Apr 3, 2023


Los Angeles, CA

LAND seeks a dynamic, community-oriented curator who will be responsible for the research, development, production and presentation of LAND projects.

The ideal candidate will have a specific interest in working in the public realm and site-responsive projects with a particular sensitivity to communities and place. The role also requires the individual to be proactive in building ongoing relationships with artists, curators, supporters, and the greater LAND community. Curator will play a key role in working collaboratively with the LAND team in developing and stewarding LAND’s programmatic vision across projects of varying scales and durations, including a robust annual calendar of programming. Curator will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the LAND team and board of directors.

Duties and Responsibilities as Curator at LAND include:


Perform in-depth research for exhibitions, artists, sites, publications, and proposals
Arrange studio visits and site visits
Work creatively and collaboratively with artists and negotiate various complexities of working in a variety of non traditional sites
Spearhead planning and production elements of exhibitions and programs, including communication with artists and vendors from conception to completion of projects ranging from one day programs to ongoing collaborations over multiple years
Support Executive Director (ED) and Associate Director (AD) in the development and management of exhibition and program budgets, schedules and timelines
Conduct venue research and work with ED and AD in developing venue contracts for projects
Facilitate and strengthen collaborations with site partners within Los Angeles and elsewhere
Engage a diverse array of audiences and stakeholders, internally and externally, across multiple platforms while cultivating and maintaining relationships with artists, LAND members, LAND Board, Advisors, press and other community members
Contribute to LAND’s ongoing curatorial vision and mission evaluation
Manage preparation of proposals, meeting summaries, checklists, didactic texts, and other exhibition and programming elements and materials
Support in composing project language for press releases, e-blasts, marketing descriptions, artist biographies, etc.
Support in copy-editing and proofreading LAND’s internal and external communications where needed

Grants and Funding

Support ED and AD with grant writing, funding proposals, and overall grants management
Supporting in researching potential funding sources
Proactively develop individual relationships and cultivation opportunities

Administrative and Operations

Assist in the maintenance of administrative and project management databases
Work collaboratively with LAND team including board members, staff, contractors, project partners, interns and volunteers
Assist in day-to-day administrative tasks as needed within the LAND HQ, which may include answering unsolicited submissions, responding to general email inquiries, updating LAND’s website, as needed
Occasionally assisting in art handling (including packing, moving, organizing, and installing artwork)
Collaborate with LAND team and be present at all LAND events, openings, and various other occasions

Requirements and Qualifications

BA or MA degree or equivalent curatorial experience, ideally at least 5 years working in similar capacity
Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
Ability to work in person at LAND HQ in Los Angeles, CA (currently working remotely 2 days/week and together in person Tuesday-Thursday)
Experience with project management tools and production at various scales and timelines with multiple stakeholders
Interest in working within a highly collaborative team environment; working in an open space
Openness to work nomadically and flexibly (meetings across the city, some travel opportunities)
Interested, inspired by and dedicated to conceptualizing how unique artist projects outside of traditional spaces can come to fruition and open to problem solving alongside artists, studios, and the LAND team
Fluent in best practices around accessibility and interpretation of public art to different audiences
Sensitivity to working within diverse communities and contexts
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, GSuite
Knowledge of Airtable or any type of database a plus
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills

Applicants can submit here by 4/30/23.