The Paul Robeson Galleries was founded in 1979 at the Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University – Newark. Named after one of the University’s most famous alumni, the galleries’ mission and programming embody Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism manifested through a network of exhibition spaces on campus, and extensive community outreach programs, education programs and an active public programs series including happenings, lectures, panels, symposia, readings, receptions, and performances.
In 2017 the PRG expanded and evolved with the founding of Express Newark. EN is a university–community collaborator in Newark’s historic Hahne & Company building housing a variety of arts studios and the Paul Robeson Galleries. A conceptual framework and an interdisciplinary learning space, Express Newark artists and community residents collaborate, experiment, and innovate in partnership with Rutgers University – Newark faculty, staff, and students with the goals of engaging in public work, creative practice, and democratic dialogue in order to promote positive transformation. The ideal candidate for the Associate Curator (Programs) position is someone who will appreciate the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, evolving and culturally relevant organization.
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking an Associate Curator (Programs) for the Express Newark. Reporting to the Director & Chief Curator of the EN/PRG. The Associate Curator (Programs) will work on all aspects of the conceptualization, implementation, evaluation and coordination of education and public programs for EN and the PRG. The ACP should be aware of key arts education programs and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels, and should be knowledgeable about broader arts, cultural, and education policy, research, and practice. The ACP will understand how to articulate the benefits of arts education to diverse audiences, and develop relevant programming. The duties includes but not limited to;
– Responsible for all aspects of EN/PRG education and public programs.
– Works closely with the Director & Chief Curator and EN Senior Leadership to support the development of marketing and communication for fundraising efforts.
– Manages the daily operations of all programs for the EN/PRG, including event calendar and is responsible for communicating about programs.
– Manages and coordinates day-to-day facilities issues/concerns of workshops and studios in addition to event planning for programs.
– Assists with collection management under the leadership of the Director & Chief Curator and EN leadership.