Program Manager - One Year Certificate program in Photography Curatorial Practices

International Center of Photography (ICP)

79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002




Jun 06, 2023

ICP is seeking a dynamic and energetic person to oversee the launch, recruiting and ongoing management of the new One Year Certificate program in Photography Curatorial Practices. The Program manager plays an essential role in maintaining the excellence of the program and working with the core curatorial leadership team to ensure the program meets the academic and enrollment goals, fulfills the mission, and provides successful outcomes for the students.

  • The manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of this unique program, maintaining well organized curricular offerings, and management of the programmatic track for each of the students.
  • This includes mentor and faculty recruitment, overseeing the student’s program of study, course scheduling, managing visiting curators and artists, assessment, community relations, development and budgetary oversight.
  • Recruitment of student candidates is a core responsibility through our alumni and external initiatives.
  • The manager will facilitate the logistics of students in the program working between the ICP school and museum, the off-site archive and work being done out in the community.
  • Working in a cultural center dedicated to photography the administrator will maximize and maintain successful integrated relationships and programming with the 3 institutional pillars of the school, collection and museum.
  • Paramount is the development of nimble strategies to support innovation in contemporary curatorial practices and to maintain a lively and inclusive program of study.


Preferred Educational Qualifications:

  • MFA in Photography or Studio Art or professional equivalent.
  • Advanced Degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Photography, Studio Art or professional equivalent.

Preferred Experience Qualifications:
* Three years’ museum experience in curatorial with a specialization in photography or equivalent in other art and commercial gallery contexts.
* Significant project management experience.
* Museum administration experience.
* A proven record in teaching
* A strong creative, professional, or research background, and experience in administrative leadership.

Additional Competency Requirement (Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
* Familiarity with current theories in museum education and contemporary curatorial practices
* Sound knowledge of art, art history, and photography - aesthetics, history, and craft
* Must be able to lead and support a diverse and dynamic faculty and student body
* Understanding of curriculum development
* A strong desire to make the rewards of artistic expression accessible to diverse audiences
* Must be a high energy, enthusiastic, and creative thinker
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong organization skills
* Ability to work collaboratively
* Ability to select and use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
* Ability to monitor and assess their own performance, the performance of other individuals, the performance of the program to make improvements or take corrective action.

* $68,000 to $74,000

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter via this link.

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