Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs, Henry Art Gallery

ABOUT THE HENRY: The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, by Seattle entrepreneur Horace C. Henry, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized for its research and presentation of contemporary art. The mission of the Henry Art Gallery is to advance contemporary art, artists, and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects and the Reed Collection Study Center (RCSC), the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages. Core values include collaboration, diversity and inclusion, risk-taking, transparency, accountability, excellence, and service.


POSITION PURPOSE: The Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs is responsible for defining and leading the Henry’s program offerings for a wide spectrum of adult, teen, and family audiences. The position is responsible for creating a broad vision and framework for engaging all ages in learning, understanding and transformative experiences related to the Henry’s exhibitions and collections. The Associate Curator will build on and hone the current range of program offerings and forge the identity of the museum’s youth, family, and multi-generational programs through active collaboration with museum and university colleagues, as well as artists, creatives, and community partners. The Associate Curator is part of a non-hierarchical Curatorial Team and joins a majority of curatorial meetings to collectively brainstorm programmatic approaches to core ideas. The Associate Curator works closely with multiple departments to integrate learning and access considerations for varied and multi-generational audiences. She/he/they also oversee evaluation strategies across programming to ensure quality and relevancy. The Associate Curator reports to the John S. Behnke Director and supervises the Public and Youth Program Coordinator, interns, workstudy, and volunteers.


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