Job opportunity: Curator (part time)

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.


Manages, promotes and maintains the college art gallery and permanent art collection.  The position provides vision and direction in creating a stimulating visual arts culture in a thriving, diverse, urban community college.

 Plans and organizes exhibitions. Responsible for the college’s entire art collection. Mounts exhibitions in the President’s gallery. Determines the layout of pieces throughout the college’s art gallery.  Develops and maintains a vital relationship between the gallery/permanent art collection and the college community, including accepting and reviewing materials of potential exhibitors.

 Develops and maintains a regular process for marketing exhibits, including publicity material and updating gallery web page and an institutional process for the display of artwork, including requests from various departments.  Maintains vendor relationships as appropriate (e.g. framing).  Answers all inquiries regarding the gallery and permanent art collection.  Oversees placement, cataloging and hanging of artwork throughout the college.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.  


Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or Art Administration and 1-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.  Practical experience in designing, marketing and mounting exhibit in context of contemporary art.

Familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Must have a strong understanding of the role of an art gallery in an academic setting. Must have excellent communication skills.

How to Apply 

For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!

Location: Harold Washington College
Employee Type: Part Time Staff
Department: Art and Architecture
Union Status: Non-Union
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: $20 - $30 per hour
Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Closing Date: Sunday, June 09, 2013