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The Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) seeks a Visual Arts Coordinator to develop Visual Arts programming to assist with traveling exhibitions, public art, fine and folk art collections, Chase Museum, and design art. This position will require some evening and weekend hours as required.
As a Visual Arts Coordinator you will typically:
Coordinate all aspects of UA&M exhibitions (research, curation, contracts, gallery preparation, installation, receptions, etc).
Coordinate the Statewide Annual Exhibition of Utah Artists.
Coordinate the Fellowship program.
Work with UA&M marketing team to develop content and public outreach strategies.
Develop educational materials for the Traveling Exhibitions Program and Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts exhibitions.
Research and write curatorial content.
Maintain a budget within Visual Arts programming.
Provide customer service to public consituents.
Complete special projects as assigned by UA&M and the Department of Heritage & Arts.
The Ideal Candidate
The best person for this position will possess:Excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated understanding of contemporary and/or historical visual arts, artists, and art media.
Training and/or experience in arts education, particularly with curriculum development for exhibition interpretive materials.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Experience with public speaking and community outreach.
Ability to operate hand and small power tools.
A valid driver license and the ability to travel throughout the state; occasional overnight travel required.
Preferences may be give to those with post-secondary or higher degree in Arts/Arts Administration or commensurate experience in actual or related field(s).