Americas Society seeks a part-time assistant curator to work on the Visual Arts public programs. The ideal candidate should be detail oriented and highly organized, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated knowledge in modern and contemporary Latin American and Latinx art. The assistant curator will support the Visual Arts Department in our New York office and report to the chief curator and director of Visual Arts. This is an hourly position offering a maximum of 20 hours per week.
- Develop ideas for public programs and community outreach, overseeing the planning and implementation of public programs
- Organize conferences and symposia associated with exhibitions and publications organized by Americas Society
- Meet and maintain contact with art historians, curators, critics, art dealers, collectors, diplomats, and other arts and museum professionals locally, nationally, and internationally to maintain a high level of involvement and exposure in the art community
- Serve as panelist, speaker, and/or moderator for public programs at Americas Society and other arts organizations and institutions when requested
- Coordinate activities for Americas Society members and for the Arts of the Americas Circle
- Maintain and develop relations with members and potential patrons.
- Coordinate activities of curators, registrars, conservators, art handlers, and installers at and Americas Society and tour venues as required
- Write exhibition texts, website content, and press releases for gallery exhibitions and other programs as required
- Work closely with the Communications Department at Americas Society to produce content for the website, publications, and the press
- Give gallery tours to visiting groups and individuals for exhibitions
- Manage the social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) of the Visual Arts department
- M.A. in arts administration and/or art history, and three or more years of relevant work experience in art institutions (e.g. art galleries, museums, nonprofits, foundations)
- Interest and knowledge in Latin American and Latinx art, as well as doing historical art research as needed
- Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken) along with strong interpersonal skills
- Spanish fluency (written and spoken)
- Excellent knowledge of social media platforms
- Basic web development knowledge
- Comfortable working on various projects simultaneously
Application Submission: Please send your cover letter and resume with "Public Programs Assistant Curator" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that only those candidates who will be considered for an interview will be contacted. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
Due to the pandemic, our employees are currently working a hybrid schedule each week, working three days in the office and two days remotely. All Americas Society staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Americas Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.
Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.