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  • Employer: Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Salary: $63,385.92 - $88,572.85 Annually
  • Posting Closes: 7/4/2024 11:59 PM Arizona

A Mesa Contemporary Arts Curator is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the programming, acquisition, curating, and display of visual art for the five Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum exhibition spaces, sculpture courtyard, lecture hall, and classroom.  The Mesa Contemporary Arts Curator manages the operations of the museum and exhibition spaces including supervising full-time, part-time, temporary staff, and volunteers; oversees and administers Mesa’s Contemporary Art Museum Collection; coordinates the installation of permanent collections and loaned artwork for the galleries and other City facilities; serves as the main contact for building rental; and cultivates relationships with donors and potential donors.  Responsible for inventory and coordinating and scheduling juried art exhibitions, curate exhibitions, and supervising others who curate exhibitions; developing marketing strategies with the marketing team; oversight of selecting, cataloging, and maintaining an accurate inventory, and accessioning and deaccessioning pieces in the collection; and evaluating the condition of art works, and coordinating appropriate conservation and/or restoration measures, as needed.  Overseeing the Associate Curator in developing and implementing a Gallery Education Program inclusive of educational materials for artwork on display and promoting the galleries to public school students.  Other duties include scheduling special interest tours and collaborating with other Mesa Arts Center programs such as Performing Live, Community Engagement, Arts Studios, and working with other Arts and Culture organizations and City Departments.  This class performs related duties as required.

Supervision is received from the Arts Administrator – Deputy Director Visual Arts Engagement and Education who reviews work through conferences, reports and results achieved.  This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

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Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Arts Administration, Art History, or a closely related field.  Considerable (3 – 5 years) experience in museum or art gallery operations and public art programming.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art, Arts Administration, Art History, or a closely related field.


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