Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 19, 1972 in job announcements
|A rare opportunity to curate a new Manhattan exhibition space‚Äôs inaugural show.
The National Museum of Mathematics opens to curious minds of all ages this December 15.¬†¬†MoMath will have an exhibition space in which it will host curated shows of math-related artwork.¬†¬†Its inaugural show will open sometime between mid-September of 2013 and mid-March of 2014, running for at least three months.¬†¬†MoMath seeks a curator for this exhibition.
The exhibition space is roughly 1,000 square feet with average dimensions: 53‚Äô x 19‚Äô.¬†¬†The ceiling is mostly 7‚Äô 4‚ÄĚ high but one of the long walls rises in a higher ceiling area to about 12‚Äô.¬†¬†MoMath intends to produce a four-color exhibition catalogue with essays from the curator and others.
1)¬†¬†Meet with MoMath leadership to discuss the institutional vision for its exhibition space.
2)¬†¬†Propose potential approaches to exhibition programming consistent with this vision.
3)¬†¬†Work with MoMath leadership to determine the inaugural show‚Äôs scale and budget.
4)¬†¬†Develop a compelling plan for the inaugural show with as much specificity as possible.
5)¬†¬†Lead senior staff and Art Committee members through a plan review and refinement process.
6)¬†¬†Work with senior staff to develop a detailed exhibition implementation plan.
7)¬†¬†Obtain Art Committee approval for the plan.
8)¬†¬†Upon approval, execute the plan on time and within budget.
1)¬†¬†Significant New York area curatorial experience.
2)¬†¬†Comfort and familiarity with a broad range of mathematical topics.
3)¬†¬†Appreciation for the beauty and inspirational potential of mathematics.
4)¬†¬†Extensive knowledge of existing math-related art.
5)¬†¬†Knowledge of artists currently producing interesting math-related work.
6)¬†¬†Experience producing and executing accurate exhibition budgets.
7)¬†¬†Experience editing and producing exhibition catalogues.
8)¬†¬†Attention to detail.
9)¬†¬†Excellent communication skills.
Please submit c.v., a current writing sample, and any other materials you would like MoMath to consider to:¬†¬†firstname.lastname@example.org.¬†¬†Finalists will be asked for references.