Call for Curators: New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018 (Newtonville, MA)

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Program 2018
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460

Entry Deadline: 6/5/18


Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6 
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20 

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1. Statement of Purpose

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives.

The New Art Center (NAC) are currently accepting curatorial proposals for 5- to 7-week group exhibitions from September 2019 – May 2020 at the New Art Center in Newton. We will only accept electronic submissions received by June 5, 2018. No extensions will be granted and no paper applications will be accepted.

2. Background Information

Since 1991, NAC has used its Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two artists or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. We continue this tradition through the COP, our annual public call for curatorial proposals.

Our Main Gallery is one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, which attracts over 5,000 visitors each year. The gallery occupies the hall of a former church, with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, substantial natural light, and several movable wall panels. The space is approximately 2,500 square feet, with an average width of 39 feet and an average length of 40+ feet.

A visit to the gallery prior to application is advised and encouraged, if possible. Two curatorial workshops, led by local curators, will be held on March 14 and April 25 from 7-9 PM. Prospective applicants are encouraged (though not required) to attend one of these workshops to hear more about the curatorial process and have questions about the program answered by NAC staff. To register, visit

The COP furthers the NAC’s mission to offer exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. COP exhibitions and associated public programs are the foundation of our gallery education and outreach programs and enhance the learning available in our studio classes and workshops, which educate over 2,500 students annually and sustain a faculty of over 40 professional artists.

3. Scope of Work


  • Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
  • Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged (see ‘proposed public programs’ under Criteria, below).
  • In proposals including one’s own work, that work should not be the main focus of the exhibition, and should only be included if it supports the thesis. Artists wishing to include their own artwork in the proposal must be willing to eliminate their own work if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition. 

Additional Considerations:                

  • The proposed exhibitions can include works in a single medium or several media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to installation, performance, and sound art. A variety of media or diverse use of similar media is recommended.
  • Exhibitions may be organized around medium or process
  • Exhibitions may investigate social, cultural, historical, theoretical or political concepts
  • Strong applications are centered on a curatorial concept that ties the work together (see "4.Decision Criteria")

NAC Support
For each exhibition, the New Art Center provides a curator stipend to be applied to exhibition-related expenses at the curator's discretion. The stipend is awarded after the opening reception. Curators and artists are encouraged to consult with the NAC to seek outside funding to enhance their exhibition program(s) or invitation, or to provide for additional advertising. The NAC receives a 50% commission on sales of any works in the exhibitions. 

The NAC provides:

  • a set budget for printing of a postcard invitation
  • a $1,000 USD curator stipend
  • public relations support such as sending press releases to press venues
  • advertisements, extensive listings, emails to our 10,000+ person mailing list, and posts to our social media feeds
  • duplication of material for distribution at the exhibition
  • gallery signage
  • insurance up to $150,000 in total for art work while it is at the NAC
  • physical assistance in preparing the space and installing the work
  • an opening reception with refreshments

The NAC does not provide (or pay for):

  • transportation of artworks or artists to or from the NAC
  • installation construction beyond basic installation and wall configuration

4. Decision Criteria

  • Quality of the work to be shown: Note - though submission of artists' resumes is required, artists who lack substantial exhibition records and experience will still be considered.
  • Clarity, subtlety, and power of the underlying curatorial concept: Proposed exhibitions must articulate a clear central idea, convincingly supported by the work included. This idea, or thesis, must be expressed in a brief curator's statement of concept. This is required whether the central idea is simply strong aesthetic resonance between works in a single medium or complex theoretical or academic dialogue presented across multiple media.
  • Proposed public programs: The Curatorial Opportunity Program helps advance the New Art Center’s educational mission by using the galleries to enhance the experience of NAC’s students and guests. Proposals must include at least one educational component connected with the exhibition, the goal of which is to place the exhibition, the art practices, and the curatorial practice into the larger context of contemporary art for a general public. This can consist of a panel discussion, gallery talk, ongoing interactive presentations, activities geared toward engaging the NAC’s daily student population or related presentations and/or performances in other mediums.
  • Capability of the curator to carry out the project: In addition to working with the Exhibitions Director on the exhibition design and installation, curators are also responsible for communicating with the artists. This includes assuring timely delivery of press materials, adherence to agreed-upon artwork delivery and pickup times, etc. The curator and artists are expected to work with the Exhibitions Manager to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished and deadlines are met.

5. Eligibility                               
All artists and curators are eligible regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities. While artists and curators from the greater Boston area are encouraged to participate, there are no geographic restrictions. Please keep in mind that the NAC does not pay for travel expenses or shipping of artwork (or insurance of artwork in transit to or from NAC).

Proposals will not be considered for one-person exhibitions or if they envision a general call to artists. Additionally, proposals will not be considered if they lack a statement of concept; require financial support from the Center beyond the usual stipend and services (see Support); are late or incomplete; are inappropriately scaled for the Main Gallery (see Gallery Space) or have prohibitively complex and/or expensive installation requirements.

6. Requirements for Proposal Preparation

  • ou must complete all fields in the online application in order for it to be submitted. The application requires that you upload all of your documents as PDF or Word documents. The curator statement, proposed public program(s) and image list will also need to be entered into the text boxes provided as well.  CREATE YOUR DOCUMENTS FIRST, AND THEN COPY THE TEXT INTO THE TEXT BOXES.
  • You must create a free CaFÉ™ login and password in order to upload images and all other aspects of the application.
  • Other helpful hints and a CaFÉ FAQ are found here:


  • Curator's Statement of Concept  
    • (suggested length: 1-2 paragraphs or 200 words)
      • The curator's statement must begin with an exhibition title followed by a one-paragraph summary of the curatorial intention of the show.
  • Artist List
    • (suggested length: 50-100 words per artist)
      • The artist list should address each artist individually and discuss how the body of work selected for exhibition relates to and supports the overall concept.
  • Proposed Public Program(s) with Educational Component
    • (suggested length 1 pg/300 words)
      • At least one public program proposal is required, more than one is encouraged. Each proposed program should aim to contextualize and/or expand upon the exhibition, the contemporary art practice, and the curatorial practice for the general public.  
  • Artist Agreement
    • You must have secured participation of all the artists in your proposal prior to your application’s submission. Please list all confirmed artists in your Curator Statement of Purpose.
  • Resumes and References
    • Provide resumes (1-4 pages each) for the curator(s) and for each of the participating artists. You will need to combine all resumes into one document before uploading it. Curators must also submit contact information for three professional or academic references.
  • Images
    • Specifications, Audio & Video Specifications:
      • File format: JPEG only
      • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
      • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
      • File size: 5 MB maximum
    • A maximum of 30 images will be reviewed, with a maximum of 12 images per artist. For a tutorial on image preparation, please visit:
    • A maximum of 6 audio files and a maximum of 6 video files can be uploaded to CAFÉ, BUT WE CAN REVIEW MORE. In addition to your online submission, please share any additional audio and/or video files via Dropbox with If you prefer, you may also mail the files on a DVD to Manager of Exhibitions, New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA 02460. Any mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than June 5, 2018.
  • Image List & Digital Image Submissions - Please follow instructions carefully! 
    • The Image List must be numbered in accordance with the order of the images in the CAFÉ slideshow. We suggest that you create the Image List first and then select and order your images in CAFÉ in accordance with the list.
    • The list must include (for each work):
      • Artist's Name
      • Image Number 
      • Title of work
      • Year
      • Medium (please include as much information about the media used as possible)
      • Dimensions 
      • Specification of either 'A' (for actual work to be exhibited) OR 'R' (for representative work). Inclusion of 'actual' work is encouraged.
        • xample: John Doe #1, Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, A
  • In addition to providing the Image List, you will also need to provide the image information for each image you upload onto CAFÉ. Please follow these directions carefully!!
    • For each image you upload, please fill out the fields with the following information:
      •  In CAFÉ’s “Description” field, include:
        • Artist's Name - The name(s) should be the first words entered in the description field!
        • Image Number - This should follow the Artist’s Name in CAFÉ’s “description” field
        • A (for actual work to be exhibited) or R (for representative work)
        • Example: John Doe #1 A
      • n CAFÉ’s “Title” field, include the title of the artwork
      • In CAFÉ’s “Year” field, include the year the piece was completed
      • In CAFÉ’s “Medium” field, include as much information as you can about the media used
      • In CAFÉ’s “Dimensions” field, include the dimensions of the piece
      • In CAFÉ’s “Price” field, insert $0; you must complete this field in order to submit the application, but price has no bearing on the application’s review process.

7. Review of Applications and Award Process                              

  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Applications must be submitted on the CaFÉ website by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on June 5, 2018.
  • Please plan ahead. No paper applications will be accepted and no extensions will be granted. NAC exhibitions staff will be available to answer last minute questions from 1-5 PM. It is reccomended that you submit your application in advance of the deadline to allow time for unforseen technical difficulties.
  • Applications are reviewed by a group of professional artists, curators, educators, museum and gallery personnel / staff, NAC staff and NAC community members.  
  • The panel reviews the application and support materials for the quality of the exhibition concept, the quality of work, educational potential, and clarity.
  • NAC staff may contact the applicant’s professional references and/or request to meet with finalists as part of the selection process. The review process may also include a phone interview or studio visit to view actual work.
  • COP awards will be announced to the recipients in August of 2018. No phone calls please.
  • The New Art Center will determine the schedule for COP exhibitions. Restrictions on scheduling flexibility must be stated in the application’s Curator Statement of Concept.

8. Questions?          
Please contact: These COP Guidelines can be downloaded from the New Art Center website:

Job: The Art Station of Illinois State University needs a FT Curator of Education (Normal, IL)

The Art Station of Illinois State University

Curator of Education

Illinois State University seeks a Curator of Education for a new initiative, The Art Station, which will provide Illinois State University students and faculty with opportunities to pursue learning and scholarship in the visual arts. In particular, this innovative program will provide individualized attention to students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research and provide professional practice opportunities. Simultaneously, The Art Station will provide educational and self-expressive visual arts experiences to children, youth, and families in the community, taught and guided by art educators and professional artists, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved populations in order to support Illinois State University's values of diversity and civic engagement. The Art Station is committed to fostering creative practice, impactful education, and transformative experiences in the visual arts. 

Under general direction of the Director, the Curator of Education uses specialized knowledge in art education along with skills obtained through experience, specialized training or certification to educate the public about the visual arts. The Curator of Education is responsible for leadership, strategy, and management of the Art Station's education department and its service functions as they relate to seminars, workshops, public programming, and other outreach activities. Curator of Education is responsible with creating and implementing school programs and partnerships, interpretive projects, and content delivery. Work will heavily include teacher and faculty collaborations.  

Appointment renewal for the following year will be based upon available funding and performance.  


Required Qualifications:

1. Master's degree in art history, art education, studio art, museum studies or related fields with at least three years of professional experience working in the area of museum education or art education; or Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in art management, art education, museum education, or related fields. 
2. Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning. 
3. Knowledge of curriculum theory and design, teacher education, and interpretive strategies. 
4. Experience with supervision. 
5. Experience in overseeing daily operations of art education program such as organizing and ordering supplies, scheduling programs and special events, and scheduling staff. 
6. Experience in interacting with diverse populations: children, parents, college students, faculty, staff, peers. 
7. Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills
8. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet programs. 
9. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to travel. 
10. Must be available to work evening and weekend as needed. 
11. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.   

Desired Qualifications:

1. Experience in studio, classroom teaching, or working with public preferred. 
2. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired. 
3. Experience in non-profit organizations, museums, or higher education preferred. 
4. Experience training and working with volunteers preferred. 
5. Wide knowledge and enthusiasm of the visual arts.  

Application Process:

To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at no later than January 5, 2018.   Copy and paste this direct link that will take you directly to the posting.

Illinois State University:

Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 72 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study.  The Graduate School coordinates 42 masters, 2 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 79th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2015 and has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Bloomington-Normal Community:

Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.”  Bloomington was also recently placed on’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.

 For more information, please visit our website at:

 Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job: Museum Curator I California African American Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Museum Curator I
California African American Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Under the supervision of the Curator of History and Program Manager, the Museum Curator participates and will take the lead in managing exhibitions, collecting objects, providing information about provenance and interpretation. The Museum Curator I will research a wide range of evidence, including documentary research, oral interviews and photographic research. 

25% Plans and implements the display of Museum collections and exhibitions.

25% Coordinates public relation activates and fund raising proposals in relationship to the museum collection and exhibitions, and assists in preparing budgets and schedules accordingly.
15% Participates and, as assigned, takes the lead in designing and implementing museum based educational materials and programs associated with exhibitions.
15% Assists in solidifying and maintaining exhibition partnerships with other museums.

10% Assists in solidifying and maintaining partnership with other cultural Institutions.

5% Staff special events as needed

5% Other assignments as required.

Contact:Tyree Boyd-Pates
Address: 600 State Drive

Deadline: 10-15-2017

Job: Associate Curator of Public Programs  Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Honolulu, HI)

Associate Curator of Public Programs 
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art - Honolulu, HI


The associate curator of public programs advances the mission of Shangri La through Shangri La(b), Shangri La’s center of education and public and digital programming. Shangri La(b) curates innovative and socially conscious programs to broaden access and complement Shangri La’s collections and exhibitions onsite, offsite and online. Shangri La(b) plays a key role in enabling Shangri La to be a bridge for the public to understand global culture and citizenship in the 21st century.

The associate curator of public programs supports the executive director in the stewardship of Shangri La, collaborating with him and other staff to research, develop, implement, promote and evaluate engaging onsite, offsite and online initiatives and partnerships that advance the mission of the organization. He/she uses the museum’s collections and exhibitions to create programs that spark cultural and civic curiosity and connection for all ages. In collaboration with Shangri La’s curatorial staff, the associate curator of public programs coordinates Shangri La’s residency programs to amplify the work of visiting artists and public intellectuals committed to enriching cultural and civic discourse related to Shangri La’s mission.. He/she will develop participatory, creative and social dialogues and experiences for the public at Shangri La, engaging and empowering communities in novel and meaningful ways.


Programs and Events : Manage all steps of Shangri La’s onsite, offsite and online public initiatives/events, including steps to research, plan, develop, implement, promote and evaluate all efforts; coordinate the logistical support necessary for each effort.

Residency Coordinator : Develop and coordinate Shangri La’s residency program for artists, “artivists,” scholars and public intellectuals, including the administration of their visit and stay.

Community Engagement : Use Shangri La’s collections and exhibitions to connect with new and existing creative and cultural communities, including those in architecture, design, environment, technology, film, literature, politics, human rights and others invested in the broader sharing of Islamic art, culture and design.

Strategic Partnerships : Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations and collectives such as universities, NGOs, global conferences, festivals, biennials, fairs and others in order to mutually advance Shangri La’s and their missions.

Business planning, budgeting, procurement and contracting : Participate in the development and monitoring of annual program goals and manage program budget and expenses accordingly, including procurement and contracting procedures.

Other duties as assigned by the executive director .


  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree or terminal degree preferred) in a relevant field and/or equivalent relevant work experience;
  • Keen passion and knowledge of both traditional and contemporary art forms (local, national and international) including crafts, music and film relating to Shangri La’s mission and collection;
  • Experience planning and managing event logistics, including booking and negotiating contracts with artists, identifying and managing AV needs, and understanding overall audience experience;
  • Proven competence managing budgetary allowances and restrictions;
  • Proven competence managing and collaborating with direct reports, as well as peers and colleagues not in the direct line of management;
  • Knowledge and experience in event promotion and public relations;
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite, Apple OSX, Adobe design and graphic software, databases, email and the web;
  • Experience documenting events (via audio, video and photography) and posting on social media platforms and the web;
  • Versatility and ability to manage many projects and priorities simultaneously;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail;
  • Self-motivation;
  • Team-player mentality to work cooperatively and positively with colleagues, partners, consultants and a diverse public;
  • Superb communication and writing skills, with a command of grammar rules and the use of style guides;
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge about public programming with clearly articulated view of the characteristics specific to an Islamic art, culture and design museum, its unique opportunities and educational mission;
  • Well-informed views regarding the role of museums in the 21st century;
  • Ability to work weeknights and weekends as needed;
  • Ability to travel occasionally (local and national).


Application reviews will begin September 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

All interested parties should send:

  • Cover letter outlining how you satisfy the desirable qualifications and functions
  • Resume
  • Sample(s) of previous work (pdf or links)
  • Click on Apply Now and be sure to put “Curator Programs” in the subject line
  • Fax: 908-722-2872 Reference “Curator Programs” on your cover page
  • Do not apply in person

It is the policy of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, and we firmly adhere to the equal employment opportunity requirements of all States and localities in which we operate.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • traditional and contemporary art: 3 years

More info and apply here

Call for Proposals: Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018 (Oregon)

Wiseman/FireHouse Galleries Call for Exhibit Proposals 2018
All artists 18+ are invited to submit proposals in any media. Work must be original and have been executed within the last two years. Send 20 digital files saved as high quality JPEGs on a CD or flash drive with image list (title, media, size), resume and artist statement to: Galleries 2018, Rogue Community College, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Notification sent by June 23, 2017.

If accepted, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.

Deadline: 05-19-2017
Rogue Community College
Grants Pass

Contact: Heather
Phone: 541.956.7241

Call for Proposals: The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (Newtonville, MA)

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Deadline: June 3, 2017
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

The New Art Center's Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) is currently accepting proposals for contemporary art exhibitions involving two or more artists and at least one public program.

This open-call program supports independent curators of contemporary art by making diverse visions possible in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space. The program investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts, exhibits strong curatorial voices, and encourages the timely examination of new ideas and perspectives. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support.

- Proposals must include works by two artists or more.
- Proposals must include one public program with an educational component; more than one is encouraged.
- Curators can choose to include their own work in their proposal, but in some cases, they may be asked to eliminate their work from the proposal if the panel feels that such a cut would strengthen the exhibition.

Info and application are available here

Jobs: Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art (FT) at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Sarasota, FL
Job Title: Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

Job ID: 41140

Location: Sarasota, FL

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Anticipated hiring at the assistant or associate curatorial level.   


Conceives, develops and implements exhibitions, performs scholarly research, teaches FSU courses, and assists with fund-raising and donor cultivation.

  • Conceives, develops, and implements a wide range of exhibitions (permanent collection focus, package, and partnered loan shows). Responsible for exhibition budgets, and the coordination of loan agreements and contracts.
  • Scholarly research and collection interpretation (including catalogues, gallery didactics, other printed materials, gallery talks and lectures) with the aims of engaging diverse audiences with Ringling's holdings and raising the Museum profile nationally and internationally. Build and sustain relationships with curators, academics, collectors and other art professionals. Actively seek opportunities for enriching collections and programs.
  • Teach courses in area of specialization at Florida State University. Assist in the FSU Museum Studies Certificate Program and undertake instruction in the curatorial studies part of this program. Work with the Museum's Education Department in creating programs for exhibitions, such as gallery lectures.
  • Assist with fund-raising, identification of potential funding sources, donor cultivation and stewardship, and grant proposal preparation. Works with all departments within the Museum to further institutional goals and mission.


  • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with staff members, colleagues, public, collectors, etc.
  • Working Relationships - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, major museums and galleries. Ability to work effectively with others at all levels, individually and as part of a team.
  • Meeting Deadlines - Ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Prioritize and Multi-task - Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments.
  • Equipment Operation - Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in area of work.         


  • Master's Degree in a related field with a high level if knowledge of Modern & Contemporary art and 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
  • Knowledge of AAM policies and procedures.               


  • Ph.D. in Art History preferred plus 2 to 3 years' curatorial experience.
  • Fluency in at least one foreign language.


The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida (which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Anticipated Salary Range 

$50,000 to $60,000; Compensatory with education and experience.

Criminal Background Check         

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.               

Open until filled


Jobs: Curatorial Assistant (FT) at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Provide high quality support for the Hammer's exhibitions, collections and curatorial projects. Develop, research, plan, and oversee complex, multi-faceted residencies, exhibitions, programs and events under the direction of lead curators. Carefully and thoughtfully organize all aspects of exhibitions and projects including initiations, approvals, budgets, contracts, correspondence, travel/hospitality, event logistics/technical requirements, communications, visitor experience, artist relationships, documentation, and other details as appropriate.

Initial four year appointment; with potential for renewal

Application: visit UCLA Career Opportunities and search the campus job openings for Requisition #25302. Please submit online application as instructed. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.


Grant: Open Meadows project support ($2000)

Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications for project support.

Description: Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization
  • Promote building community power
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.

Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Geographic Focus: National

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Jobs: Gallery Coordinator at Pratt (FT)

Responsible for the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and President’s Office Gallery. Provides administrative support for the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director of Exhibitions. Maintains permanent collection.

* Manages the daily operations of Schafler Gallery and the President’s Office Gallery.
* Trains and supervises student aides on how to serve as gallery monitors, assist with installation of exhibitions and office tasks, monitor safety of art work, anticipates and resolves security problems with individual art works for Brooklyn galleries.
* Prepares and drafts routine correspondence, answers general email inquiries.
* Assists the Director of Exhibitions and Assistant Director with administrative responsibilities including processing of invoices and purchase orders.
* Answers telephone and email inquiries on a regular basis; informs the Director and Assistant Director of any messages or queries requiring their response or immediate attention.
* Manage and care for the permanent collection under supervision of Assistant Director


BFA or BA required, with some studio art and art history classes preferred.

1-2 years office experience, preferably in an arts institution, gallery or museum.

Knowledge and Skills:
General office skills, basic budgeting, Mac computer savvy, internet research, some knowledge of contemporary art.

Other Skills: 
Knowledge of graphic design programs such as Photoshop, InDesign; interest in supervising/working with students; basic art handling helpful; knowledge of art installation; ability to lift 20 lbs. Demonstrated experience working effectively with a diverse population, as well as demonstrated sensitivity to cross cultural perspectives and experiences.

Please submit your cover letter, resume including salary history and requirements, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications are here


Call for artists; Residency: City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting proposals for its 2017-18 Artist in Residence (AIR) and City of LA (COLA) Master Artist Fellowship grants programs. 

The Artist in Residence RFP seeks community-based/teaching artists to coordinate multi-week participatory workshops culminating in group presentations in non-arts venues such as social service agencies. Artist In Residence Guidelines can be found here

The COLA Fellowship Program honors an assortment of Los Angeles' best contemporary artists. The awards allow accomplished artists to create new work while DCA organizes a museum exhibition, performing arts showcase, and an online catalog to document and market the selected artists and their new works as one cross-section of the exciting Los Angeles art scene. Guidelines can be found here

The submission deadline for both programs will be Friday, October 28, 2016

Apply to LACE's Emerging Curators Program - November 1 Deadline, Los Angeles, CA

Request for Curatorial Proposals from Los Angeles-Based Practitioners for 2018 Presentation

LACE's annual Emerging Curators program is designed to discover curatorial talent in Los Angeles and give an opportunity for an emerging curator to partner with LACE. Applicants are reviewed by a panel that will recommend projects to the LACE team. For the second installment of LACE’s Emerging Curators Program one project will be selected for presentation in early 2017. The panel will select a compelling project that is consistent with LACE’s experimental spirit.

This year's review panelists include:
- Beatriz Cortez
- Dorit Cypis
- Lanka Tattersall
Read more about the panelists

It is expected that submissions may be very open in nature because of the generous planning time allotted. The LACE team will work with the selected Emerging Curator in developing the project as it evolves over the planning year, and to collaborate on programming to insure the work reaches its intended audiences. A stipend of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected curator to cover all production and curatorial expenses for the project. LACE will provide space, exhibition consultation, installation expertise and assistance, and marketing and promotion of the project.

Guidelines for Curatorial Proposals
- Applications may be submitted by an individual or curatorial team but must be based in the Los Angeles region
- Online applications only; no in-person submissions are accepted.
- Applicants are limited to one submission; there is no submission fee.
- Submissions must be consistent with LACE’s tradition of supporting experimental projects.
- Visuals are optional but encouraged; include PDFs or web links.
- Proposals are limited to a maximum one-page description.
- The panel may request the submission of additional materials at a later date.
How to Apply
Complete the brief application below and submit a maximum one-page description of your project.
Download the application by clicking here.

November 1, 2016 – Deadline for submissions (Please submit no earlier than October 15)
March 1, 2017 – Applicants notified via email
January 2018 – Project presented by Emerging Curator

 To learn more, read about last year's Emerging Curators and their upcoming exhibition.

Call for Proposals - 2017 ACBH Group Exhibitions For the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

The City of Santa Monica requests proposals for group exhibitions (with three or more artists) from emerging and established artists, photographers and artist groups/collectives based in the greater Southern California area. The exhibition display period is up to four months. The City will review eligible proposals and select up to four separate proposals for exhibitions through January 2018.
Due: Thursday August 25, 2016 by 5pm
View the call at:

At the Annenberg Community Beach House:
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica CA 90402

New Curatorial Opportunities

Liverpool Biennial Assistant Curator

Liverpool Biennial is looking to appoint an Assistant Curator to join the team.The Assistant Curator will support the Programme Team in all aspects of the research, preparation, delivery, production, installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Biennial exhibition and year-round programme of talks, events, publishing and research. Dealine: May 14, 2015. Read more


Chief Curator

The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) seeks an experienced museum professional as full-time Chief Curator. The successful individual will join a strong accredited Museum that has grown and engaged audiences from across the country with its specialized art collection and programming. Read more


FRAC is looking for a new Director

the FRAC will be embarking on a structural change towards an EPCC [Public Establishment of Cultural Cooperation]. To develop its tasks, guarantee its day-to-day management, and effect its structural change, the FRAC is looking for a new Director. Read more


Assistant Curator / Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Assistant Curator/Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art. As a member of the Curatorial Department, the Assistant Curator/Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art is responsible for curatorial research and implementation support for Guggenheim-organized Asian art exhibitions and scholarly publications, including the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation projects; for liaison work with Asian institutions; and for translation and interpretation as necessary. Read more


Curator, Exhibitions

The Rubin Museum of Art seeks a curator to work collaboratively and closely with the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, other Curatorial staff, and the staff of other departments. The incumbent will report to the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research. Read more

Summer 2015 Multicultural Curatorial and Education Internship


Internship Description: The Getty Summer Curatorial Intern will be involved in the ongoing work of the department—all aspects of collection care, exhibition development, and registrar’s tasks. The intern works full-time five 8-hour days a week and divides the time and tasks between working with Registrar Candice Reichardt and Director of Collections and Exhibitions Sue Ann Robinson. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to see and assist with the work of exhibition installation when it is scheduled by the Preparator with a crew of art handlers. The intern will learn the care and handling of art and the system of safe storage and recording locations. This summer the intern will work on processing new acquisitions with the Registrar including a gift of 45 contemporary artworks as well as researching new acquisitions’ artworks in print, painting, and sculpture and artists new to the collection with Robinson. The intern will measure, condition report, pack and update the database in the accessioning process. The intern will help compile and update checklists for upcoming special exhibitions as well as help generate loan agreements associated with those exhibitions. Working with the Director of Collections, the intern will have the opportunity of organizing two small selected exhibitions from the permanent collection for installation in the Historic Anderson House to be installed at the end of the internship.   Research for an exhibition of contemporary ceramics will also be an ongoing project for an exhibition scheduled later in the year under the direction of Robinson. This will involve photographing the artwork, creating a checklist with complete identification information as well as researching and writing brief biographies of the ceramists and the ceramic methods involved.

Eligibility Requirements: The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Intern must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2015. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 8, 2015 and ending no later than August 21, 2015. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the Internship Application (PDF) and all other supporting documents. A completed application is: Resume, course transcripts, statement of interest, letters of recommendation and application form. Only complete applications will be reviewed for an interview. All applications are due by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled May 6, 7, 12 or 13.


Internship Description: The Getty Summer Education Intern will be involved in the ongoing work of the department—all aspects of education, and visitor services. The intern works full-time, five 8-hour days a week and divides the time and tasks between working with the Director of Education and Visitor Services, Lisa Marsh and the Associate Director of Education and Visitor Services, Bianca Moreno. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to see and assist with museum programming and the After Dark event. This summer the intern will prepare and conduct several Family Artmaking Workshops that occur every Sunday. The intern will be part of the team that develops gallery learning experiences and implement them in the galleries. Part of the job includes preparing curriculum for Pre Visits to the schools for use with the KidsVisions Program, including Art Workshops and post lesson plans for the upcoming school year. The intern will study the Common Core and VAPA standards when preparing lessons and apply them to the curriculum.

Eligibility Requirements: The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Intern must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2015. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 8, 2015 and ending no later than August 21, 2015. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the Internship Application (PDF) and all other supporting documents. A completed application is: Resume, course transcripts, statement of interest, letters of recommendation and application form. Only complete applications will be reviewed for an interview. All applications are due by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled May 5, 6, or 7.

Job Opportunity: Museum Curator

POSITION: Museum Curator 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA) seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, entrepreneurial individual with museum or similar work experience to develop and present exhibitions, run the Museum curatorial department and actively organize and oversee the permanent collection of the Museum. A successful candidate will thrive in our museum environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged, yet convention and tradition are equally respected. 

Nearing its 60th year, BMOA is an accredited Museum of Art located adjacent to Central Park in downtown Bakersfield, CA. Five gallery spaces comprise 5800 square feet of the 17,000 square foot facility and the Museum’s permanent collection exceeds 350 works of art. Currently, BMOA presents three annual exhibitions in the Museum galleries and hosts an Italian street painting festival, Via Arte, each October. Through these exhibitions, BMOA seeks to explore and develop modern and contemporary California art and artists while also giving nod to more traditional fine art. BMOA displays both established and emerging artists. Work from outside California is explored, though less frequently. 

Working among a small and dedicated Museum team, and in partnership with the Museum Director, the Director of Development, and the Museum’s exhibitions committee, the Curator will have the opportunity to strategically develop, direct and implement the exhibitions to fulfill BMOA’s mission of promoting the visual arts to diverse and broad audiences. The Museum seeks to continually expand its artistic reach to the many culturally diverse audiences throughout the Central Valley; specific cultural visual arts exhibitions are periodically shown. 

This is an opportunity for a candidate to work in a very hands-on, cooperative, inspiring environment with forward-thinking individuals who continually seek to elevate the quality and diversity of art shown at BMOA. A successful candidate will embrace California’s incredible art hubs for ideas and inspiration. A travel budget will be included to enhance this interaction. 


Bring exceptional visual arts, primarily from California, to a diverse regional audience, including families, school-aged children and underserved populations through exciting and engaging exhibitions and permanent collection display; 

  • Plan, budget and execute 4 annual exhibitions in alignment with BMOA mission; 
  • Oversee exhibition tactics including, but not limited to: conducting studio visits, arranging loan agreements, maintaining condition reports, maintaining reproduction releases and facility reports, designing exhibition schematics, and preparing text for all written materials related to each exhibition; 
  • Work with education and development departments to create and implement strategies and programs to expand exhibition reach (eg. lectures and visiting artist presentations to compliment exhibitions on display). 
  • Organize and manage the permanent collection of the Museum; 
  • Manage a department of two (with potential for additional internship assistance); 
  • Interact regularly with all Museum departments in support of BMOA’s mission; 
  • Maintain and adjust all project budgets regularly; 
  • Oversee all art belonging to or lent to the Museum and assure record and object descriptions of all items are maintained for collection files; 
  • Oversee the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee; 
  • Perform or oversee registrar functions to ensure record maintenance for BMOA’s permanent collection and exhibitions according to Museum’s best practices; 
  • Oversee handling of all art objects entering and leaving the Museum; 
  • Work with galleries, artists, museums, collectors and lenders to acquire all works for exhibitions and solicit works for the Museum’s permanent collection; 
  • Maintain all contracts and legal documents for all exhibitions and borrowed materials, and permanent collection items; 
  • Coordinating with the Museum Director and Director of Development, maintain considerable public and donor contact as it relates to the Museum’s current and future exhibitions and permanent collection. This may include assisting in grant writing projects as needed. 
  • Assist Director of Development and Museum Director with fundraising as it relates to all curatorial functions; 
  • Assist departments as needed in activities supporting curatorial strategy execution, including, but not limited to: gallery-led tours, developing curatorial content text for print and online materials, 
  • Work with other departments to coordinate exhibition openings and special curatorial events, including but not limited to Preview Circle Opening artist presentations, Curator’s Forum prospecting events, First Wednesday Curatorial Series); 
  • Candidate must agree to reside in Bakersfield or within a 50 mile radius of Bakersfield upon commencement of job. 


  • Ability to propose, create and execute project budgets for all exhibits and curatorial functions; 
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary/modern and traditional California art and artists; 
  • Ability to understand and propose artists and exhibitions that will make an impact in a museum of our size. 
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and work among a broad range of constituencies (including but not limited to collectors, donors, professional colleagues, board members, artists and the community) in an effort to further BMOA’s mission. 
  • Management experience in conjunction with collaborative team success; 
  • Flexibility to manage and ability to prioritize and plan multiple tasks – some outside the scope of curatorial department – in order to successfully implement the exhibition and curatorial program strategy. 
  • Exhibition fundraising skills – particularly helping link prospective donors with niche projects; 
  • Strong communications skills; 
  • Strong written, analytic skills and research skills; 
  • MA degree in related art field preferred; BA/BS from four-year college or university with an art-related degree required. 
  • Three to five years Museum Curatorial or related art experience required. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience; relocation assistance may be available. 

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to 

Bakersfield Museum Of Art 661-323-7219