A public garden & cultural center

Full-Time Curator of Visual Arts

Wave  Hill's Curator of Visual Arts is part of the team that organizes contemporary art exhibitions in Wave Hill’s galleries and on the grounds, exploring a dialogue between nature, culture and site. This position reports to the Senior Director & Chief Curator and works with the Performing Arts Curator, Curatorial Fellow, Gallery Greeter and other Wave Hill staff.


The ideal candidate will have experience working directly with emerging artists, a broad knowledge New York’s cultural community, passion for the interconnection between art and nature, experience and enthusiasm for communicating about art to a broad spectrum of people, superior interpersonal skills, excellent follow-through and an ability to manage multiple details and deadlines.



  • Curatorial: responsible for curating and organizing the Sunroom Project Space for emerging artists, currently five to seven solo projects/exhibitions per year. As part of the team, curates Glyndor Gallery exhibitions and organizes Winter Workspace artist selection. May take the lead on specific exhibitions or projects.
  • Programs: organize and participate in Winter Workspace open studios and participatory projects, artist talks, panels and collaborative programs.
  • Exhibition Production:
    • Oversee loans from artists, galleries and institutions, schedule and oversee contracted art handlers; arrange all incoming/outgoing shipping of artwork via art or commercial shippers, prepare condition reports for incoming and outgoing work.
    • Write interpretive text for labels and catalogues.
    • Coordinate announcement cards, wall labels and signage.
    • Outreach: prepare copy and images for Wave Hill's quarterly newsletter, for the website, blog and for social networking. Manage entry portal for application processes.  Conduct info sessions for application process.
    • Coordinate assignments for the curatorial fellow and interns.
    • Recruit and train interns and volunteers as needed.
    • Participate in institution-wide planning committees.
    • Represent Wave Hill on selection panels, portfolio reviews, etc., with other arts organizations.


  • At least six years' professional experience in a curatorial setting
  • MA in art history, arts administration or the equivalent
  • Excellent communication, writing and editorial skills
  • Experience working with emerging artists, museums and arts organizations.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Photoshop, databases
  • A valid driver’s license is preferred.

This position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. It is open immediately.


To Apply
Send a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to Curator of Visual Arts Search at  curatorsearch@wavehill.org, or send same to
Curator of Visual Arts
Wave Hill
675 West 252 Street
Bronx, NY  10471. 


No telephone calls, please.


October 16, 2017