The Vera List Center for Art and Politics (VLC) is a leading scholarly research center and public forum for art, culture, and politics. An initiative of the Schools of Public Engagement, the Center serves a critical mission: to foster a vibrant and diverse community of artists, scholars, and policymakers who take creative, intellectual, and political risks to bring about positive change. A pioneer in the field, the Center was founded in 1992 and now offers a range of activities that encompass public programs, exhibitions, conferences, artist and student fellowships, classes, and books featuring art and research projects invested in the political agency of the arts. In recent years, publications and the international biennial Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice have further raised the reach and impact of the VLC. The Center’s website captures much of this programming, with event videos and commissioned writings, and is an important destination for researchers, students, and artists from different parts of the world.
The Assistant Director of Editorial Initiatives will help: develop the editorial profile of the Center’s various communication platforms – the website with online archive, the newsletters, print and e-publications, social media and, in the future, podcasts; integrate digital and non-digital initiatives through a comprehensive communications plan; and build out the Center’s distributed learning capacities. In support of the Center’s mission, the AD will help nurture diverse audiences and communities, both virtual and in New York City, and ensure that the Center’s research is accessible and meaningful to multiple publics. It will position the Center as a creative guide into the dynamic space of shared and collaborative learning, with plans to establish a Minor in Art and Social Justice. This position reports to the Senior Director/Chief Curator of the Vera List Center.
This is a part-time position, 4 days per week with a set amount of hours. This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising.