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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Want a gig in Burlington? Become their curator!

Howdy!

I'm not in the habit of posting job opportunities, but I quite liked this one as it goes into detail about what is involved in being a curator at a small gallery.

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
City of Burlington 131 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Voice (802) 865-7145
Fax (802) 864-1777
TTY (802) 865-7142
Curator
Firehouse Gallery
Burlington City Arts

POSTING DATE: February 2, 2007
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 6, 2007

RATE OF PAY: $17.17/ hour
POSITION STATUS: Regular FT
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION GRADE: 15
EXPECTED START DATE: July 17, 2007
APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE

This position is responsible for selection, installation, and interpretation of exhibitions and artwork displayed in the Firehouse gallery, and to act as a representative of the City’s commitment to the Visual Arts to the community.

Essential Job Functions:
Assess and select potential exhibitors including specific artwork for both in-house and outside exhibitions, studios, and functions.
Review and respond to submissions to the gallery in a timely manner, actively seek out submissions by interesting artists.
Determine themes for exhibition.
Arrange for transportation of artwork to gallery.
Plan, arrange, and install pieces throughout the gallery in preparation of the exhibition.
Coordinate with the Marketing Director on all public relations materials including collecting information for and reviewing press releases.
Plan, in conjunction with City Arts staff, opening reception(s) for the artist(s).
Greet and serve as host to artists and visitors of the gallery at all times.
Ensure that the Firehouse Gallery is opened in a proper and timely manner.
Hire, train, and supervise Gallery Manager / Curatorial Assistant(s).
Work with Gallery Manager / Curatorial Assistant to hire and manage revolving interns and volunteers.
Oversee gallery budget and financial reports
Maintain the gallery, including, but not limited to, minor painting, patching walls, cleaning walls as needed.
Administrate and develop Artist-in-Residence Programs.
Serve as a resource to gallery visitors, businesses, community members, and Vermont-based artists.
Represent Burlington City Arts at various statewide conventions, consortiums, and meetings.
Perform lectures, critiques, and give tours to special groups on behalf of the gallery.
Coordinate and attend outside functions that take place at the gallery as well as other events within the City.
Prepare closing packets for artists and sponsors that include copies of press, images, and a letter of thanks at the conclusion of every exhibition.
Work interdepartmentally with Education Director to seek opportunities for gallery education initiative, which may include developing gallery-based education classes and participating in the development of curriculum for gallery education.
Serve on various committees dealing with art issues and events.
Write grant narratives.
With gallery advisory committee, guide gallery vision and policy development.
Nurture relationships with gallery sponsors.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
A Bachelors degree in studio art, art history, or related field required as well as an additional year of experience, at minimum, in a museum or gallery required.
Ability to identify aesthetic characteristics and thematic concepts for all shows and exhibits with an eye towards artistic/conceptual merit, craft, contemporary relevance, salability, and potential intellectual enlightenment of the local audience.
Ability to discuss art and artists for all exhibits planned and present.
Ability to professionally represent the City of Burlington and the City Arts Department in all dealings with artists, members of the general public, local officials, City Arts Board members, etc.
Ability to complete installation of exhibited artwork, including, but not limited to lifting, use of a ladder, and use of a drill, other power and manual tools, etc.
Ability to interact with customers, artists, community members and leaders in a professional and courteous manner required.
Familiarity working in a Windows-type OS, including knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software preferred.
Knowledge of art world and contemporary artists with a regional emphasis
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, required.
Experience with fundraising preferred.

The City of Burlington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Submit City of Burlington Application, cover letter and resume by April 6th to: Human Resources Department, 131 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

Available in alternative formats for persons with disabilities. For disability access information, or to request an application, contact Human Resources at (802) 865-7145 or (802) 865-7142 (TTY).

WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO
APPLY. EOE.
If you get the gig, please don't forget to put me on your mailing list, thanks and good luck.

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