Opportunities

Employment

Chief Curator

Amon Carter Museum

The Chief Curator will oversee research, interpretation, and preservation activities including acquisitions, exhibitions, library and archives, collection management and conservation. Supervise staff in curatorial, conservation, library, and collections and exhibitions departments. Serve on Management Committee to establish goals that set standards for the museum. Organize special exhibitions and author scholarly publications. Click here for more info.

Exhibitions Coordinator

Amon Carter Museum

The Exhibition Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of all exhibitions presented at the museum. This position reports to the Chief Curator. Click here for more info.

Executive Director

Ellen Noel Art Museum

AAM accredited Art Museum in West Texas seeks energetic experienced museum administrator to work with Board of Trustees, a dedicated staff, and enthusiastic volunteers. The successful candidate should have at least 5 years of Museum experience and preferably have an MFA degree or Master’s Degree in art history or museum studies. The Director has oversight responsibility for the Museum’s programming and resources which include: sophisticated facility, an expanding collection of American Art, an active exhibit schedule, and strong educational programs for all ages. The Search Committee is looking for a person with excellent administrative skills and knowledge in finance, development and fund raising.

To apply: send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Barbara Davis - Search Committee Chairman, 35 Muirfield, Odessa, TX 79762. Applications may also be e-mailed to lwarner@netwest.com as long as hard copy is also mailed to Barbara Davis. Please no phone inquiries.

Director

The Wittliff Collections

Texas State University-San Marcos invites applications for the position of Director for The Wittliff Collections, Albert B. Alkek Library. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, University Library, the Director will provide overall leadership and management for the Collections primary components: the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection, and other special collections. Here's the PDF inviting applications.

Collection Tours and Education Specialist

Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas is accepting resumes for a full-time Collection Tours and Education Specialist. Responsibilities include visitor service and education programs, online projects promoting the museum, assisting artists-in-residence, supervising the internship program and leading VIP tours. Requires Master's degree in Fine Arts, Art History or Art Education plus 1 year of related experience. For more information click here.

Grants Program Director

Houston Arts Alliance
Deadline: January 10, 2010

Through this program, the Houston Arts Alliance provides financial support to the nonprofit arts sector in the Houston area. As a member of the senior staff team, the Grants Program Director is responsible for grant management, research, field assessment, capacity building initiatives and works closely with the CEO, COO and senior staff members on matters pertaining to the advancement of the mission and goals of the organization. Click here for more info.

Grants

H + F Curatorial Grant
3rd edition 2010/2011

H+F Collection
Deadline: February 10, 2010

The H+F Curatorial Grant allows the FRAC Nord–Pas de Calais (Dunkirk/France) in close partnership with the private collector Han Nefkens (H+F Collection) and the de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam/NL) to give young international curators the opportunity to participate in the development of exhibition projects based on the collection of FRAC Nord-Pas-de- Calais. This grant offers emerging art curators a unique infrastructure and environment with free access to a research and documentation centre as well as to one of the best French collections of contemporary art. The FRAC acts as the first intermediary for these future professionals of contemporary art by helping them to develop and implement their projects. The selected person will become part of the FRAC's team as an assistant curator, coordinating local, national and international exhibition-projects. She / he will receive in exchange a grant for 12 months (May 2010 - May 2011) that will help finance her/his living and travel expenses.

Please send your application containing a recent CV (including a photograph) and a motivation letter before February 28th 2010 to:

FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
930 avenue de Rosendaël
59240 Dunkerque (France)
Tel. 03 28 65 84 20
http://www.fracnpdc.fr
h-teerlinck@fracnpdc.fr

Calls for Entries


TCA Opens Up Touring Roster to Include Visual & Media/Film Artists

Texas Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 31, 2010

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) maintains an approved roster of Texas-based touring companies and artists. Non-profit organizations (schools, libraries, community centers, cities, festivals, and museums) can apply to TCA for a grant to help with the costs of bringing these talented individuals into their community for performances, master classes, lecture-demonstrations and residencies. Traditionally, the roster has been made up of performing artists (dance, music, theatre, literature, storytelling). For the first time, TCA is opening up the roster to include visual arts and film/media artists; however, those artists must be able to offer a program that is performative or interactive/collaborative and able to fit within a pre-specified time-frame. Placement on the roster is competitive. Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee that anyone will contract with you for a project; the roster is a marketing tool. For more information, contact TCA staff at 512/463-5535 or webapp@arts.state.tx.us.

Future Generation Art Prize

Future Generation Art Prize
January 18 - April 18, 2010

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and provide long-term support to a future generation of artists. Artists around the world, without restriction of gender, nationality, race or artistic medium may enter the competition through online application. 20 shortlisted artists will be selected to show their work in an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre (Kiev). These artists will be judged by an international Jury who will award one main prize and up to five special prizes. The first prize will receive $100,000.

Happiness/Sadness

Exit Art
Deadline: January 29, 2010

Happiness/Sadness is an exhibition exploring dynamic of opposites. For Exit Art, the study of paradoxes is a vital purpose of culture. We are looking for works in any media that express, metaphorically or concretely, the notions of happiness and sadness. Artworks can explore one or both issues. Identifying happiness helps to understand sadness; one cannot exist without the other. To apply, visit the call for entries on Exit Art's website.

Residencies

Elsewhere Collaborative Residencies

Elsewhere Collaborative
Deadline: January 31, 2010

Elsewhere Collaborative, a living museum and experimental production environment in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications from artists, curators, writers, musicians, designers, gardeners, makers, builders, scholars, producers, and creatives across media for residencies in 2010. Elsewhere residencies invites experimental creators to join our collaborating community in utilizing this immense collection of objects, no longer for sale and instead circulating internally, as material or inspiration for site-specific projects that become part of an endlessly transforming environment of objects and works. Artists live and work within interactive installations that provide evolving frameworks for investigating collaborations, community structures, and creative processes. Residency fellowship funding for travel, room and board, are now available in exchange for hosting an educational workshop during the residency.  Read more HERE.

Rijksakademie Studios

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Deadline: February 1, 2010

The Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam is a space for the development of ideas for emerging professional artists. Resident artists work in an individual studio for one to two years on research, experiment, projects and production. The Rijksakademie has fifty-five studios. Annually, approximately half of these become available for new residents.

Zero Art Space Residency in Myanmar

New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar
Deadline: December 30

New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar invites visual (and performance) artists from Asia, Europe and North America to the first Artist-in-Residency Program in Myanmar. Residents spend one month in the heart of Yangon. New Zero Art Space will provide one round trip air ticket, accommodation and living expenses during the residency. The residency will also include a studio and exhibition space. For more information click here.

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