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California Museum of Photography Curator of Exhibitions

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201207094548 Full Time Flexable -

Position Information

The Curator of the UCR/California Museum of Photography, working closely and under the supervision of ARTSblock's Executive Director will initiate, research, budget, produce and supervise the museum's exhibition program. Curatorial responsibilities include involvement in the selection, conceptualization, management, interpretation and coordination of UCR/CMP exhibition activities from inception through final installation. This position has the responsibility to ensure the artistic and conceptual integrity for all UCR/CMP exhibitions in order to maintain the institution's leadership and world-wide presence in the field of photography and related media. In all these activities the Curator will work closely with ARTSblock's Executive Director, the CMP Faculty Advisory Committee, and other curatorial and administrative staff members.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Art History or related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Museum Experience
Six (6) years of experience in curatorial work in a professional museum setting, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of contemporary museology, new museum theory and practice, and the contested politics and ideologies of museum exhibition programs
Past Exhibition Projects that demonstrate involvement and understanding of current cutting-edge practice
Successful experience in securing outside financial support through grants, gifts, and general fundraising
Demonstrated knowledge of promoting exhibitions and producing effective PR and marketing campaigns

Exhibition Project Development
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art, photography and media works
Ability to work well with and manage projects with guest curators and artists
Budget and time management skills
Electronic calendaring skills

Management Skills
Ability to work with students at levels ranging from high school through University programs
Demonstrated supervisory skills in working with professional museum preparators, student staff, and volunteers
Ability to work well and congenially with outside curators, artists and art institutions
Ability to work well and productively with media outlets
Demonstrated ability to adhere to administrative policies and procedures relating to purchasing, outside contractors, loan agreements, risk management and human resources.
Proven ability to work independently with minimum of supervision

Research and Public Presentations
Exceptional interpersonal skills in forming liaisons with artists, curators, gallery directors, media personnel
Excellent public speaking ability

Computer Skills
Knowledge and proficiency in use of Microsoft office software: including Word, Excel, Outlook or Entourage, PowerPoint
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of Adobe Creative Design Suite for design and photography including the programs InDesign, Photoshop, and Bridge
Basic knowledge of Web production

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced Degree in Art History or significant experience in related areas

Computer Skills
Experience with high-end ink jet printers
Knowledge and proficiency with using web or email based calendaring programs

Language Skills
Ability to converse and write fluently in one of the Asian languages strongly reflected in the UCR student body; and/or one of the major Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic, Persian, or Turkish; and/or Spanish

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #4 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2011). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 41st among top public universities (US News and World Report 2011) and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to workforce diversity.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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