Creative Time is seeking a Curator (title will be commensurate with experience) to join a team forging a bold new path for the organization, building upon a nearly 50-year legacy of expansive, imaginative, and groundbreaking public projects. Creative Time is known for taking risks and producing projects that are internationally recognized for being smart, daring, and innovative.
The ideal candidate is connected to, and active in, the cultural landscape and creative communities; insatiably curious and dedicated to experimentation across artistic mediums and formats; tapped into grassroots movements organizing around social justice issues; deeply interested in building community and exploring radical approaches to engagement; committed to learning and working through an intersectional lens and global perspective; continuously inspired by the power of a big idea; motivated by valuable debates, collaborative fun, and engaged learning.
Reporting to the Deputy Director and working alongside the Programming team, the Curator is responsible for identifying and collaborating with artists on projects that challenge our definition of what public art is and can be. They will be responsible for developing one or two public projects annually including the emerging artist program, shaping the Summit programming and curatorial vision, and envisioning various other creative projects throughout the course of the year. The Curator will manage regular artist correspondences; visit artist studios and attend exhibitions and events; research and write curatorial texts; and serve as a community liaison as needed to integrate projects into local networks. They will support the creation and management of project budgets, timelines, and production schedules while corresponding with current, future, and alumni artists. The Curator will draft language for project funding and marketing purposes; participate in funding meetings as required; and build strong ties with Board members and potential supporters with the Director of Development and Executive Director.
Additional responsibilities include: attending events and networking; overseeing grant cycles and deadlines; researching prospects; developing and implementing project-specific fundraising plans; cultivating new donors; contributing to organizational and departmental strategic planning; overseeing end-of-year fundraising appeal and membership; supporting benefit and event organization; as well as maintaining comprehensive oversight of the Development department.
Previous professional experience developing and realizing large scale or high concept artistic projects, exhibitions, or other cultural events for at least 3–7 years. The ability to see the big picture while remaining mindful of resources. A team leader and motivator with excellent writing and speaking skills, published articles, and experience lecturing and speaking on panels. Professional, self-directed, respectful, timely, detail-oriented, and reliable with an interest in community building. Possess strong relationships with artists, as well as knowledge of the field of socially engaged art.
Commensurate with experience. Full health benefits after three months. Attractive vacation package.
Please submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and two writing samples with “CURATOR (OPEN RANK)” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Creative Time is an equal-opportunity employer.