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Job: Curator of Exhibitions, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, January 14. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

University of Dundee - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Grade 7 (£28,839 - £35,469 per annum)

Applications are invited for the above post, which will be based within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. This is an exceptional opportunity for applicants to work within a highly successful area of the University and to further promote its world renowned reputation in teaching and research through the development and delivery of an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events.

Successful applicants will take the lead role in curating and promoting a programme of exhibitions and events for the DJCAD galleries and Centre space at the VRC. You will work as part of a team to produce exhibition projects that will be innovative and stimulating for a wide range of audiences, promote diversity and ultimately support the aspirations of DJCAD. You will lead the production of Annual Degree Shows and ad hoc activities.

You will hold a relevant degree; a postgraduate or professional qualification in a relevant discipline would be desirable. You will have a sound knowledge of developments in contemporary art, media, design and curatorial practice and possess excellent team leading skills. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to be forward thinking and innovative. Previous experience in curating and producing exhibitions and events is essential.

This is a permanent post, which is subject to the standard one year probationary period.

Informal enquiries can be made to Mr Edwin Janssen, Academic Leader of VRC and Exhibitions at DJCAD (tel: 01382 385019) or email e.janssen -at-

Applicants will only be contacted if invited for interview.

Further details and an application pack are available from our website: Alternatively, contact Human Resources, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, tel: (01382) 384817 (answering machine). Please quote Reference number AAE/3093

Closing date: 4 February 2010

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish charity, No: SC015096
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