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Job: Assistant Curator at Tate Modern

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, January 13. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Job Title: Assistant Curator
Organisation: Tate
Salary: £21,000 p.a.
Type: Full-Time Position; Contract: up to 12 months (Two posts are available, one permanent and one temporary to cover maternity leave.)
Location: London, England
Closing Date: Friday, January 19th, 2007

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your proven experience and broad knowledge of twentieth century and contemporary art to join us and contribute to keeping our exhibitions & displays as fresh and exciting as possible.

Tate’s mission is to increase the public’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of art, by displaying a collection of some of the best modern and contemporary art the world has to offer. Since its opening in 2000, Tate Modern’s programme of major temporary exhibitions, collection displays commissions and projects has developed in diversity, scope and profile.

Required Skills:
With proven experience in a relevant field, a degree in a relevant subject and a broad knowledge of twentieth century and contemporary art (and ideally an MA) this is an excellent opportunity for you to join us in contributing to the development organisation, and management of exhibitions and displays projects.

As either a permanent member of our team, or as our temporary Assistant Curator (for maternity cover), your main responsibility will be to co-ordinate the delivery of these displays and exhibitions, using your outstanding administrative and organisational skills to communicate effectively between departments ensuring projects are delivered successfully, on time and on budget. As well as maintaining documentation and administration and being on hand to plan and manage loan requests and provide research for the larger exhibitions, you’ll liaise between many different colleagues and contractors, from artists and designers to fellow curators, technicians and exhibition sponsors. Your ability to build effective working relationships will make you a valuable team member.

Application Instructions:
To apply, visit our website or email jobs -at- for an application form. You need only submit one application form to be considered for both the permanent and the temporary post. Ref: 6139/TM.

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