The Fowler Museum at UCLA 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, programs, and publications.
We seek a vibrant, visionary, and highly collaborative individual to serve as Curator of Public Programs. In partnership with the Director of Education and Interpretation and working across museum departments, 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 Curator of Public Programs supervises the Fowler Out Loud Coordinator and is the point of contact for the Fowler Student Council, a dynamic student-led initiative launched in January 2022.
The successful candidate will be an inspiring thinker dedicated to conceptualizing wide-ranging and innovative programs that interpret the Fowler Museum's collections and exhibitions. The successful candidate will be well-informed about the key issues for 21st-century museums with global collections and be conversant in digital modes of programming, as well as content delivery and social media platforms. Additionally, the Curator of Public Programs must be efficient and highly detail-oriented in order to produce events, manage their logistics, and partner with different stakeholders. A broad spectrum of impactful 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 strategize the Museum's outreach efforts for public programs.