Job Opening at CFAC


Application deadline is February 28, 2015.  Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 15, 2015.

Community Folk Art Center, Inc. (CFAC) is seeking to hire a full-time curator.  CFAC is a multidisciplinary art center featuring three galleries, dance studio, ceramics studio classrooms, Visual Arts Room, 2D room and a Community Black Box Theater located in the heart of the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, New York. Past CFAC exhibitions have featured the art of Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, AfriCobra, Amos Kennedy as well as work representing, Asian, Latino and Islamic art and culture.  As the community service based unit of the Department of African American Studies, CFAC is seeking to hire an innovative curator who can expand our efforts to showcase art by emerging, mid-career and accomplished artists from the African Diaspora and diverse communities whose work engages the communities CFAC serves (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally).

The successful candidate must possess an MA or MFA and five years of curatorial experience, beyond the degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Database management and computer experience (with emphasis on Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite) is required and must have experience in working with artists who utilize a variety of media including 2D, 3D, new media and emerging technologies.

She/he will also have strong interpersonal and written communication skills as well as experience working with diverse communities.

The curator will be responsible for all aspects of the exhibitions beginning with identifying potential artists through de-installation. Additionally, the curator is responsible for updating and implementing our collections management procedures including an online database. The curator will also be responsible for designing and implementing public and community programs, in consultation with the Director of Education as well as create pre and post visit materials for gallery tours and on-site school visits, exhibition catalogs and postcards. The curator will also participate in the marketing and publicity efforts for exhibitions, prepare and maintain the curatorial budget and work with the executive staff to meet fundraising goals (including grant writing). Additionally the curator is expected to develop collaborative relationships with community based arts organizations as well as identify areas of collaboration with the schools and colleges at Syracuse University.

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Posted On: February 10, 2015
Listed As: Arts Forum