Emerging Curator: Call For Applications

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InterAccess says
Emerging Curator
Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016

InterAccess currently seeks a bold and engaged Emerging Curator to join the organization as its curatorial intern. The Emerging Curator will use their unique and critical perspective to research, develop, and execute the 15th annual emerging artists exhibition. This exhibition will be mounted in the main gallery for four weeks beginning November 2016. Reporting to the Programming Coordinator, the Emerging Curator can expect to work 5-7 hours per week between July and December 2016, with extended hours as required in the weeks leading up to the opening of the exhibition. The successful candidate will develop an understanding of programming and operations within a new media focused artist-run centre; additional training opportunities will be tailored to their interests. The Emerging Curator will be paid an honorarium upon successful installation of the exhibition.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
- With the Programming Coordinator, establish a flexible schedule for in-gallery and offsite research between June and December 2016
- Develop a coherent and relevant exhibition theme
- From an open call for submissions, select a maximum of five works by emerging new media artists within Canada
- Assist in drafting an exhibition budget, artist contracts, and other materials in accordance with InterAccess standards and practices
- Write a short curatorial statement for marketing purposes and an extended exhibition essay
- Lead a curator’s tour of the exhibition
- Coordinate and manage installation and strike with the support of technical staff at InterAccess
- Assist with other programming-related duties at InterAccess

Eligibility requirements
- InterAccess welcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students in a related field of study, recent graduates, and emerging professionals with fewer than four consecutive years of related professional experience
- The Emerging Curator must be available for key dates between November 9-17, 2016 and December 12-16, 2016.

Submission requirements:
- Cover letter
- Brief statement outlining your curatorial interests, philosophies, and/or methodologies (500 words maximum)
- Current CV
- Two letters of reference

Only email submissions will be considered. Please send a single PDF file to art@interaccess.org with the subject line “Emerging Curator Application.” We thank all those who apply, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Image: Timbiriche by jm_escalante is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmjesus/6460776463/)
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By: InterAccess