HBI Temporary Curator
The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, a research center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University, seeks an experienced curator to oversee the development, installation, and programming for the spring 2022 HBI Artist Program.
This is a 20 hour per week, temporary position, that will finish May 13, 2022.
The curator will work with the previously appointed artist to implement the artist’s vision for the exhibition in the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. The curator will finalize and oversee the implementation of the accompanying educational programs, and the printed and promotional materials including the exhibition catalog.
Oversee the HBI Artist Program including: completion of the exhibition design, and installation during the week of March 7 – 10, 2022; completion of the design and production of publicity materials, catalog, and exhibition text. Direct and manage production, design, and distribution of the exhibition catalog. Organize and manage artist reception on March 10th. Manage exhibition budget. Approximate of time spent 60%
Develop and implement in-person and/or online public programming for the Brandeis community and general public. Reach out to faculty to link the exhibition to specific courses and academic programs and to encourage use of the gallery as a teaching space; depending on COVID restrictions, lead in-person and virtual tours of the exhibit. Approximate of time spent: 30%
Act as liaison between the HBI and the larger Brandeis arts community: Connect with Office of the Arts, academic departments, Rose Art Museum, student clubs,, and other campus groups to promote the HBI Artist Program and find ways to collaborate on interdisciplinary and inter-departmental programming. Approximate of time spent: 10%
Additional Job Description
Special physical or environmental demands. Must be able to lift 40 pounds. Must have knowledge of exhibition tools and hardware and proper and safe implementation of tools for mounting exhibitions
Education: Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred
Work Experience: 1-3 years
Two years of curatorial or exhibition design experience is recommended, as well as a solid program design, exhibition coordination, or event planning experience. Experience working with exhibition tools and hardware. Teaching experience preferred. This position requires creative thinking and an ability to form productive relationships with a range of constituencies, including staff, faculty, and students. Must demonstrate strong communication, research, writing, presentation and project management skills. Marketing and public relations experience is a plus. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools is necessary. Graphic design experience is desirable.
Responsible for hiring other professionals as needed; painters, art installers, art transportation companies, and photographers. May work directly with HBI staff to develop exhibition strategy relating to overall organizational message. Follows precedents and procedures. Establishes priorities and organizes work within general guidelines; resolves problems relating to exhibition implementation independently.
EEO disclaimer: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.
Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.
Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: curator, design, exhibition, and gallery. States: Massachusetts.
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