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Help Wanted: Phoenix New Times Freelance Visual Arts Critic

Phoenix New Times has an immediate opening for a freelance visual arts critic.

We are looking for someone who knows about art -- but as an observer of the metro Phoenix arts scene, rather than a part of it.

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New Times' lead art critic will review all sorts of shows, at venues ranging from the city's largest museums to the smallest galleries and pop-ups. We want someone who does his/her homework, with a knowledge of art that backs up strong opinions and the curiousity and work ethic required to track down the most interesting shows.

There will also be opportunities to write for the paper's award-winning culture blog, Jackalope Ranch.

Interested? Send a cover letter, resume and links to three examples of your published writing to [email protected] Please, no phone calls.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at