Salt Farm X Lamplab South Korea

Taepyung Salt Farm X Lamplab seeks artists to submit entries for the juried exhibition, ‘Art Like Salt.’ The winner will be chosen to participate in a residency program in Shinan, designated a ‘Slow City’, in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, with the opportunity to create work in any of the following formats, photography, video, installation, or sculpture, with the theme of ‘the Garden of Time.’


Art Like Salt is…

 ‘Art Like Salt’ is the Taepyung Salt Farm Art Project sponsored by Taepyung Salt Farm Co. (C.E.O. Sangil Kim) and curated by LampLab (Director Suejin Shin). Taepyung Salt Farm is located on Jeungdo Island, known for large tidal flats and long sunny days that create the ideal conditions for Korea's famous sea salt. Taepyung Salt Farm also operates the Salt Museum, once a salt storage, now preserved as a national cultural heritage. Many people visit Jeungdo Island every season to see the famous beautiful sunsets. We have created a new special exhibition hall in the Salt Museum which we hope will bring artistic inspiration. 


1.     Theme: The Garden of Time

Based on the imagination of human time beyond its existential limits, we will make art stories through the work of artists who examine life and beauty. We would love to explore the origin of existence and empathize with the dignity of life.


2.     Format

Photography, video, installation, sculpture


3.     Benefits for the winner

The Winner of the Year (an individual or group) will have the opportunity to participate in a residency program for 6 weeks between September and October 2019. (RV in a leisure park will be provided)

The artworks of the winner will be exhibited at the Salt Museum located in Jeungdo, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea, for 12 weeks between October 2019 and February 2020.

The winner also will be rewarded 5,000,000 KRW (before tax) and travel expenses (EU·America - 1,200,000 KRW / Asia and other countries - 700,000 KRW, before tax)


4.     Submission Period and Deadline

August 1st ~ September 2nd, 2019 24:00 (Korea local time)


5.     How to Apply

Please submit at least 10 images in jpeg (individual or series of works). Provide a description including title, year, dimension, and material of your work in the body of the email, to

Please include your name, mailing address, email address, resume, and artist’s statement (PDF file).

We will notify you within 2 days, upon receipt of the email.

No entry fee.


6.     Notification

The winner of the submission will be notified no later than September 9th, 2019


If you have any questions, email us at

Deadline: 09-02-2019
South Korea

Contact:Chul S Lee

Job: Office and Social Media Manager of Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Culver City, CA)

Office and Social Media Manager
Center for the Study of Political Graphics

Culver City, CA


The Office and Social Media Manager will work closely with the Executive Director in maintaining the administrative, programmatic, and financial operations of a small but very busy, non-profit arts organization. They will also work with staff to envision and execute social media and marketing strategies for the organization. This position oversees daily social media outreach and promotion and requires a highly motivated, organized, detailed oriented, tech knowledgeable individual who takes initiative, and is a pro-active problem solver. 



  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

  • Candidate must possess excellent organizational and administrative skills and the ability to successfully oversee multiple tasks, including phone requests, scheduling and welcoming visitors to the archive.

  • Candidate must be a confident and proficient writer capable of creative copywriting for CSPGs online outreach (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Newsletter).

  • Candidate must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access or equivalent database software. Experience with Quickbooks and basic web development (HTML/CSS) is a plus.

  • Candidate must be experienced with managing pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To Apply:

Please submit via email a Cover letter noting interest/qualifications; Resume; and three References.

Put Office and Social Media Manager in the subject line,

Deadline:  until filled.


Contact:Carol Wells
Address: Suite 103,104

Deadline: 09-05-2019

Job: Percent for Art Program Officer Minnesota State Arts Board (St. Paul, MN)

Percent for Art Program Officer
Minnesota State Arts Board

Saint Paul, MN

The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program officer provides professional artistic and administrative leadership for, and manages all aspects of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the State of Minnesota’s Percent for Art in Public Places program (authorized by Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.35).  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is an executive branch agency in the state government.  Its board members are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. The board manages the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program through a delegation of authority from the Minnesota Department of Administration.

For qualifications and details, visit the Minnesota Careers job posting.

Contact:Jodie Segelstrom

Deadline: 09-03-2019

Job: Registrar and Exhibition Coordinator at the Bolinas Museum (Bolinas, CA)

Registrar/Exhibition Coordinator
Bolinas Museum

Bolinas, CA

Bolinas Museum is seeking an experienced part-time Registrar/Exhibition Coordinator. The position is responsible for the care and documentation of the Bolinas Museum’s history and art collections, and the coordination of incoming and outgoing loans and exhibition logistics related to museum exhibitions. Candidates are required to have a minimum two years proven collection management and exhibition coordination experience. This is a contract position to start with growth potential and a unique opportunity to work in a beautiful coastal Marin County setting. Over the past decade, the museum has reached new heights, thanks to programmatic growth, growing attendance numbers, and the critical support of its community. With its 40th anniversary on the horizon, its exciting time to be become a part of the team. To learn more and to apply, visit


Deadline: 09-01-2019

Job: "Craft in America" needs an education coordinator (Los Angeles)

Education Coordinator
Craft in America

Los Angeles, CA

Craft In America Center Education Coordinator

The Craft in America Center is looking for an Education Coordinator to manage its education outreach program with local K-12 under-served students, Craft in Schools, and to help maintain and manage our small museum space with a multitude of other projects.


Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and celebration of the handmade and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The Center is a museum and programmatic space with a library located on Third Street in the heart of Los Angeles. Our space is used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, research, lectures, education outreach, and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of the Craft in America project, which began with a Peabody Award-winning and on-going PBS documentary series.
See: < > for more information about the overall project.

The Education Coordinator is a public-facing representative of Craft in America who is ideally, friendly, and organized. He/she will have experience teaching students at various grade levels and working knowledge of standards-based art education practices. Knowledge of the contemporary crafts movement is a plus. An undergraduate degree in art history, museum studies, art education, studio art, or a related field is required. She/he should be a fluid, enthusiastic user of social media and have strong verbal and written communication skills. The Center has a small team, and the candidate must be hardworking, detail-oriented, excellent at multitasking, able to troubleshoot with technology, resourceful, and flexible. The nature of the position involves various additional aspects of museum operations including but not limited to: collections management, library management, and exhibition installation.

Regular tasks and responsibilities include:
Developing and writing standards-based lesson plans for site visits and workshops
Coordinating logistics, scheduling, and communicating with artists and educators
Creating and implementing hands-on activities for children
Assisting with event/program management and planning
Interacting and engaging with visitors
Writing and posting blog, social media, and other website content
Assisting with exhibition logistics including loan agreements and shipping
Assisting with de-installation and installation
Maintaining contact and library databases
This is a part time position that entails working some Saturdays each month.
Involves intermittent travel to participating local school sites.
Requires moving/lifting up to 40 lbs. of weight
Please submit a cover letter, cv and short writing sample to:

Craft in America Center 8415 West Third Street, LA, CA 90048 323-951-0610
Address: 1120 S. Robertson Blvd. Suite 301

Deadline: 09-01-2019

Job: Director of Communication California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)

Director of Communication 


San Francisco

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and serving as a senior member of the department, the Director of Communication serves as the College's primary spokesperson; creates, implements, and evaluates a multi-year communication plan to inform and raise awareness about CCA and supporting the institution's strategic plan, mission, vision, and goals. Areas of responsibility include: public and media relations; executive communications; internal communications; neighborhood/community/government relations; social media; and public information. 

The director of communication produces communications for the college's internal and external stakeholders to keep them informed of institutional news and developments. Internally, the director creates and implements strategies to communicate to faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, and donors to promote awareness of institutional happenings. Externally, the director proactively communicates with the media and other interested parties to share important developments and institutional changes to maintain a positive image of the college. 

In support of the college's goal to bring all college operations from Oakland to San Francisco by 2021, the director will lead the execution and ongoing refinement of the Campus Unification Communication Plan.


Internal/External Communications - 30% of time 

  • Evolution of and continued implementation of Campus Unification Communications Plan that includes strategic use of all communication tools (digital, print, in person large and small group meetings, etc.)

  • Works with HR and academic administration to plan agendas for All Staff and All Faculty meetings, as well as broad based messaging to these groups. 

  • Oversees and helps create and produce major publications such as the bi-annual college magazine (Glance) and the president's newsletter. 

  • Develops opportunities for college leadership to share plans with and hear from reps of key constituents.

  • Serves as liaison with key neighborhood groups and city officials.

Public Relations and Media Relations - 25% of time  

  • With VP, sets proactive media relations strategy.

  • Direct all aspects of media relations to further the goals of the president and the college. 

  • Serves as a spokesperson and a lead point person on media interactions.

  • Prioritizes media opportunities to obtain significant and impactful coverage that reinforces brand identity. 

  • Oversees cultivation and management of press relationships. 

  • Trains key faculty and staff for interacting with the media, and identifies those who will be most effective in telling the CCA story.

  • Serves as a liaison with public relations agencies. 

  • Manages communication staff to maximize efforts to shape awareness and understanding of CCA through media coverage and PR. 

Executive Communications - 25% of time

  • Shape content and delivery strategies for broad-based, internal and external communications from the president, provost and other senior leadership. 

  • Facilitate communication of top executives by drafting, editing, and finalizing content for major speeches, letters to the community, articles in print and on the web, editorials, blogs, etc.

  • Work with president, senior cabinets members, and staff in HR and academic affairs to plan content for key staff, faculty and student meetings.

  • Develop a comprehensive and coordinated issues/crisis communications plan; provide high-level communications and public relations counsel to the risk management team to minimize reputational risk and damage.

  • Write all risk and crisis communication announcements to ensure public safety and accurate information and coordinate dissemination via email, Rave, Portal,, social media, media outlets, and others as the plan warrants. 

Public Information - 5% of time 

  • With input from the Enrollment Services Office, researches, prioritizes and develops strategies to improve CCA's institutional rankings and ratings among key online and print sources. Works with staff in ESO, institutional research, and administration to ensure rating agencies receive the most up-to-date information about CCA. 

  • Serve as the point person for external inquiries regarding facts/history about the college. 

  • Distributes CCA factsheet in forms useful to a variety of constituencies. 

Administration - 10% of time

  • Oversees the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development and supervision of the Media Relations Manager.

  • Lead and direct the communication staff and coordinate at strategic and tactical levels with all departments across the college.

  • Coordinate unit plans, goals, and objectives, designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment. 

Social Media - 5% of time

  • Work with the Social Strategist & Storyteller to set and execute the college's social media strategy in support of the college's strategic initiatives.


  • BA/BS in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or closely related field is required.

  • Seven or more years of significant and progressively challenging communications experience within an education or cultural setting. 

  • Minimum three years management experience is required.

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; Ability to write authentically for different “voices” within the college.

  • Energetic, resourceful, driven, creative

  • Demonstrates initiative in seeking new kinds of opportunities to raise awareness about the College's event and initiatives

  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements.

  • Well-informed of evolving best practices specific to higher education media relations, executive communications, and college-rankings.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to work on deadline and multitask.

  • Experienced budget manager and supervisor with track record of maximizing effectiveness of limited resources.

  • Ability to work well with staff, faculty, trustees, students, donors, and volunteers.

  • Proven record of flexibility and successful teamwork, especially in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with social media, presentation software, Google apps, and media tracking software a must. 

  • Strategic thinker with understanding of the role of multi-platform integrated communications to advance organizational objectives. 

  • Media contacts in the art and design community preferred. 


San Francisco

Additional Locations 

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. 

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. 


Please address any questions to 

To apply, visit 

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.


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Deadline: 09-25-2019

Job: American Folk Art Museum needs a FT Curator of Folk Art (NYC)

Job Information

  • Location:

    New York, New York, 10023, United States

  • Job ID:


  • Posted:

    July 2, 2019

  • Position Title:

    Curator of Folk Art

  • Company Name:

    American Folk Art Museum

  • Job Function:


  • Entry Level:


  • Job Type:


  • Min Education:

    Master's Degree

The Curator of Folk Art provides leadership and intellectual oversight for the museum’s collections and exhibitions of historic and principally American folk art. The Curator of Folk Art (1) collaborates with the Director and staff to conceive and shape a distinctive and dynamic long-range exhibition program that advances the museum’s visibility and reputation, and ensures the Director’s strategic vision; (2) provides direction for collection growth through acquisitions; (3) actively cultivates relationships for gifts of funds for exhibitions and programs as well as gifts of art; and (4) contributes to the museum’s strategic planning process, helping to define objectives and programs to support its ongoing mission to promote knowledge of and appreciation for folk art.



  • Works with the Director and Exhibitions Committee to establish long-range plans for the exhibitions program; evaluates internal and external exhibition proposals and programs.

  • Curates original exhibitions drawn from the museum’s collection and external loans; partners with guest curators; and evaluates and contracts for important traveling exhibitions.

  • Develops and implements exhibition and publication budgets and schedules with appropriate staff.

  • Writes and edits exhibition and publication materials that convey sophisticated ideas while also appealing to a broad range of visitors and readers; collaborates with publications and design staff on production of materials.


  • Works with Director to solicit gifts of art to the collection.

  • Provides direction for collection growth and evaluation through acquisitions and deaccessions, and collecting plans.

  • Oversees research and interpretation of collection and cataloging.

  • Reviews and recommends loan requests based upon knowledge of the collection and merit of project.

Research and Education

  • Conducts original research for publications and exhibitions.

  • Works with Education Department in coordinating special programs related to exhibition schedules and developing interpretive programs and materials.

Promotion/Public Service

  • Meets with visitors, donors, collectors, and scholars as a representative of museum.

  • Responds to queries from the public regarding collections, exhibitions, and acquisitions and programs.

  • Conducts tours of exhibitions, museum, and collections to donors and potential donors, docents, scholars, etc.

  • Prepares and presents lectures and general talks.

  • Contributes to outside publications.

  • Visits public and private collections to expand knowledge in general and to solicit donations to museum collections.

  • Represents the museum and Director at appropriate professional associations and gatherings.

  • Builds and maintains network of professional relationships with artists, curators, critics, and other specialists locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Collaborates with development staff on fundraising, actively cultivating relationships with existing major and potential donors, foundations, and collectors.

  • Coordinates with Director of Communications and Marketing to promote exhibitions and other museum initiatives.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The American Folk Art Museum provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square in midtown Manhattan. The administrative office for the museum is in Long Island City, Queens.


  • Master’s degree in field of American folk art, decorative arts, and/or art history.

  • Curatorial experience producing exhibitions/programs for museums.

  • Demonstrated experience and success in patron and donor cultivation necessary.

Job: The Bronx Museum of the Arts is looking for a FT Curator (NYC)

Job Information

  • Location:

    Bronx, New York, 10456, United States

  • Job ID:


  • Posted:

    July 5, 2019

  • Position Title:


  • Company Name:

    The Bronx Museum of the Arts

  • Job Function:


  • Entry Level:


  • Job Type:


  • Min Education:

    Master's Degree

  • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

Position Title: Curator

Status: Full time, Non-exempt

Reports to: Executive Office (Director/Deputy Director)


The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

Since its inception in 1971, the Bronx Museum of the Arts has prioritized serving the underserved communities in which it was founded. Always free and open to the public—so there are no barriers to access—The Bronx Museums’ programming expresses its tremendous cultural and community wealth, striving to be an open, inclusive, and equitable place where all feel welcome.

General Summary

The Bronx Museum of the Arts seeks a Curator to join a team working towards social justice and reimagining the museum in service to its communities. The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) is at an exciting moment: under the leadership of a new Executive Director, it approaches its 50th anniversary and a pending capital project that will refresh its Southern lobby and its public connection, while adding programmatic space.

Overall Responsibilities

The Curator provides oversight of all curatorial activities, including all Bronx Museum exhibitions (onsite and offsite), curatorial-related programs, curatorial printed matter, and the Museum’s permanent collection. S/he serves as the in-house curatorial expert and spokesperson for the BxMA, with an appetite for interfacing with a broad and interested public, including a range of artists, community members, colleagues, students, funders, and Board Members. S/he is responsible for overseeing research, project development, interpretation, budgeting, implementation, tracking, documentation, dissemination, conclusion, and reporting.

The Curator reports regularly on progress to the Executive Office, recommends action, and implements approved activities. The Curator is responsible for monitoring and tracking expenditures, keeping within approved budgets, and providing materials as requested for the Development Department and for Public Relations. The Curator is engaged with seeking support for approved projects and for the institution’s Gala benefit/s, as well as other smaller cultivation events throughout the year. The Curator oversees departmental workers and insures the productive interaction of Curatorial with all staff, especially the Education Department.

The Curator supervises and annually reviews the Curatorial staff, supervises approved contract workers, and is eager to seek out and nurture interns and fellows to both provide opportunities for training and also to enhance the BxMAs abilities.

General Exhibition Program

  • Responsible for all aspects of planning for all BxMA exhibitions, curated in-house or by guest curators, including but not limited to: correspondence, contracts/agreements, budgets and estimates, checklists, short and long narratives, power point presentations, and other materials; proposed programming calendars, biographies, bibliographies and other educational materials; and preliminary, fundraising and managing the department’s activities in accordance with approved budgets.

  • Responsible for future planning, including responding to unsolicited proposals, and seeking out desirable proposals and collaborations for the Director’s review.

  • Works collaboratively with the following to develop, implement, and report on: Development for fundraising; Public Relations for marketing plan; Education for interpretation and programming; Security and Maintenance for implementation, and others as required.

  • Working in tandem with the Registrar and/or Permanent Collection Manager, the Curator is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of Temporary Loans and movement of objects into and out of the Permanent Collection, including: all loans and loan forms, incoming and outgoing packing and shipping, insurance forms, donations forms, photography, framing, and all professional services.

  • Produces and/or oversees all final texts for invitations, press releases, signage, brochures, website materials, ad copy, and other public materials, and, when budget allows, publications. Coordinates with necessary and approved editors, translators, designers and other providers in the production of said materials.

  • Produces proposed exhibition layouts and installation and de-installation schedules, including the planning of personnel (security, art handlers, operational personnel, artists, etc.), display furniture, mounting needs, a/v equipment and its installation, and other site-specific technicalities. Insures materials and personnel needed are present as required. Maintains and updates schedule during installation and de-installation, informing all parties of any changes.

  • Plans, coordinates, implements, is responsible for the supervision of all installations and de-installations as the Museum’s curator-in-charge, serving to solve any unexpected problems or issues which may arise.

  • Works productively with finance, reviewing, approving and providing appropriate paperwork for payments, backup for credit card purchases, contracts for review, and end-of-year financial information requested and required by law in a timely fashion, for all Curatorial related activities.

  • Oversees the conceptualization and implementation of Curatorial public programming, and collaborates with Education Department in the development of their interpretive and public programming.

  • Serves on AIM panels and juries as needed.

Permanent Collection

  • Oversees ongoing research and maintenance of the Permanent Collection and undertakings related to loans, exhibitions, digitization, or other projects.

  • Oversees the Permanent Collection database and files, and provides images, captions, and any required permissions for press, education, the Museum Shop, colleagues, and others.

  • Serves as the primary liaison to the Permanent Collection Committee, working on policies, seeking donations (or acquisitions as funds allow), and developing activities in order to enhance the Permanent Collection.

  • Handles offers of donation, receiving materials and making recommendations to the Executive Office. Prepares all materials required from Curatorial and other departments for Permanent Collection Committee and Board of Trustee meetings.


  • Working in tandem with Development, Special Events, Public Relations, and others, collaborates on the development and implementation of press events and receptions.

  • Working in tandem with Development, Special Events, Public Relations, and others, collaborates on the development and implementation of the annual spring Gala, the fall fundraiser at the Museum, and other cultivation or VIP group events.

  • Assist in preparing materials for grant proposals and reports, related to Curatorial activities, exhibitions and programs.

  • Attends institutional meetings, including Senior Staff, Staff, and Board Meetings as requested, and other scheduled meetings with funders, artists, curators, or professional colleagues as requested.

  • Other tasks as assigned and agreed upon by employee and supervisor.

To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter and two writing samples to: and include “Curator” in the subject line.

First round of application reviews will begin Monday, July 29, 2019. Post will remain open until filled.

Selected applications will be contacted. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we will not be able to respond to phone calls or emails.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.


Desired Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Art History, PhD preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of professional curatorial or museum experience, overseeing staff and working with a Permanent Collection preferred

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Fluency in various computer and digital imaging systems (TMS a plus)

  • Ability to manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule

  • Ability and appetite to work well and/or supervise various constituencies

  • Spanish/English bilingual skills a plus

Job: Washington State Historical Society needs an Exhibits Designer

Job Information

  • Location:

    Tacoma, Washington, 98402, United States

  • Job ID:


  • Posted:

    July 6, 2019

  • Position Title:

    Exhibits Designer

  • Company Name:

    Washington State Historical Society

  • Job Function:


  • Entry Level:


  • Job Type:


  • Job Duration:


  • Min Education:


  • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

  • Required Travel:


  • Salary:


Exhibits are the principal mode of interpretation within the Agency’s museum. The mission of WSHS places high value on quality audience engagement of which exceptional exhibitry is a key component. The Exhibit Designer and Project Manager designs unique temporary exhibits and manages their installation as well as the maintenance and revision of long-term exhibits.


Temporary Exhibits

Exhibit design using selected CAD programs to produce scaled floor plans, elevations, perspective views, and sketches including case layouts as a part of exhibition planning. Presents draft designs at exhibit team meetings. Works with AE Director and Lead Exhibitions Curator to develop conceptual approaches, as well as graphic look and feel of temporary exhibitions, and upgrades to permanent exhibitions, as needed. Works with other members of AED/WSHM staff on graphic design to support AE programs/projects. Works with Lead Exhibitions Curator and WSHS Registrar on selection and presentation of artifacts for exhibitry, programming considerations as they related to design. Use graphic design skills to design and produce/oversee in-house or outsourced production of all supporting graphic materials (exhibit didactics, panels, vinyl text, printed murals).

Installation work Supervise/direct/support exhibitions staff regarding exhibition installation, including exhibition mounts, placement/hanging of exhibition objects/artifacts safely and securely using collection management standards and museum best practices. Work alongside exhibitions staff for exhibitions/artifact installation as needed.

Artifact handling including packing, unpacking, movement and transportation of artifacts using collections management standards and museum best practices. Includes de-installations. Leads installation/deinstallation teams and manage contractor preparators. Coordinates with registrar regarding logistics and scheduling. Manages deliveries and pick-ups when necessary. Trains interns and others in installation techniques.

Project management including communication with staff and contractors regarding assigned tasks and deadlines; scheduling of contractors, tasks, events; supervision of gallery prep, fabrication and installation contractors. Communicates with WSHS staff and staff of other institutions regarding arrival of guest curators and logistics of loading, shipping/receiving, movement, replacement, storing and installation/de-installation of objects and artifacts. Works closely with curators to determine content, graphic look and feel, and visitor experience in exhibition galleries when assigned. Trains staff on exhibitry best practices as necessary to support install and de-install efforts. Monitors progress. Communicates with exhibition loan companies to facilitate installation plans/exhibition installation and compliance with loan contract standards.

Gallery preparation and repair Supervise/direct/support exhibitions staff (Preparator & IT Specialist) placement, securing, patching and painting of walls in temporary gallery spaces; troubleshooting electronics and lighting.

Permanent Exhibits

Exhibit design using CAD programs to produce floor plans, elevations, perspective views, and sketches including case layouts. Presents draft designs at exhibit team meetings. Works with audience engagement staff in producing design. Designs and produces graphic materials.

Installation work Supervise/direct/support exhibitions staff regarding exhibition installation, including exhibition mounts, placement/hanging of exhibition objects/artifacts safely and securely using collection management standards and museum best practices. Work alongside exhibitions staff for exhibitions/artifact installation as needed

Artifact handling including packing, movement, and transportation of artifacts using collections management standards. Coordinates with registrar regarding logistics and scheduling.

Project Management including communication with staff and contractors regarding assigned tasks and deadlines; scheduling of contractors, tasks, events, supervision of gallery prep, fabrication and installation contractors. Communicates with WSHS staff and staff of other institutions regarding shipping/receiving, movement, replacement, storing, and installation/de-installation of objects and artifacts. Works closely with curators to determine content of exhibition when assigned. Trains staff on exhibitry best practices as necessary to support install and de-install efforts. Monitors progress.

Gallery preparation and repair Supervise/direct/support exhibitions staff (Preparator & IT Specialist)for placement, securing, patching and painting of walls in temporary gallery spaces; troubleshooting electronics and lighting.

Renovations/Upgrades Works with AE director, Lead Exhibits Curator, and contractors (design and fabrication) for the review and installation of permanent exhibition galleries’ upgrades/renovations.

Traveling Exhibitions

Manage travel exhibitions including the facilitation/scheduling of transit/shipping, receiving, installation teams, compliance with standards and stipulations in contracts, troubleshooting, and layout for exhibition galleries. Monitor compliance with exhibition loan contract regarding logistics.

Staff management and monitoring effective use of human resources and budgetary resources in regards to program development, delivery, and evaluation.

Supervise, direct, and support exhibitions staff in line with their position and classification (Preparator and IT Specialist). Monitoring how staff time is allocated to exhibit design, development, and maintenance and/or staffing assignment changes as necessary in line with achieving institutional goals. Track expenditures as related to job responsibilities and corresponding budgets. Work with Lead Exhibitions Curator to develop individual exhibition(s) budgets/track expenses. Work with staff to determine and facilitate proper training and or development opportunities, as appropriate.

Job: Catalina Island Museum Director of Exhibitions (Catalina, CA)

Job Information

  • Location:

    Avalon, California, 90704, United States

  • Job ID:


  • Posted:

    June 21, 2019

  • Position Title:

    Director of Exhibitions

  • Company Name:

    Catalina Island Museum

  • Job Function:


  • Entry Level:


  • Job Type:


  • Job Duration:


  • Min Education:

    Master's Degree

  • Min Experience:

    5-7 Years

  • Required Travel:


The Director of Exhibitions is a key member of the museum’s team responsible for planning, developing and overseeing 4-6 special exhibitions annually. Exhibitions are displayed in two separate galleries with 1400 square feet of combined space and in dedicated outdoor sculpture areas. Additionally, the Director of Exhibitions is responsible for regular rotations of the museum’s permanent historic Catalina collections within a 1400 square foot gallery. Stand-out candidates will have at least 5 years of experience managing exhibitions and hold a M.A. in a museum-related field. They will understand planning for and the cadence of scheduling high-risk/reward exhibitions; will possess superior organizational and communication skills; embrace best museum practices and museum collection care; demonstrate comfort working with lenders on a local, national and international scale; nurture creativity and community; excel at team building, leadership and strategic planning. Experience with exhibition design and installation would give candidates a competitive edge. The Director of Exhibitions will work with the entire museum team, will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Registration and Collections Associate to secure, contract, insure and transport loans to and from the museum.


  • Research, propose, coordinate, communicate and manage all exhibition related activities.

  • Continually advance the exhibition calendar with 2-3 years of scheduled exhibitions in development.

  • Budget appropriately for all needs related to exhibitions and museum collections.

  • Develop content for permanent and temporary displays.

  • When appropriate hire, coordinate and act as a liaison with outside vendors, contracted Guest Curators, Designers and Preparators.

  • Perform administrative tasks related to exhibitions contracts, report writing, exhibition documentation, updating database and archives, publication files and correspondence.

  • Excite Museum members, stakeholders and Catalina’s community through well-planned exhibitions and the use of the museum’s collections.

  • Prepare ahead to deter any delays caused by island-related issues such as weather or lack of available materials.

  • Speak publicly and trains staff and docents about exhibitions.

  • Understand federal, state and local laws affecting loans of artwork.

  • Work with staff and Board of Trustees to move Museum towards Alliance of American Museum accreditation

Job: Chief Preparator at the Sarasota Art Museum (Florida)

Sarasota Art Museum
Ringling College of Art + Design

Chief Preparator

The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design is transforming the historic Sarasota High School into a state-of-the-art destination, with the art museum as its anchor project. The Museum, a contemporary kunsthalle, will be a dynamic center for exhibiting innovative and compelling visual art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Museum is seeking the Chief Preparator to provide art handling related to the fabrication and installation/de-installation of galleries, receiving and shipping artwork, packing and storage of art objects. This position will work directly for the curatorial staff to interpret the design and construction of exhibits and displays of contemporary art for the visiting public. The Chief Preparator may supervise two or three part-time employees and/or manage hired contractors to support in the build-out of new exhibits.

The successful candidate will be able to maintain and drive exhibition project schedules, and will use their creativity to solve potential problems and prioritize the various needs of the curators, preparators and artists. They will need to be highly collaborative with exceptional interpersonal skills. The designed and constructed exhibitions completed by the Chief Preparator will be seen and appreciated by tens of thousands of visitors annually and will require execution at the highest degree of quality and expertise.

Open until filled. Apply on-line at

Ringling College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma

  • Three to five years of experience working in an art museum handling and installing artwork, implementing exhibitions, and building exhibition furniture/walls

  • Proven ability to work on complex projects and lead an installation crew

  • Knowledge of art handling techniques, practices and principles, and associated materials

  • Experience with woodshop tools and fabrication techniques, as well as knowledge of building construction and general mechanical maintenance

  • Experience in the use of powered lifts and ladders in galleries as well as skill in handling trucks, forklifts, lifts and other forms of moving equipment

  • Flexibility to work extended hours as needed

  • Familiarity with museum industry standards and best practices as outlined by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license or ability to obtain one

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS Office and SketchUp