Principal Curator

Website Murray Rhode Island Art Gallery Network


Job Title: Curator

Organization: Brooklyn Coffee Tea & Guest House Art Galley Network

Salary: Open

Job Type: Part-Time, 12-Month Contract

Schedule: This position is 20 hours per week. Many of the position’s duties can be conducted offsite. The schedule is flexible, but the Curator must be able to be onsite for exhibition installations, and attend opening receptions and program events that often happen on weekends and weekday evenings.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

About The RI Art Gallery Network: The RI Art Gallery Network (RIAGN) serves  Art Patrons of Rhode Island and surrounding communities through, exhibitions, studio arts education programs, off-site classes, and special initiatives for community-wide impact. RIAGN’s mission is to be a catalyst for learning and living through art. Our organizational values – relevance, equity and creativity – guide our programming.

About the Exhibition Program: The goals of our exhibition program are to introduce new artists, artwork and perspectives on art; engage audiences; enhance the visibility of underrepresented groups/artists; and serve as a catalyst for community interaction. Our exhibitions feature the work of predominantly underserved artists at different stages in their careers – established, early career, students and youth. Notable annual community exhibitions include Art of the African Diaspora and other BIPOC artists.

Position overview: RIAGN is looking for a part-time Curator to be responsible for a number of exhibitions, and correlating public programs, as we plan to reopen our expanded network of art galleries in the summer 0f 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support RIAGN’s commitment to producing exhibitions that reflect our values and our community.
Curate at least 2 exhibitions, as well as coordinate the production of 3-4 more working with guest curators and/or community groups.
The Curator must be open to managing exhibitions that may already be on the schedule.
Develop, plan and run public events that support the exhibitions, including (but not limited to) talks, tours, performances, and workshops.
Support all areas of exhibition planning in conjunction with the Gallery Director(s), Board, and Exhibition Artists, including contracts, installation, sales, budgets, and assessment/evaluation.
Build relationships with local artists, community organizations, and RIAGN’s Board to support and grow the reputation of RIAGN.
Seek resources and sponsors for projects, and assist in providing content for grant applications.
Assist design promotional material, give creative input, and edit images

Skills and Qualifications:

Four years work experience in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer experience focused on contemporary art, local artists, non-profit arts, and/or community organizing.
Strong interpersonal skills, and friendly demeanor with an ability to collaborate with artists, guest curators, partners, and staff. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
Proficiency with Google Docs, administrative software, and social media platforms.
Experience with art handling and installation.
Spanish language proficiency is a plus, but not required.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their resume, and (optional) writing samples (such as a press release, curatorial text, website content, promotional material, etc).

RIAGN is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Day shift, Monday to Friday, Weekends

Work Location:

Multiple RI locations

Work Remotely:

Temporarily due to COVID-19

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