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Job: Curator, Kunsthalle Wien

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, August 11. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curator, Kunshalle Wien
Deadline: September 15, 2013

Kunsthalle Wien is one of Austria's most prominent institutions for international contemporary art and discourse. Its two exhibition venues are located within Museumsquartier and in Vienna's city centre at Karlsplatz. The institution's internationally recognized exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions feature some of the leading contemporary artists, and there is an equal dedication to ensure that these exhibitions are accompanied by a broad and challenging discursive programme that endeavours to open a dialogue not only with the arts, but with a variety of disciplines such as theatre, economics, sociology, philosophy, etc. Through its close cooperation and collaboration with artists, researchers, and other cultural actors, Kunsthalle Wien strives not only to be an active participant in the international discourse on contemporary art and related fields, but also to highlight current issues that are of concern to not only the arts, but also to society at large.

We are looking for a curator with expertise and wide-reaching creativity. You must have a higher education in the art field or a similar disciplinary background, a minimum of three years' experience within the field of contemporary art and a broad international network. The curator must have an understanding of both financial administration as well as experience in relation to public and private support sectors. We are looking for a person with a dedication to teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, and communication.

We expect basic knowledge of German. The position has a set term of at least two years.

The application deadline is September 15th, 2013.

Send your CV and cover letter to bewerbung -at- kunsthallewien.at

Further information: http://www.kunsthallewien.at/seeks-curator


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Opportunity: Cubitt’s 9th Curatorial Bursary

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, August 4. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Cubitt’s 9th Curatorial Bursary
Deadline: September 30, 2013


Cubitt is an independent charitable organisation which consists of a public gallery providing unique development opportunities for curators, a large-scale grassroots education and community programme and the provision of affordable artists studios in central London. Since its founding in 1991, Cubitt has run as a co-operative led by 32 practicing artists. This is a diverse community of artists working in different media and at various stages in their careers.

Cubitt’s reputation is upheld through the success and development of Cubitt’s 18 month Curatorial Bursary, the only one of its kind in UK. The bursary is a pioneering curatorial model that is highlighted as one of the major platforms for curatorial development in Europe and is key to the success and rich exhibition history of the organisation.

Cubitt seeks to appoint the 9th Curatorial Bursary Holder. The Curatorial Bursary is an exciting opportunity to curate one of the UK’s most established artist-run spaces. The bursary holder will develop an exhibitions and events programme at Cubitt Gallery across a fixed period of 18 months, building on our strong reputation for innovative and challenging curating. For the last two decades, Cubitt has introduced emerging or overlooked artistic talent to a diverse audience and provided an important platform for artists working in London, the UK and abroad.

Application

18 Months | January 2014 – June 2015
Hours : Minimum of 2 days per week on site
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 30th of September 2013

Interviews will be held on Monday 21st of October 2013
Value of bursary: The fee for the position is currently fixed at £12,000 for the full period of the bursary. We are currently working towards securing additional funding to be in place for the bursary start date in January 2014. The curatorial bursary is funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund and the Arts Council England.

Instructions to apply:
1. Download the Application Form: CubittBursaryApplication_Surname_Forename and Job Description: Curatorial Bursary 2013 Description from this page.
2. Fill in the Application Form.
3. Resave the Application Form and insert your name in the title as directed: CubittBursaryApplication_Surname_Forename.
4. Click on the link: APPLY ONLINE HERE to fill in your details and submit your application form.
5. Submit your completed form by 5pm on Monday 30th September 2013.

We will ONLY accept applications through the online portal. We will not accept applications by email.

Curatorial Bursary 2013 Description

If you have any further questions please email Cubitt’s Gallery Manager, Jenny Richards : [email protected]
We will not accept CVs by e-mail for this position. Please follow the instructions above.

All opportunities are advertised, both here and in relevant press. Cubitt is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Submissions

Cubitt Gallery cannot accept unsolicited job applications or CVs.
Please note Cubitt Gallery cannot accept exhibition submissions.

Further information: http://cubittartists.org.uk/about/opportunities/


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Opportunity: 89plus, Call for creative practitioners born in and after 1989

Posted by Sofia Landström • Sunday, July 28. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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89plus, Call for creative practitioners born in and after 1989
Deadline: July 30, 2013

89plus is calling for artists, curators, writers, and other creative practitioners to be a part of a long term, international, multi-platform research project, co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus—born in or after 1989.

The year 1989 was marked by several paradigm-shifting events, including the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the introduction of the World Wide Web and the orbit of the first Global Positioning System satellite. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring young protagonists. Through various projects and events, 89plus brings together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard.

About

89plus is a long-term, international, multi-platform research project co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is conceived as a mapping of the generation born in or after 1989. Without forecasting artistic trends or predicting future creation, 89plus manifests itself through panels, books, periodicals, exhibitions and residencies, bringing together individuals from a generation whose voices are only starting to be heard, yet which makes up almost half of the world’s population.

Marked by several paradigm-shifting events, the year 1989 saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the start of the post-Cold War period; the introduction of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the universal availability of the Internet, as well as the orbit of the first Global Positioning System satellite. Positing a relationship between these world-changing events and creative production at large, 89plus introduces the work of some of this generation’s most inspiring protagonists.

Since an introductory panel held in January 2013 at the DLD – Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, 89plus has conducted research in Australia with Kaldor Public Art Projects and Hong Kong with Art Basel’s Salon series. In partnership with the Park Avenue Armory in New York, 89plus selected visual artist and curator Alex Dolan to be artist-in-residence during the Armory’s “Under Construction” series, taking place in September 2013.

Open call

89plus announces an open call for artists, writers, curators, architects, filmmakers, musicians, designers, scientists and technologists. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus – born in or after 1989. The open call is hosted at www.89plus.com.

Submissions are kept on a private research database for consideration by the project’s co-curators. As the project continues in the years to come, those selected will be notified of their inclusion in new endeavours.
Submissions are welcome at any time, however the mid-year deadline for 2013 activities is July 30, 2013.

89plus.com is kindly supported by DLD – Digital, Life, Design.
Upcoming events include the 89plus Marathon at London’s Serpentine Gallery on October 18 and 19 during this year’s Frieze Art Fair, and the 89plus Conference at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi on September 5.

For more information and to submit, go to 89plus.com



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Opportunity: Curatorial Intern, International Center of Photography

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, July 23. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curatorial Intern, International Center of Photography, New York
Deadline: July, 2013


Department: Exhibitions
Schedule: 3–4 days per week, days can be flexible
Dates Required: Immediately with an ability to commit through January
Supervisor's Title: Curator

DESCRIPTION
A curatorial intern is needed who is a highly motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented person with a good background in modern and contemporary art. This person will work with artists who will be featured in two large-scale group shows of contemporary photography, video, and mixed media art. Tasks will include corresponding with artists and art gallery personnel, building checklists and databases of art, working on a major catalogue, and doing research on individual artists. Should have at least a BA in art history, photographic history or a related field and be able to work at least three days a week.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
Mature undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
Applicants should have great contemporary art/photography knowledge, extremely organized and detail oriented, digitally skilled.

BENEFITS
Besides gaining invaluable experience at a premier cultural/educational institution, interns benefit from school credit (when applicable), and are invited to attend ICP seminars and special events. Access to the ICP library. Tuition discounts for ICP courses, workshops and/or labs are provided, subject to internship hours completed and availability.

To apply, send current résumé, internship application, and cover letter to:
Internship/Volunteer Coordinator
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 212-857-0089
No Telephone Calls Please

Visit http://www.icp.org/about-icp/opportunities-icp for the internship application.
The International Center of Photography is committed to equal opportunity employment
Website: http://www.icp.org/about-icp/opportunities-icp


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Opportunity: International Curator Competition 2013

Posted by Sofia Landström • Saturday, July 20. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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International Curator Competition 2013
Application deadline: September 10, 2013


Akbank Sanat
Istiklal Cad. No. 8
Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Akbank Sanat is pleased to announce the second edition of the International Curator Competition. Curators are invited to submit proposals by September 10, 2013.

Started in 2012, Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition has the goal to provide support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art.

In its first year, The Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition received a large number of applications from over 100 curators of various nationalities. Alejandra Labastida's application was selected by the jury, consisting of Jack Persekian (Director and Head Curator of the Palestinian Museum), Francis McKee (Director of CCA, Glasgow; tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art), and Basak Senova (independent curator). Accordingly, Labastida's proposal, realized as an exhibition, ran from February 19 to April 27, 2013 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied by a program of activities (performances, talks, and screenings) and an exhibition catalogue.

Developed and coordinated by Basak Senova, the competition has an application-based process. The content and the quality of the proposals will be evaluated by an international jury consisting of three curators. This year's jury includes Anne Barlow (Director of Art in General, New York, and Co-Curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale), Christine Tohme (Director of Ashkal Alwan, Beirut), and Branko Franceschi (curator of the Croatian Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale; co-curator of the Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Director of the Virtual Museum of the Contemporary Art).

The winning curator is given opportunities to realize the proposal as an exhibition that will take place in the first half of 2014 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travel expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.

Eligibility
Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the competition. There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply for the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives). Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects.

Guidelines
By filling out the application form (to be downloaded from www.akbanksanat.com) the curators will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition proposal as well as the artists and their works in detail. There could be additional activities (for instance: talks or video screenings) that could be incorporated into the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be written in English. Applicants are expected to submit (only electronic copies) the completed application form, CV (maximum two pages) and accompanying visual material for their proposals (maximum 4MB total) by sending emails to [email protected] Closing date for applications is September 10, 2013, 17h GMT +2. Late applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be previously unpublished, and the proposal must not have been realised or exhibited before.

The website contains the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application form.

All applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by October, 1, 2013.
For further inquiries please contact [email protected]

Further information: http://www.akbanksanat.com/en/

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Job: Curatorial Assistant, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, July 17. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found


The Curatorial Assistant is primarily responsible for the maintenance and establishment of records and files which are necessary for the operation of the curatorial department. The Curatorial Assistant works in the areas of research, planning and organization of temporary exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The curatorial assistant is supervised by the Assistant Curators.

Responsibilities – Curatorial Assistant

Assist curatorial staff in activities related to exhibitions.
Prepare correspondence related to incoming exhibition proposals, artist submissions and art acquisitions.
Compile and maintain exhibition archives, object files and artist files.
Assist in preparation of exhibition texts, projects descriptions, proposals, labels and checklists.
Research artists, works of art, exhibition history and provenance.
Schedule, maintain and organize visuals of exhibition installations and works of art.
Assist with preparation and preliminary selection for the Artist-in­-Residence program applicants.
Assist with the supervision of interns, instructing them on departmental procedures, activities, and devise individual projects for them.
Assist staff/department with daily administrative functions, including but not limited to, handling mail, writing correspondence, maintenance of databases, bibliographic and library documents, preparing purchase orders, preparing spreadsheets, retrieving and filing materials and organization and labeling of exhibition red books.
Interdepartmental activities (Registrar, Communications, Education/Public Programs, et al.) as they pertain to the curatorial department.
Assist curators in preparation of grant proposal narratives and budgets, and report on past exhibitions.
Other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Art History, with emphasis on Contemporary Art and/or African-American history and culture.
Minimum one year work experience (preferably in museum, art or scholarly fields, or equivalent).
Excellent written (both academic and editorial) and verbal communication skills a must
Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with administrative and clerical duties.
Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Photoshop; Outlook and Excel. Digital imaging experience a plus.
Strong Interpersonal Skills, ability to work well with others;
Bi- or Multi- lingual a plus.
Knowledge of and interest in the visual arts and familiarity with New York art and culture communities.

Please send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] No phone calls or faxes, please.

Further information: http://www.studiomuseum.org/about/current-available-positions


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Job: Cultural Programme Curator, The University for the Creative Arts

Posted by Sofia Landström • Wednesday, July 17. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Cultural Programme Curator
Deadline: 1 August, 2013


The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 7,000 students from over 70 countries studying on courses in fashion, graphics, design, media, fine art and architecture.

We are seeking to appoint a Cultural Programme Curator to take forward the exhibition, events and public programmes of the campuses. The University has established gallery spaces (James Hockey Gallery, Farnham and Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury) and extensive external and internal curatorial spaces.

The post of Cultural Programme Curator provide an exceptional opportunity for you to lead on the curating of work connected with and arising from the world class outputs of contemporary practitioners, staff and students of the University. We are looking for individuals that will generate original concepts for programming and will work with community, professional and internal colleagues to a unique approach for each campus. You will have an appropriate postgraduate qualification and curatorial experience in a professional gallery/public art setting as well as a portfolio of curatorial outputs (publications, catalogues, on-line platforms etc). You will need to familiarise yourself with portfolios of the University and the galleries at Farnham and Canterbury. Interviews for both posts will take place at the Epsom campus.

For information about the posts and to make an appointment to visit the campus please contact Cheryl Kirk on 01372-202488 or e-mail [email protected]

Application forms, Vacancy Summary and further information relating to the University for the Creative Arts are available for download or alternatively contact the Human Resources Department via email [email protected] or on 01252 892681 (24 hours -quoting the relevant reference). Please note any CVs submitted without a completed application form will not be considered for shortlisting. Interviews will be held in early September 2013.

Further information: http://community.ucreative.ac.uk/13-KENTCPC-01


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Job: Curator, Wichita Art Museum

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, July 12. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Wichita Art Museum—in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas and with a premier American art collection -- seeks a dynamic, imaginative Curator with a deep commitment to American art scholarship and public engagement.

The museum stands at an exciting moment in its history, with new leadership and key senior staff. With a strong regional presence, the museum has a significant American art collection with 8,000 works across media and history. Its Roland P. Murdock collection is particularly strong in early American modernism holdings with prized examples by Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and others. The museum also holds a significant Steuben glass collection with an associated endowment.

The new Curator will contribute to creative programming of the collection, organization of exceptional exhibitions with related publications, and imaginative strategies for meaningful engagement of visitors. A reinstallation of the collection—aligned with new scholarship on American art and reflective of new findings in visitor studies -- will be among the Curator’s initial projects. The Curator will also be involved in a major project to newly envision the museum’s Art Campus and design and create an innovative outdoor garden environment that weds art and landscape.

The position reports to the director and is a critical member of the collaborative senior leadership team. The Curator envisions and organizes exhibitions, provides direction for development of the American art collection, conceives and plans innovative public programs, and imagines and develops writing for gallery, online, and publication. With the director, the Curator develops the museum’s exhibition calendar and interpretive strategies. The Curator works alongside registrarial and preparation staff who also report to the director. The work of the Curator advances all museum activities to heighten interest in the museum locally, regionally, and nationally and to inspire attendance and thoughtful encounters with compelling works of art.

Responsibilities include:

• Conceives, plans, and executes exhibitions and other projects based on original research and examining interdisciplinary humanities topics and historical themes

• Develops strategies for collection development; researches and proposes new art acquisitions

• Oversees and conducts research on the collection to share with scholarly and general audiences

• Collaborates with registrarial staff to identify conservation needs and priorities; may recommend deaccession and conduct relevant research

• Collaborates with key departments to ensure curatorial alignment with strategic museum goals

• Collaborates with education staff to develop and monitor innovative interpretation strategy aligned with best practices for visitor engagement

• Writes and edits animated, scholarly texts that appeal to a broad range of museum visitors

• Plans, develops, and implements approved budgets for curatorial projects

• Coordinates with registrarial and preparation staff to conceive, design, and implement exceptional exhibition installations

• Presents informal talks and formal lectures; collaborates with museum staff to develop social media communication

• Collaborates with development staff on fundraising and grant writing; actively cultivates relationships with museum patrons and potential donors, collectors, and foundation staff

• Actively participates in visitor evaluation to ensure community engagement and relevance

• Networks with relevant artists, art collectors, and arts and cultural colleagues in the metro area and region

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The Wichita Art Museum Curator will work collaboratively with the director and other leading staff members to develop and execute the museum’s exhibitions, publications, and public engagement. A creative sense of exploration and commitment to team work are key to the museum’s work environment, and the Curator must be comfortable in an interactive, energetic workplace.

• Master’s degree in art history or related humanities discipline is required. Ph.D. is preferred,

• A minimum of four-years related work experience in a museum or academia is required,

• Demonstrated background in American art is preferred. Demonstrated background in glass art and/or decorative arts is preferred,

• Demonstrated scholarly publications with evidence of original research,

• Knowledge of art museum practices and protocols,

• Ability to plan, organize, and implement complex plans to meet targeted goals,

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships,

• Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with museum colleagues, patrons, artists, and the general public.

The Wichita Art Museum opened in 1935 and is home to the Roland P. Murdock Collection, one of the premier collections of American art. With a nationally distinguished collection, Edward Larrabee Barnes facility, $3 million annual budget, staff of 21 fulltime, 12 part-time and a corps of 100+ volunteers, the museum is a public/private partnership, owned by the City of Wichita and managed by Wichita Art Museum, Inc. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Wichita Art Museum’s mission is to be a viable and energetic home for creative dialogue and community interaction with superb American art.

Salary commensurate with experience. To submit an application, go online to www.wichita.gov www.wichita.gov, click on Employment (a briefcase icon), and then click on “Search for Jobs” tab. Supplemental materials may be attached to the application by Word document or PDF. The City of Wichita is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers Veteran’s preference to qualified applicants.

Further information: http://wichitaartmuseum.org



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Job: Director, Malmö Konsthall

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, July 9. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.


Director, Malmö Konsthall
Deadline: September 15, 2013


Workplace description
Work for the City of Malmö!
By working for the City of Malmö you will have the opportunity to work with sustainable social development. As a community builder you will play an important role in Malmö's development, which is why we regard ourselves as the workplace of the future. The fact that all people are of equal value is a prerequisite for democracy and also has a self-evident place in our system of values.

Malmö Konsthall has one of Europe's biggest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art and organises a number of exhibitions every year. Its unique building and quality-based programme give Malmö Konsthall a strong profile and strength at the international level and make it one of the leading and most interesting art institutions in the region. Malmö Konsthall places great importance on reaching out to its public and on its immediate proximity to the regional arts scene. Malmö Konsthall is the home of contemporary art in Malmö and is where people encounter the latest and most exciting art—local, regional and international.

Malmö Konsthall deliberately aims to gain new visitors by offering the greatest possible openness and accessibility. In order to enrich visitors' experience of contemporary art and to stimulate both intellectual and practical work, Malmö Konsthall aims to develop and strengthen its art educational activities, in particular for children and young people.

Job description
The business objectives of Malmö Konsthall:
–To produce and present a number of Swedish and international exhibitions of current contemporary art
–To promote cooperation at the international and national levels but also to be an active arena for the regional artistic scene
–To provide generous opening hours and an interesting and varied programme with the aim of reaching visitors of all ages and from all social groups whatever their cultural background
–To continue to renew and further strengthen its art educational activities, especially for children and young people as well as special needs adults
–To arrange exhibition activities in public spaces in order to reach a new audience.

The job of Director of Malmö Konsthall falls under Malmö Department of Culture, the City of Malmö, which is a politically driven organisation. You will report directly to Cultural Director Elisabeth Lundgren.

Qualifications
We expect you to have university degree in arts/culture or in a field considered by the employer to be equivalent. You must have in-depth, documented knowledge of contemporary art, as well as extensive experience of designing, implementing, operating and financing exhibition work nationally and internationally. It is an advantage if you have managerial/leadership training.

You are experienced and have a large national and international network in the world of culture. You have solid experience of exhibition work nationally and internationally. You must be a good writer and have an excellent command of written and spoken English and preferably also of a Nordic language. Additional language skills in one of Malmö's major languages ​​are an advantage.

We are seeking a creative and imaginative visionary with a broad and international network, a leader who has the ability to do external strategic analysis and who can work analytically and strategically.

You possess good communication skills that enable you to debate and present points of view. You are a good writer. You have good leadership skills. You are flexible and confident in your management role and have high integrity. You have a strong interest in and commitment to art educational activities and social and cultural issues.

In this recruitment we are cooperating with Recruitment International.

Extent of the position
Starting date: By agreement
Temporary employment (directorship, four years)

Application
Apply no later than September 15, 2013
You can apply for this job via www.recruitment.se.

Further information: www.konsthall.malmo.se

Contacts
Elisabeth Lundgren, Cultural Director: T +46 (0) 766 342927
Anna Holmbom, Acting Director, Malmö Konsthall: T +46 (0) 708 341288
Benny Carlsson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 705 405100
Håkan Thuresson, Recruitment International: T +46 (0) 737 763658
[email protected]


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Job: Curator of Exhibitions, the Berman Museum Collection

Posted by Sofia Landström • Saturday, July 6. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator of Exhibitions, the Berman Museum Collection
Deadline: Accepts proposals until suitable hire is found


Summary & Scope of Position:

The curator will have three key responsibilities: organize interdisciplinary exhibitions with faculty and students that draw upon the intellectual strengths of the college and the entrepreneurial skills of the curator; organize exciting exhibitions based on original thinking and/or from the Berman Museum Collection; oversee docent and educational outreach for the museum.

The Berman’s new Director founded the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and he is seeking a candidate who can think innovatively about exhibitions and programs for a college art museum. The successful candidate will join small Berman staff and will be expected to assist the Berman Museum in moving to the next level of excellence including but not limited to: participate in the revamping of our policies and procedures; assisting with grants writing; identify and cultivate donors for collection development; be a spokesperson in place of director when needed and most importantly be able to thrive in a culture that values teamwork, intellectual exploration, and innovation in engaging a broad and diverse audience both at the college as well as regionally and nationally.

Specific Responsibilities:

Develops exhibitions and publications. Contributes to or curates both collections-based and loan exhibitions and providing object interpretation by writing labels, collateral text, and essays for publications.
Reviews collections offers, makes recommendations, and collaborates on collections
development.
Meets with and responds to questions from press and general public, as needed.
Collaborates with the Berman Museum Director, museum staff and Ursinus faculty in facilitating exhibitions.
Presents and/or leads gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions and VIP tours in support of exhibitions, educational projects or as needed.
Supports College’s Development staff to identify and secure financial support for exhibition
programs and operations, as needed.
Develops project-based budgets.
Represents the institution when needed at local and international meetings, symposia, and conferences.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Job Requirements:

Master's degree in the History of Art or related field
4 years of curatorial or related museum experience
Record of exhibition development
Record of publication and participation in conferences
Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
Excellent writing and research skills

Applications:

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Human Resources Office via email to [email protected]
Contact Person: Human Resources Office
Phone: 610-40-3589
Email Address: [email protected]
Apply URL: http://www.ursinus.edu


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Job: Chief Curator, National Gallery of Jamaica

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, July 2. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.


Chief Curator, National Gallery of Jamaica
Deadline: July 31, 2013


JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of the education, outreach and curatorial activities of the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ), including but not limited to, acquisitions and display of the National Art collection and temporary exhibitions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identifying and recommending works of art to be added to the National Collection.
• Directing the administration, care and display of the National Art Collection and any works of art on loan to the National Gallery.
• Directing the development, design and organization of National Gallery exhibitions and associated programmes.
• Directing the research and publications of the National Gallery and the Gallery’s contributions to other publications on Jamaican art and related subjects.
• Directing the planning and implementation of education and outreach programmes of the National Gallery.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE/COMPETENCIES
• PhD in Art History preferred
• The incumbent needs to have an exceptional level of scholarship and professional experience, relevant to Jamaican and Caribbean art, and must be familiar with current museum and curatorial practices.
• Ability to lead and inspire the curatorial team.

Further information: http://instituteofjamaica.org.jm/wp-content/uploads/NGJ-CHIEF-CURATOR.pdf

Application should be submitted no later than July 31, 2013 to:

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
THE DIRECTOR
INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA
10-16 EAST STREET
KINGSTON
FAX# (876) 922-114
Email: [email protected]


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Job: Curator, Kunsthalle Wien

Posted by Sofia Landström • Monday, July 1. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, Kunsthalle Wien
Deadline: 15 September, 2013


New thinking/new positions/new curator
Kunsthalle Wien is one of Austria's most prominent institutions for international contemporary art and discourse. Its two exhibition venues are located within Museumsquartier and in Vienna's city centre at Karlsplatz. The institution's internationally recognized exhibition programme of group and solo exhibitions feature some of the leading contemporary artists, and there is an equal dedication to ensure that these exhibitions are accompanied by a broad and challenging discursive programme that endeavours to open a dialogue not only with the arts, but with a variety of disciplines such as theatre, economics, sociology, philosophy, etc. Through its close cooperation and collaboration with artists, researchers, and other cultural actors, Kunsthalle Wien strives not only to be an active participant in the international discourse on contemporary art and related fields, but also to highlight current issues that are of concern to not only the arts, but also to society at large.

They are looking for a curator with expertise and wide-reaching creativity. You must have a higher education in the art field or a similar disciplinary background, a minimum of three years' experience within the field of contemporary art and a broad international network. The curator must have an understanding of both financial administration as well as experience in relation to public and private support sectors. We are looking for a person with a dedication to teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, and communication.

Expecting basic knowledge of German. The position has a set term of at least two years.

The application deadline is September 15, 2013.

Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]
Kunsthalle Wien
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien
Austria

Read more about Kunsthalle Wien at: www.kunsthallewien.at


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Job: Curator, The David Winton Bell Gallery

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, June 28. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Curator, The David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island
Deadline: Unspecified


The David Winton Bell Gallery is Brown University's contemporary art gallery and home to an important part of the university's permanent art collection. The gallery hosts four to five major exhibitions each year, as well as annual exhibitions of student artwork and a triennial exhibition of artwork by Brown faculty members. Broadly concerned with the exhibition of exemplary work by artists living today, the gallery takes pride in showing artwork irrespective of media, content or subject and makes special efforts to support and show the work of emerging or under-recognized practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. Alongside the contemporary arts, the gallery also makes use of its art historical collections, programming exhibitions on the arts and culture of the last five centuries.

Job Description
The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University seeks an experienced and energetic curator with specialization in contemporary art. The curator assists the director in planning the Gallery’s overall exhibition program and is responsible for research and development of 3-5 exhibitions per year. The curator plans and implements programs in conjunction with exhibitions, provides access to the permanent collection, works with guest curators, and handles the gallery’s social media. The curator shares responsibility for the systematic registration of collections and loans. Other duties include grant writing and fund raising, creation of publicity and promotional material, and support of related University projects.

This is a full-time position. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please apply at Brown University Human Resources website http://careers.brown.edu, and refer to job number H00504. Brown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Requirements
The position requires an advanced degree in art history or a related field, with in-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of curatorial experience, with knowledge of standard museum curatorial practices and exhibition development and logistics. The successful candidate will have proven skills in research, writing, and communication. Familiarity with museum registration methods is advantageous.

Apply at: http://careers.brown.edu
Further information: http://brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/


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Job: Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant, Museo de Arte de Ponce

Posted by Sofia Landström • Tuesday, June 25. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.


Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Deadline: June 28, 2013


Founded in 1959, the Museo de Arte de Ponce has one of the most important collections of European art in Latin America and the Caribbean. MAP is devoted to exhibiting, conserving, studying and collecting visual art of the Western tradition from the fourteenth century to the present. The strengths of the collection are in British Pre-Raphaelite, Italian Baroque, and French Academic painting. The collection also includes many fine works by artists of Latin American and Caribbean descent from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. MAP serves 70,000 visitors annually with an ongoing calendar of temporary exhibitions and programs that relate to its collection. The museum’s collection consists of approximately 5000 paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.

Description
Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant to assist MAP’s curator(s) with the planning and implementation of all temporary and permanent collection-based exhibitions. The Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant will maintain temporary exhibition checklists, digital images, and exhibition and object credit lines; design and produce labels, design and coordinate production of exhibition graphics; respond to inquiries regarding object information and reproduction rights; and manage digital image archive of permanent collection and exhibitions.

The Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant will generate departmental records and files related to exhibitions including signage, texts, and installation floor plans. He or she will also produce information related to the curatorial department on MAP’s website, members’ brochure, and annual report. The Exhibition Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant Curatorial will research materials related to exhibition design, assist with exhibition design, and help with the changes on MAP’s permanent collection. He or she will report to the curators and work in a team environment with registrar, education, conservation, communications, development, and operational staff.

Qualifications
Candidates must be willing to have their primary residence in Ponce, PR.
They must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Fine Arts, curatorial or museum studies with knowledge of European art and/or contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art.
Excellent writing, verbal, editing, translation and proofreading skills.
Candidates must be fully bilingual—Spanish/English.
Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and work independently, a must.
Highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow up process.
Knowledge of collection management, exhibition development and current museum practices.
Proficient in research, interpreting and analyzing diverse data and written information.
Sense of urgency and commitment to accomplish goals, willing to work extended hours, to attend occasional museum events in the evenings and on weekends, and have experience working with people involved in the arts.
Proficiency with Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign required.

Applications are due no later than June 28 and candidates must be available to start work in July-August 2013. A complete application must include cover letter, resume, two relevant writing samples, and three references mailed to Museo de Arte de Ponce, P.O. Box 9027, Ponce PR 00732-9027, Attn: Associate Curator or e-mailed to [email protected]

Further information: http://www.museoarteponce.org/index.php?idi=2



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Opportunity: Curatorial Grants, Schloss Ringenberg

Posted by Sofia Landström • Monday, June 24. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

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Curatorial Grants* – Practice and Networking; Period I/2014 (January 1st – June 31th 2014)
Deadline: 1 September, 2013


Since 2010 the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Mondriaan Fonds Amsterdam (until 2011 Fonds BKVB) inaugurated a new model for promoting postgraduate curatorial work by offering a programme-based grant for young German and Dutch curators.

The grant provides €1,250/month in support for each participant for a period of six months. The curatorial grant is practice-oriented and tied in with the project followup. The programme is located at Schloss Ringenberg, in Hamminkeln on the Lower Rhine. Schloss Ringenberg has been in operation as a studio and exhibition centre for 30 years. With eight German and Dutch artist fellows per year, dialogue-focused exhibitions and cross-border knowledge exchange, along with a wealth of activities for the public, the Schloss unites under one roof in an unique exemplary fashion the whole spectrum of contemporary cultural endeavour.

Since 2001 the work of Schloss Ringenberg has centred on European projects involving German-Dutch cooperation. In conjunction with changing project partners on both sides of the border, as the well-known institutions, the Schloss has since 2005 been providing cultural producers and mediators with the means to try out unusual contemporary art concepts and formats.

The European project smax (2009-2012) initiated first time in Germany a practice-oriented model consisting of new residential grants for young Dutch and German curators. The recent project followup continues the core activities of this programme until end of 2015: Twice a year one German and one Dutch curator is invited to work as a team. Both fellows will live and work for the most part at the Schloss together during the 6-month grant period. There are two separate studios and one common office for the curators. Residence at the Schloss and participation in followup are mandatory for grant-holders.

While guided/moderated by the followup team at Schloss Ringenberg the project offers a versatile selection of concrete fields of work as opportunity to independently put their ideas into practice. The task of two exhibitions/ projects, financed through followup provides them with a model for the real conditions under which they will embark on their careers. Project partners for the exhibitions/projects are: Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Kunsthalle Münster, NASA Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Bonnefanten Museum Roermond (c/o Maastricht), Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen.

The grant serves to equip curators with professional credentials, including:

Developing their own criteria for the quality and relevance of artistic approaches – creating their own curatorial profile/aesthetic approach
experience with institutional structures and practice-related processes such as mounting an exhibition, public relations, organisation and budgeting.
The ability to discriminate between artistic product and curatorial approach, leading to better comprehension of creative practice – supported by the unique exchanges between mediators and producers of contemporary art via artist and curatorial fellowships taking place under one roof

The followup programme will be documented within a final project reader.
Curatorial fellows will be chosen by a Dutch-German expert jury.

Information:
Residency: Schloss Ringenberg; schloss-ringenberg.de/ [email protected]
one German Curator
one Dutch Curator

Duration: 6 months
Grant: €1,250/month
Scope of work 2 projects/exhibitions as a curatorial team at NASA Amsterdam + Schloss Ringenberg, financed by followup
Requirements: max. 35 years; University degree (Art History or Art/Cultural studies); for the German grant there has to be a degree at a University in North Rhine-Westphalia; demonstration of professional qualification

Further information: http://www.schloss-ringenberg.de/stipendium/bewerbung_.php


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