Video Data Bank
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO is seeking a qualified candidate who will establish all policies and long range planning for the VDB. Determines the future direction of the organization: number and type of staff, allocation of funds for staff and resources, development of the collection, marketing and promotional plans, sales and rentals income, artists' royalties and preservation of the archive. Develops special projects to further the goals of the VDB. Oversees and is responsible for all fiscal responsibilities of the VDB, including writing and reporting on grants, developing new methodologies for increasing earned income and seeking new funding opportunities. Participates in conferences, panels and festivals within the national and international media arts community.
A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE a Master of Arts degree in a related subject and/or minimum five years equivalent experience in a related field. Must possess a minimum five years experience in international video art markets and distribution strategies. Proven track record of leadership within the international media arts field, including strong motivational and team building skills. Proven experience of financial management and budgeting, including fundraising. Experience with strategic planning and successful program development. Staff management experience, including the development of effective communications and a collaborative work environment. Knowledge of the history of video art and media studies. Experience in curatorial practice in video art. Working knowledge of video art preservation. Experience managing technology and working with online communications. Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage simultaneous priorities under pressure. Marketing experience, computer literacy, and communication skills a must.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, Employment Services MC/563, Chicago, IL 60603. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 312-857-0141.
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