Mumbai Art Room is seeking a full-time director to begin January 1, 2015.
The Mumbai Art Room promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art, design, and visual culture in India; stimulates discourse and dialogue on these subjects; and serves as a new model for a not-for-profit arts organization. Mumbai Art Room exhibits work from India and foreign countries. Founded in 2011, it provides an alternative platform for artistic and curatorial practice, a program that is experimental, educational, and as accessible as possible to all audiences. Working out of a storefront space centrally located in the arts district of Colaba, Mumbai Art Room is a non-commercial and non-profit organization, registered officially as the Contemporary Arts Trust. To see prior programming, visit mumbaiartroom.org
The Director will oversee all operations of this NGO, a non-profit arts institution, working with a Board of Trustees. The Director provides vision for the institutional direction, develops new agendas, oversees the long-term program planning and management of the institution, including curatorial programming, exhibitions, lectures, education programming, and working on fundraising strategy and implementation in collaboration with the Board. The Director oversees one full-time gallery attendant, manages all finances with a bookkeeper, and generates communications for the website/blog and email announcements. The Director manages the annual budget, seeks publicity, plans events, and hires ad-hoc assistants for installation as needed. The Director reports to the Board, which meets twice a year. Current Director Zasha Colah, who will have directed the organization for over one year, will remain on the Board and assist with the Director search.
The ideal candidate must live in Mumbai, or be willing to relocate to Mumbai by January 2015. He or she will be a motivated, highly organized individual with vision and energy, who has deep knowledge of local and international contemporary art developments, who enjoys a great deal of autonomy and wants to work with artists, curators, and the public on contemporary arts programming. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and speaking skills, the ability to work in an open, effective and timely manner with all stakeholders in the organization. Salary to be discussed with qualified candidates.
Applicants please apply electronically, by email only. Please submit a resume or CV, one attached short writing sample (document, pdf or scan, can be an excerpt), and three references with contact information, by 15 October 2014, to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please.