February 3, 2017

Chicago Collections Seeks
Guest Curator Applications

Project and Position Overview

Chicago Collections is seeking Guest Curator applications for the organization’s digital exhibition to be launched in the late summer/early fall of 2018 that looks at Chicago’s long tradition of social and cultural change and protest from the 19th century to the 21st century. Tentatively titled “The Long Tale of Protest: Chicagoans Raise Their Voices,” this exhibition aims to tell the stories of individual Chicagoans who advocated, protested, resisted, or simply lived through events that convulsed and transformed the city. Selections will be guided by their contribution to presenting the causes and issues surrounding these episodes of unrest and their enduring social, cultural, and economic change; the exhibition must include unexpected and unknown voices to tell the stories of everyday lives during periods of upheaval. Utilizing materials from Chicago Collections member archives, the years of coverage are flexible, and would depend upon curatorial interpretation, though the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Chicago DNC is expected to be included.

This is a part-time contractual position reporting to the Executive Director/Board of Directors beginning this spring. Click here for the complete position description and for details on submitting an application.