Jobs & Internships

Curator of Exhibitions

The American Federation of Arts seeks a Curator of Exhibitions to work as part of a dynamic team to develop a growing number of the AFA’s vibrant and diverse exhibitions. The Curator will initiate and manage traveling exhibitions of a wide range of media, genres, and historical periods, partnering with distinguished national and international institutions and leading scholars in the field.

This key position functions primarily as project manager, though there are opportunities to curate and tour one’s own exhibitions. Responsibilities include managing and overseeing all aspects of traveling exhibitions, including working with guest curators on exhibition checklists and securing loans, managing complex timelines and budgets, marketing of exhibitions to museum venues, and collaborating with museum professionals on installation plans, didactic texts and related exhibition programming. Reporting directly to the Director of Exhibitions, the Curator also liaises with other departments internally including Publications, Fundraising, Special Events and Finance on various aspects of each project.


M.A. or above in art history or related field with at least five years in an art museum or other art-related environment and demonstrated experience in organizing complex exhibitions required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a results oriented manner critical.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and résumé to:
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Manager of Communications and Marketing

The American Federation of Arts seeks a Manager of Communications and Marketing to work as part of a dynamic team to help bring greater public awareness to a growing number of the AFA’s vibrant and diverse exhibitions. The Manager will oversee the AFA’s website, social media platforms, press relations, and work closely with our museum partners to assist in promoting their presentations of AFA exhibitions.

The Manager of Communications and Marketing is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communications strategies in consultation with senior management. This dynamic individual will also write effective press releases and coordinate press statements and maintain and grow press database; oversee social media platforms and develop strategy to increase traffic in those arenas; develop content for and write quarterly e-news; design digital announcements for events and programs; update current and develop new content for website; and work closely with museum partners on photo reproduction rights and marketing materials; He/she will also be responsible for press outreach for AFA’s events and programs.


The qualified applicant will have 5+ years’ experience in marketing/public relations/communications in the nonprofit sector, preferably in an art museum; proficiency in MS Office and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, InDesign, and Photoshop). Graduate degree in Art History preferred.  Must have superb written, interpersonal, and organizational skills along with an ability to take initiative and to think creatively, and a proven ability to work effectively as part of an energetic team as well as cross-departmentally.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, résumé, and press writing sample to:
Deadline: June 4, 2018

The American Federation of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The AFA does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.