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Job - Curator, M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, deadline November 23

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, November 9. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Institution

M HKA is the internationally orientated contemporary art museum of the Flemish Community in Belgium. The museum exhibits, collects, researches and mediates contemporary art in its own facilities, which include the arthouse Cinema Zuid, and in dynamic collaboration with partners in and outside Flanders, such as the European L'Internationale network, which also comprises MACBA in Barcelona, Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana and Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven as well as the Július Koller Society in Bratislava and the KwieKulik Archive in Warsaw. M HKA is one of the European institutions behind the art journal Afterall, which is edited in London. M HKA's approach to art is experimental and research-orientated, which is not least reflected in the ongoing in-house development of the Ensemble Bank, a new digital tool for research, documentation and mediation. M HKA is an open house for artists and for the general public, with a comprehensive programme of educational activities and public events.

The Job

M HKA is looking for a full-time curator for the Presentation Department. The curator will report to the Head of Department and work alongside two full-time curators and in close collaboration with colleagues who are responsible for production, documentation, communication, mediation and the collection. M HKA is a medium-sized museum with a flat hierarchy and a collaborative, result-orientated working culture. The curatorial work includes coordinating temporary exhibitions, publications and public events, research and documentation within the Ensemble Bank, with publications and public events and developing and realising collaborations both in Flanders and internationally. The job is an excellent opportunity for an experienced younger professional to contribute to the development of a future-orientated public institution and to gain a broad range of specialised skills and in-depth insights in the field of contemporary art.

The Candidate

M HKA is seeking to employ a pragmatic organiser and team worker with a proven intellectual track record, excellent knowledge of contemporary art and the contemporary art world and a commitment to work in the public realm and for the general public. M HKA's new colleague has an academic degree in a relevant field, excellent analytic and writing skills and a commitment to clear and meaningful communicative discourse. She or he is able to perform both intellectual and administrative tasks in a structured yet flexible manner, and understands the specifics of working with and for artists and the general public. Candidates shall be able to convince M HKA of their commitment and ability to learn Dutch, shall be based in Antwerp or its immediate surroundings and shall show interest in the local situation. M HKA offers a varied, stimulating job in a high-profile professional environment, a contract of indefinite duration and standard remuneration on the basis of capacity and experience, with extra-legal benefits.

More Information

Are you interested, or do you know anyone who might be interested? If you think you are the person M HKA is looking for, please send us your cover letter along with your CV before 23 November 2011. M HKA will invite four or five candidates for an interview on 7 December. For more information, see or contact Museum Director Bart De Baere (bart.debaere(at) Applications shall be sent to sabine.herrygers(at) or to M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32, BE-2000 Antwerp, Belgium, att. Sabine Herrygers.
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