The Associate Curator of Programs is responsible for leading the Henry’s artist and community program offerings, with a particular focus on amplifying diverse voices and reaching a range of audiences. Programs at the Henry often develop in conversation with partners and their communities, as well as with an understanding of the audiences and issues that matter to them. As such, the Associate Curator of Programs develops and nurtures relations with a number of partners—exhibiting artists, local organizations, and University of Washington faculty, staff, and students—with the goal of offering arts-based programming that engages meaningful questions, offers opportunity for quiet reflection or group dialogue, expands creative thinking and practices, and supports Seattle’s greater arts ecologies.
The position partners closely with Henry colleagues to collectively brainstorm programmatic approaches to core exhibition ideas as well, including development of the annual Interpretive Guide, which is a print publication that invites community members to share their reflections on exhibitions, and the community installation project, which offers gallery space to local partners for interactive arts exhibitions.. The position will also supervise and support a Youth Programs Manager in maintaining and developing the Henry’s standing youth and multigenerational programs (including the Henry Teen Art Collective, the Henry Art Liaison Program, and ArtVentures), as well as supervises interns and work study positions. They also oversee evaluation strategies across programming to ensure quality and relevancy.
ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art. Learn about our mission and vision: henryart.org/about.
STATUS: Regular University of Washington Professional Staff Employee; Exempt; Benefits eligible
SALARY RANGE: $58,000 - $63,720 at 90% FTE
SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday, 36 hours per week (90% FTE), some evening and weekend hours may be required based on program needs
REPORTS TO: Director of Curatorial Affairs