Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
The Programs Coordinator supports ICI’s Exhibitions, Professional Convenings, and Library, advancing ICI’s mission and core values of promoting broad and inclusive access to contemporary art, experimentation, international engagement, cooperation and collaboration.
Working closely with the Exhibitions Manager, the Programs Coordinator supports the planning, preparation, and circulation of ICI’s touring exhibitions, and related publications and public programs. Working closely with the Executive & Artistic Director, the Programs Coordinator is responsible for the organization and coordination of Professional Convenings, serving curators and museum professionals. The Programs Coordinator is also responsible for the maintenance of ICI’s Library.
Assist the Exhibitions Manager in planning and securing venues for traveling exhibitions
Work with guest curators, artists, and lenders to maintain accurate information for checklists, didactics, and installation instructions
Prepare loan forms and condition reports
Assist in coordinating the production, photography, and packing of artworks
Conduct research and compile bibliographies for upcoming exhibitions
Liaise with venues, providing necessary information for exhibitions and responding to inquiries during the exhibition tour
Assist in the production of exhibition catalogues and other publications, the securing of image permissions, and the distribution of publications to venues, artists, and lenders
Support the development, production, and implementation of ICI’s Professional Convening programs, approximately three conferences planned internationally throughout the year, often in collaboration with partner organizations
Coordinate logistics for programs, including administering invitations to participants, arranging travel and accommodations, and processing payments
Maintain ICI’s Library, which includes all publications and program-related materials and documentation, making them accessible to ICI staff and the public
Maintain exhibition and program related pages on ICI’s Website and contacts on databases
Assist in the hiring and supervising of interns
Bachelor’s degree is required; preferably in Art History, Museum Studies, or Studio Art
A minimum of two years museum, non-profit art space, or gallery work experience
Experience in exhibition coordination and handling of artworks
Ability to efficiently multi-task while maintaining a keen eye to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Programs
Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Ability to collaborate and maintain successful working relationships with ICI’s small staff and external contacts
Fluency in a second language, including reading, writing, and speaking is preferred
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $40,000. Employee benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holiday and sick time.
Full time, office hours are Monday – Friday, 10am to 6pm. Occasional evening and weekend events in
New York. Occasional travel.