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Job Posting - Director of Artist Portfolio Management/Growth


About Us

At Curina, we are making art ownership easy and transparent through our art rental / rent-to-own service.   Our platform fosters next-generation art collectors and celebrates next-generation artists. The art scene has traditionally been seen as exclusive, intimidating and unwelcoming especially for those who are considering buying art for the first time, and we exist to break down those barriers and make art accessible for all. We are passionate about discovering, representing and empowering talented artists and connecting them to potential collectors (for both individual and business collectors). Curina currently has the largest portfolio for rental subscription with our partnership with art galleries and independent artists in New York. 

Curina has raised $1M to date from renowned angel investors and enterprises. Curina was featured in WWD, House Beautiful, and Elle USA


About The Role

As Curina enters its next phase of growth, we are looking for a Director of Artist Portfolio Management/Growth curator who can drive the growth of the artist/art portfolio. This is an opportunity to directly work with and report to the CEO and engage firsthand with the growth stages of a company.

You will be part of our journey in redefining art ownership and creating a cultural movement - posing questions to the norms long accepted in the art world and exploring the potential and business opportunity of art. If you get excited reading this job posting, then we strongly encourage you to apply.


What You’ll Do
- Artist/Gallery Acquisition
Develop and execute strategic plans to research and recruit talented artists in the US
Increase our offerings by 5-10x over the next 18-24 months

- Curation
Create concepts for virtual (potentially in-person) exhibitions and curated collections
Provide curation consultation to private and commercial clients
Manage inventory and keep Curina's online collection updated

- Artist Relations/Communication
Build and maintain strong relationship/communication with Curina artists
Create and share resources to help artists with promotion, branding, etc. 

- Content Production
Develop original content on Curina artists and critical topics in the contemporary art world that can further our role as an avenue of mutual creative conversation
Customize and publish the content in the form of articles, newsletters, and posts on various social media channels

 

What We Value

  • (Preferred but not required) 4 year degree in art history, visual arts, or other humanities
  • Experience of first hand engagement with the New York art scene, especially artist residencies, galleries, and events
  • Strategic mindset and logical thinking skill to devise plans to acquire artists/galleries
  • Strong writing skills that balance academic insight and accessible storytelling
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed in your work to achieve goals 
  • Ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate
  • Innovatively creative in devising solutions with limited resources and time to get. things. done.
  • Quick learner to take up the necessary skills and knowledge, and to learn from mistakes/failures
  • Passion about art, culture, technology, and startups
  • Sense of humor! Staying positive, bringing in energy, and having fun!

 

Commitment

Time commitment: minimum 3 days per week, for 12 months
Compensation: paid, salary to be discussed at interview

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