Views on contemporary art curating

Opportunity: Liverpool Biennial

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, November 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Liverpool Biennial is working with Jiyoon Lee, a curator based in Seoul and London, on an international exchange project involving artists and curators from Seoul and Liverpool. The exhibition-based project will investigate models of artists’ studio and will involve residencies in each city.

Liverpool Biennial is currently looking for expressions of interest from ambitious Liverpool-based curators who would see this as a fantastic opportunity to gain more international experience and make the project a great success.

In order to be considered for the project, please send a CV to paul -at- by 9th November 2007.
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Job: Art Curator, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, November 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service is an exciting, friendly and customer focussed organisation that is a highly regarded East of England Renaissance Hub museum which is looking to recruit an Art Curator. You will have particular responsibility to develop, interpret and make accessible the nationally important collection of fine and decorative art held primarily in Ipswich and also in Colchester. You will also give occasional support and advice about art to other museums in Essex and Suffolk. Salary range: £19,592 to £24,996.

Required Skills:
The Museum Service is seeking a motivated and creative communicator with a passion for, and a background of working with, art collections, who will contribute as a member of the community history team to achieving the objectives of the museum service as a whole. All museum posts are subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Application Instructions:
For an application form and further details please call the 24 hour recruitment line on (01206) 507343, e-mail customerservicecentre -at-, or collect a form from the Customer Service Centre, High Street, Colchester quoting post reference LM45.

You can find out more about the borough on Closing date: 21 November 2007. Interviews will be held on: 13 December 2007.
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Job: Exhibitions Curator - Zabludowicz Art Projects

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, October 27. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Zabludowicz Art Projects, a not-for-profit charity which facilitates public access to contemporary art via exhibitions of works from the Zabludowicz Collection, is looking for a new Exhibitions Curator for 176, a new North London contemporary art project space for artistic and curatorial experimentation and research.

Hours: Full time, 40hrs per week, flexible
Monday - Friday with weekend work as appropriate
Based at: 176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3PT
Starting salary: £23,000 per annum

Application by CV and Cover Letter by 4pm on 2nd November 2007 to: Assistant -at- or by post to: 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
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Job: Associate Curator & International Exhibitions Manager

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, October 7. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Catriona Jeffries Gallery is searching for the position of Associate Curator/International Exhibitions Manager.

The successful candidate will possess the following:
- undergraduate or post graduate education in Art History, Curatorial Studies or related studies
- knowledge of the national and international museum system
- knowledge of the international art market
- experience in curatorial practice
- knowledge of collection management
- knowledge of the history of art in Vancouver and related international histories of contemporary art
- published critical writing
- strong leadership and organizational skills

Closing Date November 15, 2007.
Position available for December 15, 2007.

Interested individuals are asked to submit: current CV, three references, writing samples and detailed letter of interest to the address below by the closing date.

Please submit application to:
Catriona Jeffries
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
274 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5T 1A6 Canada

E-mail: cat_jeffries_gallery -at-
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Job: Deputy Director, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, October 7. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The John Hansard Gallery is one of Britain’s leading public galleries of contemporary visual art and plays a key role on the cultural life of the campus and the city.

As Deputy Director, you will play a pivotal role in managing and coordinating the Gallery’s transition from its current location into new premises in 2012, as part of Southampton’s Capital Lottery bid. Responsible for developing and overseeing a range of curatorial, artistic and administrative initiatives, you will ensure a coherent transition in terms of programming, events, audience development.

Closing date: 12 noon, 22 October 2007

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Job: Assistant Curator at the ICA, London

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, October 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The ICA wishes to appoint an Assistant Curator with at least three years experience working in a public, private or artist-run organisation in a curatorial capacity. The post is one of two Assistant Curators at the ICA, both of whom work with the Director of Exhibitions on the realisation of a contemporary art programme. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the international contemporary art scene and a proven ability to collaborate with artists, outstanding administrative and communication skills, and experience of event programming as well as exhibition making.

To apply, send your CV, with a covering letter, to:

The Administrator
Institute of Contemporary Arts
12 Carlton House Terrace

Fax: 020 7873 0051
Email: administrator -at-

Closing date: Monday 15 October 2007
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Job: Senior Curator at CCAN

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, August 27. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The forthcoming Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham (CCAN) is looking to appoint a Senior Curator with excellent creative and organisational abilities. He or she will work closely with the Director, Alex Farquharson, to develop an ambitious, innovative and diverse programme of exhibitions and other events in a new landmark building of around 3000 square metres, in the middle of Nottingham, designed by Caruso St John. He or she will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the exhibitions team.

The individual we are looking for will have excellent international knowledge of recent contemporary art; experience of devising and managing international exhibitions of both loaned and commissioned work; a proven ability to raise funds for projects; excellent written and oral communications skills; and an interest in art's social, political and cultural contexts and frameworks. S/he will have an enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration and a commitment to engaging creatively with diverse publics.

CCAN will be the East Midland's flagship contemporary art venue. Starting this autumn, we are preparing an imaginative programme of off-site artistic and education events in anticipation of our opening in late 2008. Salary range: £28,770 to £31,339

Please email info.ccan @ for further details and an application form. Closing date for applications is 24 September. CCAN aims to be an equal opportunity employer.
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Job: Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ulrich Museum

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, July 31. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Ulrich Museum of Art seeks candidates for the position of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The Ulrich Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art reports to the museum director and works collaboratively with other staff in a team environment. The position balances responsibilities for collection development and art acquisition with exhibition programming, organization, and interpretation. An ability to cultivate patrons and collectors, engage faculty and program partners, serve artists, and connect with students are important traits for the successful candidate. The Ulrich Museum seeks a candidate committed to the learning of its audiences and eager to creatively interpret and contextualize contemporary art for non-specialist museum visitors.

Founded in 1974, the Ulrich is a nationally recognized university art museum emphasizing modern and contemporary art and based in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas. The WSU sculpture collection was noted among the Top Ten in Public Art Review in 2006. Recent sculpture garden commissions have added work by Andy Goldsworthy and Wichita-native Tom Otterness. The permanent collection boasts over 6,000 works across the modern era to today and includes work by Joan Miró, August Rodin, Robert Henri, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Kara Walker, and Kota Ezawa. Museum endowments generously support active collection acquisition. With 6,250 square feet of gallery space, the Ulrich presents a schedule of six to eight rotating exhibitions annually, regularly self-organized and/or drawn from the museum collection.

Required—Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in art, art history, or related field (Ph.D. preferred). Experience with curatorial organization (three years of museum curatorial experience preferred).
A commitment to diversity is required. Desirable: Evidence of past innovative, interdisciplinary programming.
Demonstrated evidence of clear writing. Confidence in public speaking.

Application guidelines:
Candidates must apply online. Candidates must also submit a cover letter addressing the position qualifications, and resumes, names, addresses, e-mail addresses, ad telephone numbers of three professional references to: Curator Search, Ulrich Museum of Art, 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita KS 67260-0046. All application materials must be received at the Ulrich Museum by September 21, 2007. Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job: Curator of Fine Art, National Maritime Museum

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, July 28. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The National Maritime Museum is seeking to appoint a Curator of Fine Art who is able to lead the research and interpretation of the Museum’s art collections and the strategy for the Queen’s House, the Museum’s main art venue.

Key responsibilities:
•Manage the Art Team, ensuring that they work creatively to deliver research and exhibitions that meet in full the Museum’s objectives
•Lead the development of the Museum’s Queen’s House strategy, championing it at the highest level
•Lead and develop the Centre for Art and Travel, liaising between curatorial staff, external academic partners and funding bodies to build a coherent and successful research programme
•Champion the strategic development of the art collections to explain their significance within historical and artistic contexts
•Liaise with key personnel in Collections Management, Exhibitions, Learning and Online to ensure that the Art Team’s outputs support broader Museum objectives
•Lead the team in raising the national profile of the collections and subject s through research, publications and seminars
•Lead and support the professional development of the Art Team and champion key arts partnerships for the Museum

Salary: £27,500 - £35,000
Closing Date: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

For full details and information on how to apply, please visit the National Maritime Museum website.
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Job: Associate Curator at Exit Art

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, July 23. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Exit Art is a leading non-profit cultural arts center in New York, USA that champions the work of young and emerging artists and addresses important social, cultural and political issues through multi-disciplinary programming that include contemporary art exhibitions, performances, film and video programs, and panel discussions.

Exit Art seeks an Associate Curator to partner with the Founding Directors and curatorial staff to formulate and implement a diverse array of programming. In 2007, Exit Art celebrates its 25th anniversary year as one of New York's leading multidisciplinary art centers and a catalyst of the experimental art scene. The organization will launch five new initiatives including S.E.A. (Social Environmental Aesthetics) focusing on artists who address contemporary environmental issues.

The Associate Curator position entails: conceptualizing, creating, and coordinating exhibitions; publicizing and promoting exhibitions and serving as a press liaison; and providing development assistance such as writing grant narratives.

The successful candidate will be engaged with the international contemporary art scene; must possess at least two years of prior curatorial experience; a deep commitment to contemporary art and artists; and the willingness to work for a fluid and dynamic arts organization. Strong writing skills are also necessary. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jeanette @ by Friday July 27, 2007.
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Job: Exhibition Curator at Dundee Contemporary Arts

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, July 1. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Working as part of the successful exhibitions team at Dundee Contemporary Arts, the Exhibitions Curator is responsible for the development and delivery of a programme of temporary exhibitions of contemporary art delivered as part of the programme of DCA.

For application packs, please contact Abileen Addison on 01382 909 224 or e-mail: abileen.addison at

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 23 July 2007.

Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DY
United Kingdom

DCA is supported by Dundee City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.
DCA aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
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Job: Exhibition and Displays Curator, Tate Liverpool

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, April 30. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
At Tate we welcome exciting ideas, putting fresh and creative thinking at the centre of our programme. As the UK's largest gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London, Tate Liverpool faces dynamic times ahead. We already play a pioneering role in the growth and redevelopment of the city and, as a curtain-raiser for 2008 when Liverpool is European Capital of Culture, we will be hosting this year's Turner Prize - the first time it has been held outside London.

As part of our highly skilled and committed curatorial team, you will have a uniquely challenging and high-profile remit. We're looking for previous curatorial experience, a passion for 20th century and contemporary art and some impressive organisational skills.

Up to £25,050 plus benefits (depending on skills and proven ability)
Closing date: 16 May 2007
Interview date: 29 May 2007

For more information, please visit the Tate Liverpool website.
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Job: Curator of SCAPE Biennial

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, March 14. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space is New Zealand's only international contemporary biennial dedicated to public art. 2008 is the fifth SCAPE Biennial for Christchurch and the 10 year anniversary of the Art & Industry Biennial Trust, who present the SCAPE Biennials.

The Art & Industry Biennial Trust (Art & Industry) is seeking your Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered as one of two key curators for this important New Zealand biennial taking place between September - November 2008 in Christchurch. SCAPE is one of the largest producers of new contemporary art in Australasia; engaging local, national and international audiences with new artworks by leading New Zealand and international artists in public space through partnerships with industry.

SCAPE also has a significant partnership with the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. An indoor exhibition, hub and public programme will be supported by the Gallery.

This exciting opportunity is for one New Zealand and one international curator. Once formed, the curatorial partnership will be responsible for reflecting Art & Industry's Strategic Plan, relationships with stakeholders and partners as well as matches to industry resources. The curators will also be required to build on the existing profile of the event locally, nationally and internationally while delivering a distinctive programme which challenges the parameters of the public's relationship with art. Both partnered (national/international) and individual applications are welcome. Art & Industry is happy to broker relationships between interested curators.

For further details and/or to receive an application pack please contact Art & Industry: scapebiennial[at] Final submission date for all applications is Friday 27 April 2007. The Art & Industry Biennial Trust is supported by Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
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Job: Curator in residence

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, March 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Curator in residence post, including a university teaching post for curatorial studies (academic year 2007/2008).

Your field of duties covers the continuous curatorial engagement with students and alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna by holding a jour fixe as well as the development and realisation of an exhibition program for the students' Presentation Space (5 projects per term with organisational support by the Office for public relations and exhibition management) as well as a university teaching position of 2 units per week.

•an appropriate university degree (or artistic-scientific qualification that may be considered equivalent);
•excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art as well as the history of exhibitions;
•proof of curatorial as well as pedagogic and didactic qualities and experience.

Written applications, enclosing a full CV and the reference number 08/2007, should be sent to the stated address by March 15th 2007.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Human Resource Department
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Vienna
Tel.: 0043/1/ 588 16 – 276
Fax: 01 588 16 - 275
e-mail: [email protected]

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is working toward increasing the number of women on all levels of staff, particularly in managerial, scientific and artistic staff positions. Therefore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna greatly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event that there are applicants with equal qualifications, women will be the preferred candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policies. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.
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Jobs: Curator and Head of Events at the Ullens Center, Beijing

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, February 6. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Ullens Center for the Arts is developing the most comprehensive contemporary art institution in Beijing with exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures and seminars, an art library and educational program. We are currently recruiting for the following two positions: Curator and Head of Events.

Working with curatorial team and Artistic Director, the Curator will have the opportunity to contribute towards overall exhibition strategy and planning of Beijing’s leading contemporary arts institution, working on an international arts program that features solo shows by leading contemporary masters and thematic group exhibitions. The Curator will work closely with the curatorial team to oversee exhibition budget, logistics management, installation and evaluation of each project, as well as researching and writing catalogue and exhibition texts. S/he will conduct visits to contemporary art institutions around the world, including major art fairs and biennials, to evaluate work / exhibitions for consideration, networking with art world professionals and artists and creating partnerships with the Center through collaborative projects. The Curator will also work with Library & Archive, Education, and Cultural Events teams to extend the impact of the visual arts program.

Working with Artistic Director and the Curatorial Team, the Head of Events will develop and implement a creative and dynamic international events program, taking responsibility for at least 20 events per year out of a total program of 30-50 events annually. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, film screenings and music performances, targeted for a Chinese audience and presented at Beijing’s leading contemporary arts institution. Working with the Assistant Curator of Events, s/he will take responsibility for budget, partner liaison, promotional material, logistics management, government approvals, program administration, receptions and functions, travel arrangements, maintenance of financial records and evaluation of each project. Expanding his or her existing network of art professionals, the Head of Events will identify and initiate partnerships with cultural organizations in China and abroad.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two reference letters by February 20, 2007 to Colin Chinnery: colin.chinnery -at-

For more information: The Ullens Center for the Arts website
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