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Job: Curator, Open Eye Gallery

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, June 26. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

About us
Founded in 1977, Open Eye Gallery is one of the UK’s leading spaces for photography. Following a period of closure we’re preparing to reopen early next year in new premises on Liverpool’s historic waterfront. As well as larger galleries for our cutting-edge exhibitions, we’ll have expanded engagement programmes and a dedicated space for displays from our print collection. We’re raising our ambition on every level, to share what we do with more people and to make a much bigger impact - locally, nationally and internationally.

About the role
Working closely with the Director, you will research, develop and deliver the gallery’s ambitious programme of exhibitions, commissions and public events. You will be responsible for managing the gallery spaces and print collection. As a key member of a small, senior team you’ll make a big contribution to our new strategic and creative vision. Responsibilities include fundraising and budget management, evaluation, writing and editing texts, managing exhibition installations. Salary range £23-27K, Full time, with 25 days annual leave and pension benefits.

About you
You will have substantial experience of organising exhibitions and events in a visual arts context. You will have extensive, demonstrable knowledge of contemporary photography and visual arts. You will have strong management skills and will inspire confidence and respect in colleagues at all levels. You’ll be dynamic, practical and prepared to lead from the front. You’ll have outstanding communication and negotiation skills. You’ll be a team player and a creative, collaborative worker; you’ll be tuned in to the big picture as well as the fine detail.

For further information and to download an application pack, visit our website

For further information please contact Gallery Director Patrick Henry patrick -at-

Our jobs are open to all.

Closing date: Monday 19 July 2010.

Interview date: Thursday 5 August 2010.

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