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Curatorial Manager

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Madison Square Park Conservancy


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January 1, 2021
December 19, 2020
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Description

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban site, is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at East 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Madison Square Park Conservancy raises the funds that support a program of commissioned contemporary public art, lush horticulture, Park maintenance, Park security and free public programs. The Park has remained open during the pandemic providing an urban oasis for neighbors, families, communities, workers.

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s art program is curatorially-driven. The program of commissioned temporary public art features work by distinguished mid-career and established contemporary local, national and international artists. Artists including Diana Al-Hadid, Tony Cragg, Abigail DeVille, Leonardo Drew, Teresita Fernández, Paula Hayes, Josiah McElheny, Iván Navarro, Martin Puryear, Erwin Redl, Arlene Shechet and Krzysztof Wodiczko have each realized projects on our site. The program includes a range of projects in all materials: light-based work, participatory, performance, social practice, video, sound, nonrepresentational, figuration. The Conservancy was the commissioning institution for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale with the exhibition Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà.

Position

The Curatorial Manager will provide support for all of Madison Square Park Conservancy’s outdoor exhibitions and will report to the Deputy Director/Chief Curator and work in concert with the Senior Project Manager and all departments.

The Curatorial Manager works closely with all Conservancy staff including the Executive Director, Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Senior Project Manager, Director of Park Operations, Events, Marketing and Communications, Development.

This is a full-time position for in-depth curatorial engagement with a dynamic public art program in New York City. The position focuses on the public’s role and professional needs related to the public art field including planning programs (IRL, Zoom) and publications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include

·        Project manage commissions and exhibitions

·        Work with artists and colleagues 

·        Produce printed collateral including exhibition catalogues, brochures, signage

·        In concert with Chief Curator and Senior Project Manager and other Conservancy staff, work on tasks related to the public art program

·        Coordinate annual symposium and Public Art Consortium meetings (IRL or on Zoom)

·        Plan and participate in events and coordinate Art Council

Qualifications

·        Bachelor of Arts in art history, studio art, or related field is preferred. In place of a degree, considerations are made with relevant field experience, internships, and volunteer experience.

·        Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art and artists and a strong knowledge of art history

·        Excellent written and oral skills

·        Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign

·        Detail-oriented and organized

·        Ability to work effectively on multiple projects and to meet deadlines

·        An enthusiastic team player with good interpersonal skills

Schedule

·        Weekday schedule with some evening/weekend work required, especially during installation and deinstallation period and evening events and programs.

·        At this time, MSPC administrative staff is working remotely, although installations are proceeding IRL outdoors in Madison Square Park.

·        Monthly public programs are held on Zoom. 


Madison Square Park Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO”) laws.   The Conservancy prohibits discrimination against applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban site, is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District at East 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Madison Square Park Conservancy raises the funds that support a program of…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Managerial

Benefits

Excellent paid benefits

Excellent paid benefits

Location

Eleven Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10010

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following via email attachment all in one document to jobs@madisonsquarepark.org:

·        cover letter

·        writing sample

·        resume including names and complete contact information for three references

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held on Zoom. We encourage applications from people with BIPOC identities. 

To apply, please submit the following via email attachment all in one document to jobs@madisonsquarepark.org:

·        cover letter

·        writing sample

·        resume including names and complete…

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