March 7, 2007 - Omi International Arts Center - REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS DIRECTOR FIELDS SCULPTURE PARK
March 7, 2007

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS DIRECTOR FIELDS SCULPTURE PARK

Picker Sculpture, 2004, by Dewitt Godfrey 
 

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS DIRECTOR FIELDS SCULPTURE PARK

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center, in New Yorks Hudson Valley, is seeking a new Director.

The Fields is an internationally acclaimed, 150-acre outdoor contemporary art venue in Ghent, New York with a well established curatorial tradition of presenting challenging and innovative art in the landscape. The new Director should be well versed and passionate about current developments in the international art world with particular emphasis on sculpture and site specific art. The Fields Sculpture Park plays a vital role serving the local and regional communities, as well as being an international destination. The Fields expects to undergo a period of rapid growth in the next few years with the planned opening of its indoor Visitor Center and Gallery.

The ideal candidate must have both curatorial and administrative experience. Applicant should have a proven curatorial record, as well as administrative experience including a history of working with budgets, board development, fundraising, PR and exhibition management. Other duties include the development of a docent and art education program and a comprehensive art and landscape maintenance plan.

The Fields is one of 5 programs at Omi International Arts Center, a non-profit Artists Residency Program. Over 100 artists, writers, musicians and dancers come to Omi annually to work together in a dynamic community. Situated in 300 acres of beautiful rural Columbia County, the residency programs are enhanced by the surroundings including the permanent and temporary collections of cutting edge art in the Park.

Applicant must live in close proximity to the Omi Arts Center in Ghent, NY or be willing to relocate. Position averages 4 days a week. Applicants must submit a letter of interest including salary history, CV, and a list of at least three references to Ruth Adams, Administrative Director, Art Omi , 55 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Further application materials, such as exhibition catalogues or publications, may be requested as needed. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

For further information about Omi International Arts Center, please see our website at www.artomi.org.

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