Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Assistant Curator, International Biennial - New York, NY

  • Work closely with Artistic Director to develop the exhibition structure and organization, including research, implementation, installation and other curatorial initiatives and programs
  • General and detailed research on artists and themes under consideration: managing large numbers of portfolios, requests of materials, organization of archive, studio visits, travel schedules
  • Manage all aspects of exhibition implementation including artist liaison, project development, production management, initial loan administration and initial shipping logistics
  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of exhibition installation in collaboration with exhibition architect and Biennial team
  • Work closely with Biennial local team on development of the exhibition
  • Work closely and collaborate with Biennial local team on installation schedule, artists’ agreements and implementation of artists projects and of exhibition
  • Manage artists projects and project installation budget
  • Research, coordinate and produce related interpretive materials and publications
  • Facilitate and assist with production of exhibition catalogue
  • Manage staff of New York interns, assistants, and researchers
  • MA in Art History, Museum Studies, or equivalent (Preferred);
  • Two years museum, gallery, festival, art-fair or equivalent management experience;
  • Excellent organizational, planning and trouble-shooting skills;
  • Good knowledge of international art world;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Confident at dealing with high-level contacts;
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize a busy workload;
  • Diplomatic attitude and ability to negotiate between several different parties;
  • Computer literate, with experience working on Excel and databases
  • Foreign Languages, Italian preferred
TO APPLY Please send cover letter (1 page max) and CV (1 page max) in a single doc or PDF (2 pages max total) with “Assistant Curator Position” in the subject line to: international.biennial@gmail.com