[artinfo] [Fwd: The University of California, San Diego is seeking a curator]

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The University of California, San Diego is seeking a curator
Salary hiring range: high $40k to low $50k

The University of California, San Diego is seeking a curator to 
administer all aspects of its University Art Gallery contemporary 
program. Reporting to the Director, University Art Gallery, and in 
coordination with a Gallery Council of assigned faculty advisors and an 
Administrator, the Curator is responsible for advancing the mission of 
the Gallery by implementing programming policy; executing the entire 
sequence of curatorial functions related to exhibitions; advising the 
Director regarding Gallery management functions; providing supervision 
of Gallery staff, and participating in associated communications and 
development activities. The mission of the University Art Gallery is to 
integrate contemporary art into the life of the university; exhibit and 
interpret art as an educational resource for the academic community; 
serve as a laboratory for linking visual art with the issues of 
postmodern society, as an innovator in originating and shaping the 
contemporary arts agenda, and as a platform for the advancement and 
outreach of the university in visual arts creativity. For additional 
information, please see http://www.ucsd.edu/ and http://dah.ucsd.edu/

Applicants should demonstrate proven aptitude and experience in 
innovative, experimental curatorial projects of reputable distinction in 
contemporary visual arts as evidenced by portfolio submission; evidence 
experience as curator-of-record of multiple contemporary art 
exhibitions/programs/events with comprehensive responsibility for 
planning, coordination, and execution; demonstrate success in 
collaborative efforts and an ability to marshal cooperative support from 
a range of stakeholders; constituent groups associated with this 
position include gallery staff and contract service providers; 
university faculty, staff, and administrators; and financial supporters 
and donors. Experience managing contemporary art education programming, 
to include comprehensive responsibility for planning, coordination, and 
execution, is preferred. An advanced degree in a visual arts discipline 
or relevant career experience is required.

Applications are requested by October 1, 2006 although the position will 
remain open until filled. Applicants must submit current curriculum 
vitae, portfolio and sample catalogues of projects/exhibitions, a 
curator’s statement, and four (4) professional references.

Please send applications to:

Heath Fox
Assistant Dean, Arts and Humanities
University of California, San Diego
Division of Arts and Humanities 0406
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0406

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