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Job - Exhibitions Curator, Oriel Davies Gallery, deadline May 3

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, April 21. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Closing Date: Tuesday 3 May 2011

The Oriel Davies Gallery in Wales is looking for an experienced Exhibitions Curator to work with the Director and other members of the team to deliver a programme of exhibitions and related projects. This is a maternity cover post.

For full job description, visit

Interview Date: Monday 16 May 2011

Post begins 20 June 2011 and runs until September 2012

Salary: £22,500 - £23,950 per annum depending upon experience

The Exhibitions Curator works alongside the Director to implement the Gallery’s artistic policy, has a major role in the presentation of a programme of exhibitions, and leads on a minimum of three-quarters of the exhibitions within the annual programme

- To ensure the delivery of programmed exhibitions and off-site projects, and to work closely with the Director and other team members on the forward planning and implementation of the artistic programmes.
- To deputise for the Director in matters relating to the artistic programmes.
- To oversee relevant exhibition tours and assist the Director in collaborations with other organizations.
- To take a supporting role in fundraising for the exhibition programmes, working closely with the Director and Administrator.
- To liaise effectively with the Education Officers to ensure full integration of education with the exhibition programmes.
- To work with the Building & Technical Manager to ensure that the exhibitions are displayed to the highest standard and that the required environmental and security conditions are adhered to.
- To act as line manager to staff, volunteers, work experience students and interns working within the exhibition’s department, and to oversee their training where appropriate.
- To organise and oversee the packing and transportation of exhibitions, and to work closely with the Building & Technical Manager on the installation and dismantling of the exhibitions.
- To monitor, evaluate and document the exhibitions and related projects and to provide regular reports and updates of the programme for the Board of Trustees.
- In liaison with the Director and Administrator, to contribute to the financial planning and control of the exhibition budgets.
- To liaise effectively with artists and arts organisations, including the preparation of artist and exhibition contracts, in consultation with the Director and Administrator.
-To oversee the day-to-day management and administration of the exhibitions including the preparation of interpretation material, exhibition signage, captions, information panels, etc in liaison with the Director and the Education Officers.
- To liaise effectively with the Education Officers on exhibitions to enable the development of related education programmes, and where appropriate to assist with these, as in the delivery of Gallery Talks, seminars etc.
- To work closely with the Marketing Officer on the publicity and marketing of the exhibitions programme, including producing press releases, providing copy for the Gallery’s What’s On brochure, and developing links with the media.
- To organise and oversee the production of exhibition publications and to work with the Marketing Officer on the production of exhibition invitations and other related print material.
- To negotiate and arrange for the loan of art works and the hire of exhibitions, and liaise with the Administrator on their insurance, including where appropriate, applications for Government Indemnity.
- To ensure that all Health and Safety standards are maintained and monitored in all areas of the work and responsibility of the post.
- To undertake key holder duties as required.
- To assist with and attend exhibition previews.
- To carry out any other duties consistent with the position as may be required.

If you need further information or if you would like an informal chat about the post, please contact Amanda Farr, Director at the Gallery: Telephone: 01686 625041 or mobile: 07743242065 or email: amanda (at)
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