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Guest Curators (Volunteer) Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 20, 1974 in job announcements |

A little off the beaten path, but still potentially of interest to many Tufts people!

Applications due August 31, 2014.

Description:
The Guest Curator will assist in creating contemporary art exhibitions that are fun, entertaining and meaningful yet still provide a strong learning environment. Following direction from the Executive Director, the Guest Curator may propose the exhibition themes, storylines, exhibitions titles and individual works of art selected from individual artists, prepare a compelling exhibition statement and sub-statements that are both descriptive and insightful, propose the individual art labels, organize exhibition binders with artist statements and resumes and assist in planning, designing and installing the exhibition. The Guest Curator may, under the direction of the Executive Director, assist in promoting and marketing the exhibition, including the on-line exhibition, as well as selling individual works of art. The Guest Curator may also be asked to lead short gallery talks and discussions. The Guest curators will work on-site for approximately 8-10 hours per week, though there is flexibility in this requirement. A commitment of 6 months is expected. Specific duties include, but not limited to, the following:
Prepare approximately 150 word curator’s statement. This is not an artist’s statement, but can use artist’s quotes and ideas.
Recommend the Exhibition title that captures the essence of the exhibition.
Prepare a shorter version of the curator’s statement for the press release (approximately 50-75 words)
Organize the narrative biography of the artist(s) for the press release
Prepare a narrative biography of the curator for the press release
Write a 1-2 sentence summary of the exhibition for postcard
Make suggestions for art installation and design
Assist with the installation
Put the entire exhibition with images on-line and PayPal (this is done with training and supervision)
Prepare a price list for print-out and distribution.
Qualifications:
Unbound Visual Arts, leading the way with curated exhibitions in the Boston area, is seeking energetic Guest Curators that have experience with theme-based exhibitions dealing with contemporary fine art. Guest Curators may not curate exhibitions that include their own works of art. Experience and training in other areas of fine art, exhibitions, galleries or museums are helpful but not required.
How To Apply:
Submit a résumé and email cover letter to jobs@UnboundVisualArts.org
Interview and selections will be made on an on-going basis.
Apply by:
August 31, 2014
Salary:
Volunteer
About this Organization:
Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. , a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational and charitable corporation, is leading the way in Greater Boston with the most curated fine art exhibitions with the goal of enlivening the creative economy. To date, over 40 exhibitions have received strong publicity and many sales. Unbound was formed in late 2012 as non-profit educational charity with members from Allston, Arlington, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown working together with contemporary visual art for all through exhibitions, sales, classes and workshops. The business and program activities are managed by a Board of Directors and a Council of Advisors. Our community of members (currently at 75 and growing) consist of individuals, businesses and institutions that include professional and amateur artists, art collectors and buyers, art connoisseurs, art related businesses and institutions, curators, performing artists and anyone that enjoys seeing, feeling, experiencing and promoting meaningful and expressive art. They all recognize the importance of the visual arts in their personal, business or professional lives. We also develop and nurture partnerships and collaborations with other institutions, organizations and businesses to promote and achieve our non-profit educational mission.

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