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New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought.


The Curator is responsible for organizing creative and rigorous exhibitions and related programs that further SculptureCenters contribution to the field. The Curator will develop and implement programming that supports artistic innovation and identifies and interprets emerging ideas and their impact on the cultural discourse. The Curator reports directly to the Executive Director/Chief Curator, and supervises the Exhibition and Public Program Manager as well as occasional curatorial fellows. Part of the senior management team, the Curator will participate in strategic planning, capital planning, fundraising, and external affairs.

1. Conceptualize and organize compelling exhibitions and artist commissions that further SculptureCenters engagement with contemporary art and artists and support experimentation in the field.

2. Oversee a publications program including exhibition catalogs and other books.

3. Plan and execute creative public programs such as lectures, performances, interviews, and panel discussions that further the dialogue around contemporary sculpture and its relationship to contemporary culture as well as develop new audiences for SculptureCenter.

4. Actively engage the field through participation in lectures, panels, conferences, and publications at SculptureCenter and elsewhere.

5. Build and maintain strong relationships with trustees, donors, collectors, galleries, press, and colleagues at other institutions; work with the advancement team to raise funds for exhibitions and programs; and work with the marketing and media relations team to promote exhibitions and the institution generally.

1. Exceptional knowledge of contemporary art and culture with an international network of colleagues and peers.

2. Five years experience organizing exhibitions and contemporary art projects, preferably within an institutional context.

3. Superior public speaking ability, and excellent writing and editing skills.

4. Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to work as part of a team.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with artists in the creation of new works.

6. Proficiency in the development and management of budgets.

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How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 writing samples to Mary Ceruti, Executive Director and Chief Curator, via Cheryl Chan at with Curator Application in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary and benefits are competitive. SculptureCenter values inclusiveness and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds.


Internships are unpaid but school credit may be earned. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills. Scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week for 3 months.

Working with a small staff in an open office environment, you will gain valuable insight and hands on experience working for a non-profit art museum. Interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. You will also come away with important professional skills for working in the field of contemporary art.

Special Events and Development Internship, Spring 2018
The Special Events and Development intern works directly with the Individual Giving and Events Manager and the Director of Advancement on fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter patron programs, the upcoming spring benefit Lucky Draw, database management, prospect research, and individual and corporate giving as well as membership, sponsorships, and project planning. The Special Events and Development intern will also help coordinate patron gallery tours, private collection and studio visits, and breakfasts, lunches or dinners.

Qualified applicants will have previous experience in fundraising and special events, professional written and oral communication, excellent organization and time management skills, basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and some experience with FileMaker or similar database systems. The position requires a 2-3 day per week commitment plus some evenings and weekends for public programs and events.

Application deadline: December 8, 2017

Lucky Draw Internship, Spring 2018
The Lucky Draw Intern works directly with the Operations Manager to provide critical support for Lucky Draw, SculptureCenter's second largest annual fundraising event. The Lucky Draw Intern will be involved in liaising with donating artists, logging incoming artworks, and preparing the online preview of donated artwork. Interns will be asked to assist in artwork collection, documentation, and the organization of materials related to the event's run of show. Candidates interested in registrar or art handling practices are encouraged to apply.

The Lucky Draw Intern will also assist with day-to-day administrative tasks, including filing, preparing correspondence, assisting with supply inventory, and other clerical duties as needed to support SculpureCenter staff. With advance notice, all SculptureCenter interns are expected to assist with staffing for SculptureCenter's public programs and events.

Qualified applicants will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization and time management skills, basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and some experience with FileMaker or similar database systems. Candidates with experience documenting artwork are preferred.

The spring 2018 Lucky Draw Internship runs from January to April 2018. Weekly and hourly scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two to three days days per week.

Marketing and Communications Internship, Spring 2018
The Marketing and Communications Intern will work directly with the Communications, Marketing, and Digital Media Manager. Primary responsibilities for the spring term will include supporting campaigns for the season's exhibitions, events, and art fair presence, assisting with the migration and updating of website content, sourcing content for social media channels, conducting guided research for marketing and press outreach opportunities, and maintaining the external listings of our Limited Editions. Additionally, interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing. Candidates must be willing to learn new skills quickly, have strong communication and organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoying visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred. Academic background in arts administration, art history, communications, marketing, or a related field preferred.

How to Apply

To apply for a SculptureCenter Internship please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest, resume or CV, and contact information for two professional references to Applicants for the Curatorial Internship should additionally submit a brief writing sample.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Public Process High School Internship Program

For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.