August 24, 2006 - University of California, San Diego - is seeking a curator
August 24, 2006

is seeking a curator

Revolucion, photomontage (detail), Teddy Cruz, faculty member, UCSD Department of Visual Arts (with Juan Ayala)

The University of California, San Diego is seeking a curator
Salary hiring range: high $40k to low $50k

The University of California, San Diego is seeking a curator to administer all aspects of its University Art Gallery contemporary program. Reporting to the Director, University Art Gallery, and in coordination with a Gallery Council of assigned faculty advisors and an Administrator, the Curator is responsible for advancing the mission of the Gallery by implementing programming policy; executing the entire sequence of curatorial functions related to exhibitions; advising the Director regarding Gallery management functions; providing supervision of Gallery staff, and participating in associated communications and development activities. The mission of the University Art Gallery is to integrate contemporary art into the life of the university; exhibit and interpret art as an educational resource for the academic community; serve as a laboratory for linking visual art with the issues of postmodern society, as an innovator in originating and shaping the contemporary arts agenda, and as a platform for the advancement and outreach of the university in visual arts creativity. For additional information, please see and

Applicants should demonstrate proven aptitude and experience in innovative, experimental curatorial projects of reputable distinction in contemporary visual arts as evidenced by portfolio submission; evidence experience as curator-of-record of multiple contemporary art exhibitions/programs/events with comprehensive responsibility for planning, coordination, and execution; demonstrate success in collaborative efforts and an ability to marshal cooperative support from a range of stakeholders; constituent groups associated with this position include gallery staff and contract service providers; university faculty, staff, and administrators; and financial supporters and donors. Experience managing contemporary art education programming, to include comprehensive responsibility for planning, coordination, and execution, is preferred. An advanced degree in a visual arts discipline or relevant career experience is required.

Applications are requested by October 1, 2006 although the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit current curriculum vitae, portfolio and sample catalogues of projects/exhibitions, a curators statement, and four (4) professional references.

Please send applications to:

Heath Fox
Assistant Dean, Arts and Humanities
University of California, San Diego
Division of Arts and Humanities 0406
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0406

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