Reporting to the Director of the Hunter College Art Galleries , the Gallery Curator will manage exhibitions and programs and administer the day-to-day facilities operations of two galleries (The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter’s main campus and the 205 Hudson Gallery in the MFA facility in Tribeca), and help oversee the exhibitions and programs at Hunter East Harlem Gallery at the Silberman School of Social Work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising all exhibitions presented by the Hunter College Art Galleries (HCAG).
  • Hiring and supervising part time staff.
  • Assisting the Director with developing and monitoring annual budgets for the HCAG.
  • Supervising and providing direction for exhibitions organized by guest curators.
  • Fielding initial proposals and working with artists and scholars to develop future projects.
  • Recruiting faculty and alumni of the MFA and MA programs to propose exhibitions and working with them to modify exhibition ideas.
  • Setting exhibition schedule with staff.
  • Curating exhibitions and producing a catalogue in connection with the exhibition.
  • Editing most catalogue material, exhibition didactics and press releases drafted by guest curators.
  • Supervising invitation and catalogue design and production.
  • Hiring and instructing graphic designers for all printed materials.
  • Editing grant applications for financial support of exhibitions.
  • Working with guest curators on targeted mailings to press and critics.
  • Coordinating with faculty and graduating BFA and MFA students in connection with the semiannual thesis exhibitions.
  • Providing input for guest curators and the Department of Art in the organization of public programs, lectures, and symposia in conjunction with exhibitions.
  • In conjunction with the Gallery Director, supervising Hunter College collection including reviewing potential donations, as well as rotating and maintaining collection on view throughout the college and conducting periodic evaluations of collection.


Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required.  The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Art History , Museum Studies, Studio Art or related field and previous curatorial and/or administrative experience in a college or university gallery or museum.


Salary commensurate with education and experience. Range:$62,411 to $89,928 (Annual)

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 28185

Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts;. New users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include:

  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred


The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on April 22, 2024. The search will remain open, and screening and review of applications will be ongoing– until the position is filled. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position(s) remain open after initial round.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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