Job Opportunity: Open Society Foundations Hiring Exhibition Coordinator

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Open Society Foundations are in need of an Exhibition Coordinator for their Documentary Photography Project, specifically the Moving Walls photography exhibition. This position is based in New York City with an immediate start date.

Details are below. To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter with salary requirements before September 6th, 2013 to Include job code in subject line: EC-DPP.

Exhibition Coordinator

Through exhibits and grant making, the Documentary Photography Project (DPP) explores how photography can shape public perception and effect positive social change. The Documentary Photography Project supports photographers whose work addresses social justice and human rights issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. The Exhibit Coordinator will support staff of Documentary Photography Project to develop and implement programs, specifically the Moving Walls photography exhibition. Primary responsibility will be Moving Walls, but position also includes some administrative support for DPP overall. Work is carried out independently/under general supervision.


  • Ideal candidates might include those familiar with exhibition production, installation, and shipping procedures (e.g., curatorial assistants, gallery/museum registrars, studio assistants/managers) who are interested in expanding their skills within a social justice organization.
  • Candidates must have either exhibition or photography experience (ideally both).
  • Superior project management skills, intelligent and analytic thinkers with superior writing skills and a passion for photography and human rights.

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About Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.