The steering committee of “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology,” a project of the Vermont Curators Group, along with project fiscal agent Catamount Arts, is seeking a Project Manager. In consultation with the committee and representatives of participating institutions, the Project Manager will be responsible for carrying out essential preparation and tasks for the 2020 Vision project, including but not limited to:
- Outreach to potential institutional participants and solicitation of pledges
- Budget development and management
- Development and implementation of a marketing plan
- Development and implementation of a fundraising plan
- Participation in meetings of committees as necessary
- Development of marketing materials for print and web
- Promotion of the project to the media
- Development and implementation of an active social media campaign
- With a programming committee, planning and coordination of project-wide events such as keynote lectures
Work will take place starting in early 2019 and will continue throughout the 2020 calendar year.
I. Background: The Vermont Curators Group was founded in 2016 by Fleming Museum of Art curator Andrea Rosen to bring curators from across the state together to connect and collaborate. “2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology” is a statewide exhibition initiative resulting from those conversations. Throughout the calendar year 2020, participating exhibiting institutions in Vermont--a diverse group that includes museums, galleries, and art centers, specializing in art, history, science, and culture--will mount exhibitions around the theme. The theme offers a broad range of ideas and options, allowing each institution to interpret the theme in an exhibition specific and appropriate to their mission, collection, and exhibiting priorities.
Participating institutions are asked to pay a fee on a self-determined sliding scale from $250 to $2500. Institutions paying the maximum participation fee earn “sponsorship” status, with this tier highlighted in promotional materials. Funds raised through participation fees and other fundraising efforts will support the salary of the Project Manager and project-wide promotional efforts and events.
II. Qualifications: The successful candidate for Project Manager will have experience in:
- Project management, with priority given to those with experience coordinating communication among many stakeholders
- Budget management
- Soliciting diverse project stakeholders, e.g. project participants, in-kind sponsors/vendors, or fiscal sponsors
- Navigating public-private partnerships
- Public relations and marketing
- Graphic design
- Web design
- Social media marketing
This is a part-time salaried position, at the rate of $800 a month, with the understanding that the Project Manager will work a varying degree of hours depending on the needs of the project at any given time; we are estimating an average of 10 hours a week, or 40 hours a month. The Project Manager will start work in March or April 2019, depending on the needs of the project.
III. To apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to VermontCuratorsGroup@gmail.com by January 30th, 2019.
In your cover letter, please address the following in detail:
- Examples of your project management experience, particularly projects whose complexities mirror those of the 2020 Vision project
- Strategies you would use to carry out the tasks required for the 2020 Vision project, such as soliciting participants and sponsors, and developing and carrying out a marketing plan
- Any other skills you possess relevant to this project
Finalists will be contacted by the steering committee to arrange a follow-up interview, and may be asked to share additional materials.