Duluth Art Institute Curator Sought - Applications Under Review

The Duluth Art Institute’s mission is to enhance daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes active community participation. The Curator is responsible for designing and carrying out programs that are at the heart of the Duluth Art Institute’s mission: The exhibition program, Artist Residency program, and enhancement, engagement, and interpretive events. S/he provides a leadership role within the organization, collaborating with colleagues and the board of directors to drive the artistic vision. The curator convenes panels of fellow professionals to select work, and is adept at navigating the politics of announcing panel selections. S/he interacts closely with diverse artists on every element of their exhibits, and is a dynamic public speaker who can interpret contemporary art to the public, from energetically leading tour groups of business people and school groups to speaking competently and confidently to the media about artwork on view. The curator frequently acts as a moderator during Artist Talks and cultural panels, and can navigate the wide array of contemporary topics and issues that the arts address. S/he is—or will become—deeply embedded in the Duluth community, and actively forges connections and collaborations with a wide range of artists, arts administrators, business associates, civic and community groups, and more. The curator is passionate about contemporary art, and is a thought leader in addressing how the arts can intersect with communities today. The curator is part of a small and passionate team, and while actively engaged in the big picture, coordinates the small, daily details that drive his/her programs.

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Cover letters and resumes should be sent by EOB Sept. 18 to info@duluthartinstitute.org.

Duluth Art Institute Executive Director Sought - Open Until Filled

The Duluth Art Institute is searching for an Executive Director to lead Northeast Minnesota’s premiere community art center into its 13th decade and beyond. Lead the Duluth Art Institute as a progressive force in the community, promoting its mission to enrich daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes active community participation. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads this anchor arts organization with its over 100 year history of serving the community with visual arts programming. A significant amount of the Executive Director’s time is devoted to fundraising. S/he drives strategic planning and acts as the primary interface and support to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will model the principles and use of the vision, mission and strategic plan for the community, and lead a talented staff of arts administrators and volunteers.

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Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Mary Mathews, DAI Board Chair, mmathews49@charter.net

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