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Opportunity: China-UK Curatorial Tour

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, May 29. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

As part of the China-UK: Connections through Culture programme the Architecture, Design, Fashion team at the British Council are running a ten-day study tour for curators to China which will take place in October 2010 and the British Council is looking to recruit delegates. This study tour will include museums, galleries and festivals with current design programmes as well as organisations that are seeking to develop their programme in design (including architecture, fashion, graphics, product, furniture, digital). All organisations are interested in collaboration and partnership with UK curators and organisations.

For further information please contact Evonne Mackenzie on 0207 389 3152 or Evonne.mackenzie -at-

Please note that the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 25 June 2010.

Evonne Mackenzie, Project Manager, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Arts Group, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN
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Job: Assistant Curator, Tate Britain

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, May 29. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The aim of Tate is to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of British art from the 16th century to the present day, and of international modern and contemporary art.

Tate Britain’s Curatorial Department is responsible for building Tate’s British Collections and developing an exemplary programme of changing displays and exhibitions which embodies Tate Britain’s role as the world centre for British art from 1500 to the present day.

With proven work experience in a relevant field, a degree in a relevant subject and a broad knowledge of nineteenth, twentieth century and contemporary art, this is an excellent opportunity for you to join us in contributing to the management of exhibitions and displays projects.

As Assistant Curator your main responsibility will be to co-ordinate the delivery of major exhibitions and displays at Tate Britain, using your excellent administrative and organisational skills to communicate effectively between departments ensuring projects are delivered successfully, on time and to budget. As well as managing loan requests and providing research for the larger exhibitions, your role will be to maintain documentation and administration, liaising between many different colleagues and contractors. Your ability to build effective working relationships will make you a valuable team member.

Contact details/How to apply:

For further information and to download an application pack, please visit Closing date: 28 June 2010.
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Job: Executive Director, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, May 27. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Board of Directors of the Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking an Executive Director to lead and manage the internationally acclaimed, Vancouver based, Contemporary Art Gallery. The new Executive Director will steer the Gallery into the next phase of its now-40-year history of engagement with international and local art practices and communities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for setting the overall artistic vision for the Gallery; for guiding and implementing its strategic plans; for representing the Gallery to the public, funders and other stakeholders; and for planning and overseeing the Gallery's operations, which are currently executed by a team of 7 employees.

Housed in a street-level, purpose-built facility and uniquely positioned as the only independent public art gallery in downtown Vancouver, the Contemporary Art Gallery strives to be deeply connected to its place and time while delivering programs that explore the fluid transformations of artistic practices as they are shaped by social forces. The ideal candidate will have an inspiring curatorial vision that fosters connections with international and diverse local communities. S/he will equally be capable of strategically orienting the Gallery's approach to ongoing fundraising needs, as well as managing the Gallery's outreach and operational requirements.

For more information and to receive a Candidate Briefing document by email, please contact resumes -at- Information about the Gallery is also available at Review of applications will begin on Monday, 31 May 2010
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Job: Curator, Cambridge Galleries

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, May 8. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Cambridge Galleries seek a dynamic individual to join their team as Curator for an ongoing program of exhibitions in two gallery spaces within the City of Cambridge: at the main gallery, 1 North Square, and their Preston gallery, 432 King Street East.

Reporting to the Director, this curatorial position is responsible for the production of exhibitions from concept through to realization, including research, planning, organization, set-up coordination and interpretation; budget preparation and management.

The Curator must be familiar with local, provincial and national visual arts communities; have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team oriented environment. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of the theoretical, historical and intellectual contexts of contemporary art practices and an ability to communicate this knowledge to both specialized and general audiences.

Applicants require a fine art degree and 3 to 5 years experience in a public art gallery, preferably in contemporary curatorial work.

Mary Misner, Director
Cambridge Galleries
1 North Square
Cambridge ON N1S 2K6

Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae by May 25, 2010.

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