Program Coordinator (Curatorial)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Coordinator (Curatorial)
Department Ctr for Creative Photography (2538)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The UA Center for Creative Photography seeks a Program Coordinator to support curatorial functions and coordinate exhibitions including acquisitions, exhibitions, outreach and publications. This position has a particular emphasis on developing and realizing exhibitions for the CCP’s exhibition program, including traveling exhibitions, incoming loans, and exhibitions by guest curators.

The University of Arizona’s (UA) Center for Creative Photography (CCP) is the premier research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence. CCP’s collections include some of the most recognizable names in 20th century North American photography: Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, W. Eugene Smith, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand.

CCP is one of three University arts and cultural institutions that report to the office of Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) as part of the UA interdisciplinary arts, culture and society academic enterprise. Under RDI leadership, the museums work in coordination with academic programs to leverage their intellectual resources and strengthen UA’s position by advancing collaborative research, scholarship, and engagement at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Creates schedules and calendars for exhibition-related work to manage the intellectual flow within the curatorial department.
• Oversees exhibition budgets.
• Collaborates with Curatorial, Conservation, and Registration departments in collection use.
• Interfaces with External Relations, conveying content and updates and maintaining the institutional exhibitions calendar and descriptions.
• Collaborates across CCP departments with regard to program and budget planning.
• Supervises curatorial support staff and interns.
• Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Excellent communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, accurate and precise.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with staff members in multiple departments to complete projects or programs on time.

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the ABOR minimum qualifications below:
• Project management related experience.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of the history of photography.
• Knowledge of budgeting principles, including experience with budgeting.
• Experience with creating timelines, managing a schedule and meeting deadlines.
• Experience with publications workflow and project management.
• Supervisory skills.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24229
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Rebecca Senf
senfr@ccp.arizona.edu
520-307-4295

Open Date 11/08/2017
Review Start Date 01/18/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23115
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents