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13 Nov 2018

Part-Time Visual Arts & Gallery Curator

Firehouse Arts Center | City of Plesanton  Pleasanton, California, United States

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Job Description

Senior Recreation Leader (part-time, temporary)
Visual Arts & Gallery Curator
$18.86 – $22.92 (depending on experience)
Projected Interview Date: November 29, 2018


The Position: Under the supervision of the Civic Arts Recreation Coordinator, the Senior Recreation Leader works to curate the display and viewing of visual art at the Firehouse Arts Center.  Contracting with both local and national artists and art groups, artwork is displayed on designated lobby walls and in the 2000 sq. ft. Harrington Gallery, throughout the year

Typical Duties

  • Contract with a wide range of individual artist and visual art groups. Coordinate the delivery and pick-up of artwork.  Install artwork in an aesthetically pleasing display.  Organize and facilitate exhibit receptions
  • Oversee the sale of select art work throughout the year
  • Work with the Civic Arts Marketing team to organize digital and print media to market visual arts events, programs and opportunities
  • Organize various art demonstrations and related programming throughout the year.
  • Work with the Recreation Leader/ Visual Arts Assistant in organizing and training volunteers for the Harrington Gallery and its events

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least four years of experience in art curation and visual arts programming
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, strong communication skills, and a professional demeanor
  • Have experience working with community art organizations
  • Have experience, managing art-related equipment and supplies
  • Be able to develop program activities, assist and interact with the public and City employees with tact and courtesy, establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively while interacting with program participants, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public
  • Must be able to climb stairs/ladders, squat and lift 40 lbs

This is a part-time, temporary position with a limit of 1500 hours per year.

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: arts, curator, gallery, marketing, and media. States: California.

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