Jobs At OMA

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OMA West Exhibitions Coordinator

Oceanside Museum of Art is looking for a creative individual to contract with the museum as the Exhibitions Coordinator for OMA’s newest annex gallery, OMA West At The Seabird. The position will be contracted on a yearly basis to produce three exhibitions annually in the 70 linear foot gallery space located at The Seabird Resort in downtown Oceanside. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, creative individual with a strong connection to the Southern California arts community (San Diego region focus a plus). They will be able to demonstrate previous curatorial projects and experience organizing artistic displays and exhibitions appropriate for all ages. Exhibitions will frequently be coordinated with programming taking place concurrently at OMA or predetermined by OMA, therefore strong forward planning skills and creative approaches to making community connections are required.

Qualifications

Previous experience: Ideally three (3) years in a gallery management or contemporary art related position. Candidates will be able to demonstrate significant understanding of and experience with project planning and management from concept to execution.

Required Skills and Experience: Microsoft Office, highly developed organizational skills, budgeting, and knowledge of and interest in the contemporary Southern California art scene. Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) preferred.

Strengths: Outgoing, friendly, and enjoys working independently as well as collaboratively. Ability to be proactive, use independent judgment, and take initiative is critical. The individual will be able to communicate clearly and consistently, both verbally and in writing.

Duties

This position will report to the Director of Exhibitions and Collections and may work peripherally with the Executive Director and Director of Education and Public Programs.

  • Propose thematic shows, draft open calls for proposals, vet submissions
  • Source artist/s or engage external curators as needed. Artist curated shows may also be considered. Curators will receive an additional stipend and may undertake the following: Propose exhibition concept, artist(s) selection, artwork selection, and exhibition layout.
  • Manage timeline and production schedule
  • Act as artist/curator liaison in regards to contracts, checklist, digital asset management, intake and return of art, and preparing a price list if applicable.
  • Coordinate with hotel management staff and OMA regarding timeline, installation, signage/interpretation, promotion, reception (if one will be held), and any other operational needs and community outreach events
  • Organize the exhibition layout and oversee installation
  • Collateral: Provide copy for exhibition title, interpretive panel text, artwork labels, and artists bios
  • With support from OMA Director of Exhibitions and Collections, oversee/arrange production of collateral: Title vinyl, interpretive panel printing, and artwork label production

Job Type: Contracted position

Contracted fee: $1000 per exhibition

Job location and schedule: Primarily performed remotely with occasional meetings at OMA. Hours and schedule is flexible. Attendance at evening exhibition receptions is required up to three times a year (if receptions are held).

Required education: Bachelor’s Degree

Send your resume and CV to Katie Dolgov katie@oma-online.org by Sunday, December 5.

About OMA:

Since 1997 OMA has served as an anchor and catalyst for change in North County San Diego by serving as the premier art venue along the cultural corridor between Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana.  OMA's exhibitions showcase artists’ works, presenting innovative and dynamic exhibitions of significant local and regional art as well as exhibitions of national and international interest. The museum’s galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, surprising visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new installation.

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054

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PHONE

(760) 435-3720

EMAIL

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