- Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, English, cultural studies or a related field.
- Impeccable writing and editing skills; editorial experience observing Chicago style rules preferred; knowledge of Association of Art Editors and College Art Association style guides a plus.
- Solid art historical research skills.
- Experience working in the curatorial or publications department at an art museum ideal but not required.
- Broad knowledge of, or keen interest in, contemporary art.
- Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills in interfacing and corresponding with colleagues within the organization as well as with artists and external project stakeholders.
- Ability to meet deadlines and manage shifting priorities.
- Discretion in confidential matters.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, required.
- Experience with Filemaker Pro preferred.
- Knowledge of SketchUp a plus.
- Occasional evening and weekend work required.
- Excellent benefits package includes healthcare, dental, vision, and a 403b matching plan.
- Professional development opportunities as available.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.
Other requirements and working conditions
- Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity, and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is a non-collecting, multidisciplinary art center that features innovative work by living artists. Programming includes three major components: 1) a varied exhibition schedule in the galleries and in our public art space, Campbell Art Park; 2) a robust educational program for all ages, with classes and studio space for weaving, ceramics, photography, painting, printmaking, digital media, wood and metal sculptures; 3) performances, screenings and events, both produced by Oklahoma Contemporary and in partnership with other organizations. Oklahoma Contemporary aims for inclusivity in its programming and outreach.
About Oklahoma City
In the middle of its third decade of an enormously successful urban renewal plan, Oklahoma City is in a period of exciting growth. This growth has spurred developments in the city’s recreation and nightlife, with the construction of new parks, bike trails, restaurants, breweries, and bars. In the urban core, commercial centers have been developed, revitalizing residential neighborhoods with charming historic houses (though the housing remains some of the most affordable in the nation). The construction of Oklahoma Contemporary’s new building represents a significant commitment on the part of the city and its inhabitants to a new era in contemporary culture.