Curators are a mix of community organizer, gallery manager, and multidisciplinary technologist. They organize and program content and conversations both from and for their communities. They are the first face visitors encounter when they arrive at a Portal and often provide language interpretation.
Curators manage a Portal’s day-to-day operations and activities and serve as a bridge between the Portal and the host community. Curators are also trained to operate and troubleshoot the Portal technology and are a general go-to resource for Portal visitors and participants.
During a connection, Curators will serve as facilitators, and will step in to provide a prompt or facilitate the conversation. When not at the Portal, Curators work with Shared Studios’ programming team, the 30+ other Portal Curators across our global network, and local student groups and faculty members to organize specific dialogues or activities to take place in the Portal. Portals work best when programming is locally driven and developed.