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17 Jun 2018

Full-Time Curatorial Manager

Madison Square Park Conservancy  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at East 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Madison Square Park Conservancy raises the funds that support a program of commissioned contemporary public art, lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and other free cultural programs.

Mad. Sq. Art is the program of commissioned temporary public sculpture by distinguished mid-career and established national and international artists. Artists including Diana Al-Hadid, Tony Cragg, Teresita Fernández, Josiah McElheny, Iván Navarro, Giuseppe Penone, Martin Puryear, and Erwin Redl have all realized projects on our site. Public art is significant for complete access to the public and the opportunity for people to view works within a democratic context. 60,000 visitors traverse Madison Square Park everyday. Diana Al-Hadid’s Delirious Matter is on view now through September 3, 2018 and Arlene Shechet’s Round and Round will open on September 24, 2018.
Position summary:

The Curatorial Manager will provide support for all of Mad. Sq. Art’s exhibitions and will report to the Deputy Director/Senior Curator and work in concert with the Senior Project Manager and all departments at Madison Square Park Conservancy. The position is Full-Time Temporary starting in June 2018 until December 2019.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:
• Project manage artwork commissions and exhibitions including records, maintenance and conservation, documentation, and contracts for up to three exhibitions annually
• Develop and manage exhibition budgets and annual budgets
• Produce printed collateral including exhibition catalogues, brochures, signage
• Assist Senior Curator with exhibition and committee meetings
• Assist Senior Curator with press schedule/press coordination
• In concert with Senior Project Manager and Senior Curator, review design, engineering, fabrication coordination, installation and deinstallation, landscaping
• Assist Senior Curator and Development team with selected development tasks and events
• Supervise summer interns
• Coordinate logistics for annual symposium and annual meeting of Public Art Consortium
• Maintain department project files, maintain budget/accounting records, correspondence, and other duties as assigned

The Curatorial Manager works closely with all Conservancy staff including the Executive Director, Senior Curator, Senior Project Manager, Director of Public Programs, Deputy Director of Park Operations, Events team, Manager of Marketing and Communications, and Director of Development.

• Bachelor of Arts degree in art history or fine arts or related field
• Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art and artists and a strong academic knowledge of art history
• Excellent written and oral skills
• Experience in meeting planning
• Knowledge of print collateral production, including exhibition catalogues
• Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, InDesign, and Illustrator
• Detail-oriented and organized
• Ability to work effectively on multiple projects and to meet deadlines
• An enthusiastic team player with good interpersonal skills

Compensation and Schedule
• Salary is commensurate with experience with excellent benefits. Weekday schedule with some evening/weekend work required, especially during installation and deinstallation periods and evening events and programs.

Madison Square Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.


To apply, please submit via email attachment a cover letter, writing sample, and resume including names and complete contact information for three references to

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, assistant, curator, exhibition, manager, and non-profit. States: New York.

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