International Print Center NY
New York, NY
Full Time Permanent
The Exhibitions & Curatorial Coordinator / Manager will work closely with the Director and all staff to manage and implement IPCNY’s exhibitions program. Working with a dynamic small staff in an open office environment adjacent to an exhibition space, the applicant must be a self-starter and a team player. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate background, skills, and ambition to be closely involved in the making of exhibitions, programming, and publications at IPCNY in a creative and administrative capacity. The position includes collaborating with artists and curators, managing lender relationships and artwork loans, establishing schedules/deadlines, and designing exhibition installations and graphics. Experience with graphic design strongly preferred; related responsibility includes designing exhibition printed materials and publications. Specific job functions are:
Guest-curated exhibitions (2 annually):
- Organizes all aspects of these exhibitions with external curators and Director, from proposal phase through installation design. Establishes exhibition schedule/deadlines and special requirements; secures loans and coordinates shipping, insurance, conservation, framing, and condition reporting; oversees gallery preparation, installation, and deinstallation.
- Uses design programs (AutoCAD, InDesign) to create scale exhibition mockups for use with curators and freelance preparator staff.
- Coordinates exhibition budget and prepares/edits content for printed materials (i.e. wall labels, checklist, announcement postcard, brochure, catalogue) with IPCNY staff.
New Prints, open-call juried print exhibitions (2 annually)
- Collaborates with Director and staff on formation of jury and selection of artist juror.
- Manages online artwork submissions process and runs jury meetings.
- Works directly with artists, etc. to coordinate loans, shipping, insurance, and framing; oversees gallery preparation, installation, and deinstallation; prepares/edits wall labels, checklist, brochure content, and artist’s statements/biographies.
- Uses design programs (AutoCAD, InDesign) to create scale exhibition mockups for use with juror(s) and freelance preparator staff.
- Sets schedule/deadlines and collaborates with jury and Director on installation design.
- Coordinates Exhibition Committee meetings with Committee Chair and Director, and presents exhibition reports at Board Meetings.
- Manages storage and artwork safety, and liaises with building staff.
- Manages freelance preparators and supervises interns.
- Manages installations for annual spring fundraiser, IPCNY’s booth at art fairs, and pop-up events.
Job requirements: Bachelor’s degree in exhibition/industrial/graphic design, curatorial studies, arts administration, museum studies, fine arts, or related field. Demonstrated project management with at least 2-3 years of professional experience in a museum, gallery, or exhibition space. Demonstrated knowledge of the print field preferred; prior experience with handling works on paper a plus. Must be comfortable with a hands-on, fast-paced exhibition environment, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and use good judgement. A team-orientated attitude with flexibility is essential. Excellent people skills, communications skills, and strong organizational and time-management skills required. Collaborative style with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse group of artists and professionals is essential. Adobe Suite knowledge mandatory (with emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) and AutoCAD knowledge highly preferred. Basic familiarity with installation tools/hardware/furniture, proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, and familiarity with creative software needed. Attendance at IPCNY events, some in the evenings and on weekends, required.
IPCNY (International Print Center New York) is New York’s leading non-profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of prints by emerging, established, national, and international artists. The center is a vibrant hub and exhibition space in Chelsea with an artist-centered approach. By balancing its primary activities—innovative guest-curated exhibitions, New Prints Program, extensive public programs, pop-up events, and a major annual gala—IPCNY seeks to engage a diverse public in the active, culturally-relevant medium and field of prints. Please read more about IPCNY’s programming at ipcny.org.
IPCNY offers an inclusive work environment where staff and interns of different races, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and political affiliation are welcome. #LI-DNI
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