The Curator of Performance is responsible for articulating, executing and implementing a concise and expansive curatorial vision that is in line with Hi-ARTS’ mission articulating a vision that extends the boundaries of the organization’s current work. The successful candidate will help the organization to frame performance both inside and outside the context of theater. The Curator of Performance works in consultation with the Executive Director and Curator of Visual Arts.
Help to shape and implement the organization’s aesthetic and creative vision in regard to performance
Hire, supervise and evaluate key artistic and technical personnel
Develop, implement, and evaluate performance programs
Represent the organization's artistic vision through speaking opportunities, public and private covenings and select fundraising functions
Facilitate partnerships with cultural institutions, universities, museums around joint programming opportunities
Develop new initiatives that expand the artistic and creative vision and work of the organization
Work closely with Executive Director around marketing efforts
Preferred Skills and Experience:
BA, MA or MFA in a related field
Deep knowledge and experience working in the field and aesthetic of urban arts and Hip-Hop
Clear understanding of current and emerging trends in theater and performance more broadly
Experience in producing and/or overseeing the execution of performances of different scales ranging from readings to festivals
Engaged work around social justice, equity and access to the arts
Demonstrated ability to address different intellectual, creative and community based constituencies
Track record of raising funds at the local, state and federal level
Ability to think and frame work in an entrepreneurial context
Hi-ARTS, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in East Harlem, is a leading organization within the urban arts movement: developing and producing new works of performance and visual art, providing a platform for artists, and creating educational and community programs that connect to and expand the audience for urban arts.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.