Curator of Architecture Public Programs-2016136

Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture provides deep immersion in the discipline of architecture, intensified by the broader Carnegie Mellon culture of interdisciplinary innovation and creative inquiry.

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture is searching for a part-time Curator of Public Programs. This is an intellectually engaging opportunity for someone interested in contemporary architectural discourse. S/he/they will be responsible for developing the school’s annual lecture series and coordinating other school events into our annual Public Programs. Competitive applicants will possess knowledge of national and international contemporary architecture and related fields.


Core responsibilities will include:

  • Working with faculty advisory committee to develop themes and identify and invite important voices in the field of architecture and related disciplines

  • Administering the school’s Public Programs including managing logistics for speaker travel, entertainment and honoraria

  • Working with the school’s communications staff and Head in administering the advertising of said programs

  • Local travel to off-campus locations plus evening and weekend work may be required based on lecture times and contact availability of lectures

  • Other duties as assigned

You should demonstrate:

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others and/or as part of a team

  • Close attention to detail; maintain accurate and detailed records

  • Composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the College of Fine Arts. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

  • 1-3 years’ experience in related field with prior curatorial experience in academic, non-profit and/or arts organization.

Additional Requirements:

  • Background check
How to Apply

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of work (25 MB).

More Information:

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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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Posted on April 20