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Chief Curator
Chief Curator
The Shed
Post Date: 11 Dec 2021

JOB OVERVIEW

About The Shed

The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. We produce and welcome innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. In our highly adaptable building on Manhattan’s west side, The Shed brings together established and emerging artists to create new work in fields ranging from pop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. We seek opportunities to collaborate with cultural peers and community organizations, work with like-minded partners, and provide unique spaces for private events. As an independent nonprofit that values invention, equity, and generosity, we are committed to advancing art forms, addressing the urgent issues of our time, and making our work impactful, sustainable, and relevant to the local community, the cultural sector, New York City, and beyond.

About the Position

The Shed seeks a Chief Curator, an executive-level position, to lead the Visual Arts Department. The position exemplifies and promotes The Shed’s values and works closely with the executive artistic team to conceptualize, develop, and execute exhibitions, commissions, projects/productions, as well as being responsible for the support and content of the exhibitions and related efforts. The Chief Curator will work closely with The Shed’s wider leadership team to ensure the realization of The Shed’s institutional strategic development, actively participating in shaping the organization’s vision and mission, while co-directing its artistic program.

Reporting to the CEO/Artistic Director, the Chief Curator manages the Visual Arts Department and all aspects of its operations. This role is a key spokesperson for the institution and must be at ease in a highly visible and public position. The Chief Curator must cultivate relationships with donors, collectors, co-commissioning institutions, cultural partnerships, and the broader art world, building support for The Shed’s artistic program through fundraising efforts and partnerships.

For more information, see employer’s website.

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete an application and submit résumé and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name through our Career Center page here. Only résumés and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA

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