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Job: Curator, Frieze Foundation

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, June 15. 2009 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Frieze Foundation is looking for an experienced curator for Frieze Projects, Frieze Film and The Cartier Award.

Since the inaugural Frieze Art Fair in 2003, Frieze Foundation has pursued an ambitious curatorial programme, inviting artists to respond specifically to the fair context. Frieze Projects, the critically acclaimed programme of artists commissions, has realised 56 new works by established and emerging artists from around the world, including Ceal Floyer, Jeppe Hein, Mike Nelson, Paola Pivi, Richard Prince, Martha Rosler and Mario Garcia Torres.

Job title: Curator, Frieze Foundation
Requirement: Part time, initially for one year, from 1 November 2009. Based in London.
Salary: Dependent on role and experience.

The job requires:
• An understanding of the complexities of commissioning and producing site-specific projects;
• An understanding of the opportunities and parameters the Fair context provides;
• The ability to commission a relevant programme of artists’ projects and to manage that process from start to finish;
• An informed perspective and strong network of relationships with both emerging and established artists and the curatorial field worldwide;
• A strong track-record in critical writing and editorial skills;
• The ability to work with the existing Foundation team and Frieze Art Fair staff;
• The initiation and maintenance of ongoing relationships with a range of collaborating institutions, public funding bodies and corporate sponsors;
• The skill to support applications for major funding grants;
• The ability to work to deadlines and within budgets.

Interviews will be held in London.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected], putting ‘Curator’ in the subject field.
Deadline: 24 July 2009

For further information on Frieze Projects please visit
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