The organization seeks a visionary to provide leadership and creative direction for the visual arts at Hi-ARTS. The Curator of Visual Arts will articulate, execute and implement a concise vision that builds on the current work and historical trajectory of Hi-ARTS while expanding hip-hop and urban aesthetics. The curator must be able to think creatively around what forms the next iterations of urban art and hip-hop look will take.  In doing so, the Curator of Visual Arts works in consultation with the Executive Director and Curator of Performance.


  • Shape, articulate, and implement the organization’s aesthetic and creative vision in regard to the visual arts

  • Curate and install exhibitions

  • Develop humanities programs in diverse spaces

  • Represent the organization's artistic vision through speaking opportunities, public and private convenings, and select fundraising functions

  • Facilitate collaborative relationships with community members and organizations, cultural institutions, universities, and museums

  •  Work closely with Executive Director around marketing efforts

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • BA, MA, or MFA in a related field

  • Deep knowledge and experience working in the field and aesthetic of urban arts, hip-hop, and contemporary art

  • Ability to think in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative way

  • Clear understanding and grasp of past, current and emerging trends in visual arts

  • Engaged work around social justice, equity, and access to the arts

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; writing, presentation and public speaking skills

  • Ability to creatively and strategically manage time in a fast paced environment

  • Track record of raising funds at the local, state, and federal level

  • Ability to think and frame work in an entrepreneurial context

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with “Curator of Visual Arts” in subject line to: jobs@hi-artsnyc.org