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SculptureCenter seeks a Curator to contribute to the organization’s artistic program, inclusive of exhibitions, commissions, educational and public programs, publishing, and other activities that expand and enliven SculptureCenter’s mission to support artistic innovation and independent thought.

The Curator is responsible for the development, production, and realization of solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and new commissions, and contributes to educational and public programs, publishing, and other activities related to SculptureCenter’s artistic program.

The Curator reports to the Director and works collaboratively with the Director and the Deputy Director to devise a robust, long-term programmatic calendar that situates and contextualizes their own curatorial priorities and perspectives within an array of institutional undertakings.

The Curator coordinates all aspects of exhibition/program development, production, administration, and public presentation, and is supported by the Exhibition and Program Manager.

The Curator is a full-time, exempt position. Working or attending events outside of regularly scheduled office hours is a requirement of this position. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. SC’s benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401k (including employer match); paid time off; as well as other ancillary benefits.


Conceive, develop, and implement an original program of exhibitions, commissions, educational and public programs, publishing initiatives, and other activities aligned with an expansive and principled vision for SculptureCenter’s engagement with timely issues in our field.

Develop new relationships with artists whose work resonates with SculptureCenter’s mission and purpose.

Advance new scholarship and public concern for the artists and ideas engaged by SculptureCenter’s program.

Develop and manage new relationships and partnerships with like minded organizations, with an eye toward co-commissioning, co-production, touring, and public program development.

Oversee a Curatorial Fellow selected to curate a group exhibition at SculptureCenter through a new open call initiative.

Participate in In Practice, SculptureCenter’s signature open call program for emerging artists.

Perform administrative functions, including: preparing checklists, securing loans, developing and managing project budgets, coordinating installations, and liaising with artists, estates, lenders, staff, and others involved in exhibition and program presentation, among other duties as assigned.

Work with SculptureCenter staff across departments on communicating exhibition content and collaborating on implementation to assure projects plans are delivered fully within determined timelines and budgets.

Work closely with Development team in fundraising efforts, including providing materials for grant applications, and actively contribute to maintaining and expanding the organization’s circle of supporters.

Maintain independent contributions to the field with regular travel to international art events, participation in conferences, symposia, studio visits, and juries.


5-7 years of curatorial experience and a thorough working knowledge of international contemporary art history.

Experience working directly with living artists in the service of commissioning new works, developing exhibitions, and navigating institutional needs.

Interest and enthusiasm for working with a small, hands-on team of colleagues.

Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with colleagues, artists, collectors, dealers, donors, and colleagues across departments, and SculptureCenter constituents.

Excellent verbal communication and writing skills as well as the ability to make effective presentations to a wide variety of audiences including internal staff, Board of Trustees, and general public audiences.

Well organized, detail oriented, and excellent planning and implementation skills with the proven ability to handle a variety of administrative and artistic responsibilities while maintaining best practices for exhibition making.

The ability to manage and execute a variety of projects simultaneously is essential.

Supervisory/manager experience is a plus.

We recognize that a successful candidate will meet many of the requirements listed in this job description, but may not meet 100% of the qualifications. If the majority of this job description matches your professional experience, we encourage you to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Please email a cover letter and resume, as attachments, to with “Curator – 2023” in the subject line. No telephone calls please.

With your materials, please also include contact information for three professional references. One professional reference should be an artist you have worked with directly in a professional context as a curator.

Candidates selected for interviews will also be asked to provide writing samples.

SculptureCenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Posted on March 17