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Job - Curatorial Assistant, Dublin Contemporary, deadline Apr 22

Posted by April Steele • Tuesday, April 12. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

As Curatorial Assistant for Dublin Contemporary 2011, you will work with the Curatorial Manager and Lead Curators to assist in the delivery of all exhibitions at the following exhibition spaces: Earlsfort Terrace, The Annex and Iveagh Gardens.

The role demands experience managing large-scale shows, commitment, flexibility, customer service and excellent attention to detail whilst working in a highly pressurized environment with daily and weekly targets.

Within the specific exhibitions at Earlsfort Terrace, The Annex, Iveagh Gardens, the Curatorial Assistant will be in charge of:

- Drawing up specific project plans for each space and conduct site visits when necessary. Presentations of stream conducted each Friday to entire team.
- Administering of Artists Packs to include - budgets / architectural. images / dimensions / specifications / special requirements / transportation requirements.
- Sourcing and itemising of equipment, materials and supplies as required per artists, working closely with the Technical Director and Curatorial Manager.
- Carry out and complete delegated tasks as directed by the Curatorial Manager with regards to logistics, security, registration and insurance of artworks commissioned and loaned, in a timely manner, accurate to the specifications of the Curatorial Manager and/or Lead Curators.
- Monitor artists progress to budget and manage expenditure to meet project and department budgets. Report to Curatorial Manager and Lead Curators and Project Director when requested.
- Assist and manage artists in various aspects of their visit/installation and de-installation periods - providing continuous communication and updates where necessary.
- Draft and review contracts with the support of the Curatorial Manager and Project Director.
- Work closely with the curatorial department in realising the exhibition, maintaining the highest standard of communication and customer service and supporting all senior management staff.
- Present progress reports to senior management and internal team.
- Continually promote the DC2011 brand, positively communicating with artists, galleries, stakeholders, partners and company clients.

College Graduate with honours degree from an arts background. Minimum experience of 4 years working in a visual arts organisation. Experience of project management a plus.

Knowledge and skills:
- Considerable knowledge of the art industry.
- Understanding and management of budgets and bookkeeping.
- In-depth experience organising and planning exhibitions.
- Excellent attention to detail combined with the ability to work to multiple deadlines.
- Keen negotiation and problem solving skills.
- Proven ability to work effectively in a large team, manage demanding situations and surmounting the challenges of a large-scale event.
- Ability to manage own workload and set priorities with little supervision.
- Knowledge of processes in art commissioning, loans, installations and de-installation.
- Knowledge of health and safety and procedures.
- Advanced computer skills in PC and MAC.
- Fast learner, adaptable, proactive and self-motivated.
- Written and verbal skills in at least one international language.

To apply for this position, please email a CV and letter of interest by 5pm on 22nd April 2011 to info (at)
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