LACE POSITION NOW OPEN: CURATOR AND DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
LACE is seeking a new Curator and Director of Programming to join the team at an exciting time in the organization’s trajectory. The newly-renovated gallery and offices are scheduled to relaunch in early 2024 and the new Curator will play a critical role in the future of LACE.
The Curator and Director of Programming is a key member of the LACE team of four and reports directly to the Executive Director. This position is full-time and focuses on creating and managing exhibitions and events, researching project funding, and contributing to the overall operation and visibility of the organization.
- Direct overall programming with a specific curatorial vision that aligns LACE’s history with a new vision of contemporary art practices
- Supervise and direct all communications and marketing materials with LACE staff, artists, guest curators, and presenters
- Curate or recommend projects as calendar and budget allow – including storefront, main gallery, and potential off-site collaborations, as well as screenings and performances
- Curate publications for the LACE bookstore
- Manage budgets for exhibitions, events, and publications
- Manage artist and curator invoices and payments
- Research grant and project funding opportunities, write proposals and reports
- Assist in personalized press outreach and marketing of projects
- Support Executive Director in the execution of LACE Benefit Art Auction and coordinate artist participation
- Advise curators from the Emerging Curators program and other potential guest curators
- Assist Executive Director in management of LACE team including Assistant Director of Programming, Communications Coordinator, and other potential contractors and consultants
- Mentor interns through the Getty Marrow Internship Program and LACE Apprenticeship Program
- Be an ambassador – communicate LACE’s artistic and programmatic vision to audiences through events, programming, meetings, online and print material
- Maintain relationships with artists, fellow arts organizations, foundations, patrons, curators, and other colleagues to create collaborations and highlight LACE’s visibility and standing
- Work on other projects as assigned by the Executive Director
- Passion for contemporary arts and visual culture
- Strong knowledge of Los Angeles artists and art scene essential, and familiarity with national and international artists a plus
- Experience curating and organizing visual exhibitions and programs
- Exceptional writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art History, Museum Management and/or related fields of study
- Adaptability and excellent creative problem-solving skills
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- MAC OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and database management
Salary commensurate with experience, four weeks paid vacation, Kaiser insurance offered
Submit this simple Google Form that will include a place to upload your resume and cover letter addressed to: Sarah Russin, Executive Director
Final candidates may be asked to submit an exhibition proposal for LACE and present on previous projects.
Application open until the position is filled. Ideal start date: July 1, 2023.
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LACE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.