Curator of Public Programs – Fowler Museum, UCLA

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ARTS AND LECTURES MANAGER
Curator of Public Programs
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Career
3820-FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA
www.fowler.ucla.edu  
The Fowler Museum at UCLA―a beloved Los Angeles institution with an internationally recognized collection of art and objects―explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas, from practices of the past and present to cutting-edge contemporary art. Nestled in the heart of UCLA’s beautiful north campus, the Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through acclaimed exhibitions, public programs, and publications.

We seek a dynamic individual to serve as Curator of Public Programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Interpretation and working with senior museum staff, the Curator of Public Programs will develop, implement, and evaluate the Museum’s programmatic offerings to enhance and broaden engagement with the Museum for the general public and the UCLA community.

The successful candidate will be a highly creative thinker capable of conceptualizing wide-ranging, exciting, and informative programs that consider the Fowler Museum’s collections and exhibitions. The successful candidate will be well-informed about the key issues and challenges for 21st-century museums with global collections. The Curator of Public Programs must also be efficient and highly detail-oriented in order to produce events and manage their logistics. A broad spectrum of programs is to be offered, including lectures, symposia, music and performance, films, dance, workshops, tours, festivals, artist and scholar dialogues, and artist residencies. The Curator of Public Programs reports to the Director of Education and Interpretation and works closely with curatorial, education and communications staff to help strategize the Museum’s outreach efforts for public programs.

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Qualifications for Position

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Qualifications Required/Preferred
3-5 years of experience in public programming, performing arts presentation or related field.
Required
Advanced degree in Art History, World Arts and Cultures, or related field.
Preferred
Ability to speak on a one-to-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain necessary information from artists, guest, and scholars.
Required
Skill in speaking with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds to obtain and convey information.
Required
Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public in a high volume, continuous public contact setting.
Required
Skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
Required
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff members, a diverse student population, faculty, volunteers, campus administrative personnel, and a variety of local and international representatives.
Required
Ability to give dynamic public introductions of events as well as to present about Fowler programs to classes and in meetings.
Preferred
Skill in supervising part-time personnel, volunteers and interns, which includes: organizing work flow to accomplish established objectives; delegating responsibility; and museum training and orientation.
Required
Ability to maintain workflow with changing priorities, frequent interruptions and conflicting deadlines.
Required
Skill in working independently, following through on assignments with minimal direction, and completing a heavy workload with established time frames.
Required
Working knowledge of some aspects of art history, museums, art galleries, or related humanities field.
Required
Skill in recognizing an emergency situation and taking appropriate action.
Required
Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility.
Preferred
Ability to judge necessity of seeking assistance or proper approvals prior to sending final documents or contacting individuals outside the museum.
Required
Knowledge of where to go within the museum and University for needed information and ability to judge what information should be passed on to different levels of management.
Preferred
Knowledge of internal operating procedures, purchasing procedures, and University and museum business forms.
Preferred
Skill in writing and editing correspondence for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Required
Ability to research and summarize key contextual information and present it in written and oral form.
Required
Skill in reading documents in standard English, texts such as catalogue essays, administrative policy and procedure manuals, biographical texts, and biographical materials, etc.
Required
Skill in operating a personal computer (IBM compatible), email, software (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel), fax machine and photocopy machine.
Required
Ability to operate stage equipment (lights, microphones, amplifier) and audio/visual equipment (projectors, etc.).
Preferred
Ability to move equipment (via carts) up to 50 lbs. in weight.
Required
Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Required
Additional Posting Information
99-Policy Covered
11-06-2019
hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77550  
The targeted salary is between the posted minimum and to $69,500.
Special Employment Designations/ Requirements Per UC Policy
N/A
Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
N/A

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The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in partnership with the university’s Art & Global Health Center, presents “Through Positive Eyes,” an art project and an exhibition created in collaboration with people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition “Through Positive Eyes” is available at the Fowler Museum at UCLA September, 15 through February. 16, 2020. [UCLA Newsroom]