The Coordinating Curator of Community Engagement will facilitate this grant-funded project, including establishing community and campus partnerships and developing an evolving “inquiry hub” within the museum’s galleries for community engagement with the art collection. By encouraging participants to reflect upon, question, and re-imagine the “rules” of the art world, and by extension, the larger world, the project will draw out histories of American art that have not been told and place them into dialogue with existing narratives. This engagement will guide a major reinstallation of the collection in 2023. Serving as an experience designer, facilitator, and strategist, the coordinating curator will assist in all logistical aspects of this socially engaged project, which will involve faculty, student, museum, and community stakeholders. Reporting to the museum’s curator of education, the Coordinating Curator of Community Engagement will be a full-time, 24-month term position offering a highly mentored and structured curatorial experience at the Weatherspoon. The start date will be determined based on the successful applicant’s schedule, but, ideally, in August 2021. The Coordinating Curator of Community Engagement will work collaboratively with all museum staff, especially the director, curators, and educators, as well as registration, marketing, and development. Further collaborations include those with university, city, and community project partners.
Master’s degree (M.A.) OR B.A. in areas such as social sciences, education, sociology, psychology, public history, anthropology, social work, museum studies, or communication with at least three years of relevant experience.
Experience working in cultural, arts, or civic organizations, or relevant settings.
Demonstrated coordination and administrative abilities.
Excellent written and interpersonal skills; proven ability to work with a range of colleagues and communities.
Interest in the role of art in civic and community life.
Willingness to meet with constituents in various settings: civic, cultural, municipal, museum, and other locations on campus and in the city.
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse and equitable working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
Knowledge and ability to communicate proficiently, effectively, and efficiently.
Experience in facilitating dialogue-based community engagement in cultural or civic organizations, or related programs.
Experience in facilitating engaged inquiry.
Project management and implementation skills (follow throughs, meeting deadlines, working within established budgets and timelines, and implementing programs and their assessment).
Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, staff, campus colleagues and faculty, and community members of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to collect quantitative and qualitative data.
Ability to take initiative, find solutions, and proactively communicate this process with a team.
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