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Job: Curator, Art on the Underground

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, June 28. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Art on the Underground provides a world-class programme of contemporary art that enriches the Tube environment and our customers’ journey experience; and continues the long-standing tradition that excellent art and design is at the core of London Underground's identity and services.

The role

This is an opportunity for a dynamic curator to join the team to devise and produce high quality commissions and exhibitions. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of the contemporary programme and its online presence. You will implement planned projects and devise and deliver new projects and liaise with stakeholders to ensure strategic objectives are met. You will be the main point of contact between the London Underground, Transport for London and artistic collaborators.

What you’ll need

You will have excellent curatorial and project management skills, a proven track record of delivering exhibitions and installations by high calibre artists to a range of audiences and a specific interest in a non-gallery context. You will have an excellent understanding of contemporary artistic practice, good contacts and excellent negotiations skills. You will need to budget realistically, fundraise where necessary, and write lively customer –focused copy for all publicity. Experience of managing and liaising with relevant agencies and senior management will be crucial. You will be a team player that inspires those around you.

Excellent benefits include:

- 29 days’ annual holiday plus public and bank holidays
- Final salary pension
- Free Tube travel and travel concessions including discounted Eurostar travel
- Performance Award
- Health club and gym discounts
- Private medical insurance

Please apply at quoting reference TfL11414 in the keyword search.

Closing date: 16th July 2010

We want to be as diverse as the city we represent and welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
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  1. Why does this package include private healthcare? The state should be supporting NHS provision, not undermining it by funding unsustainable alternatives that divert resources from caring for the many. This disgusts me.
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  2. I too was bemused by the benefits package that comes wit this job especially the 'Free Tube travel and travel concessions including discounted Eurostar travel' does this mean that Eurostar will soon be available on a one day zone 6 travelcard? They also don't clarify if you get some of those natty underground branded Dr marten shoes or the underground buckle belt.
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