Laboral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, which is being developed at the refurbished Universidad Laboral de Gijón, is seeking to appoint a Chief Curator to implement the vision of the Founders of the Foundation. This is an exciting and ambitious project which is creating within the former vocational training schools, a new centre for art and creativity, focused on exploring the links between art, science and technology. It is proposed that the Centre, based in Asturias, will provide a focal point for the creative industries and will act as a driving force for the future City of Culture based at the Universidad Laboral de Gijón.

The Chief Curator will be expected to contribute to the development of the programme of the new Centre in accordance with its mission, vision and objectives, as established by the Director; he or she will be required to establish the framework and the infrastructure to encourage the development of creative industries, developing workshops and laboratories and attracting leading experts in the field, the curator will propose exhibition concepts to be developed in accordance with the Centre’s areas of interest (art and technology), and will ensure that the mechanism for storage, restoration, conservation and registration of exhibits are in place.

A University degree with major in art and technology or equivalent. Experience of at least five years in a similar post (conception and organization of exhibitions and/or festivals). Good working knowledge of emerging art and optimal contacts in Spain and abroad. Proven experience in the development of interdisciplinary projects, as well as of installations within the realm of interaction and telecommunications. Other skills considered are experience in the conception of radio, television and Internet projects, as well as in the organisation of laboratories and workshops for advanced production and training in any of the following specialities: robotics, artificial intelligence, experimental television, audiovisual image and experimental video, animation, virtual reality, game art or similar disciplines. Capacity to liaise between the Centre and artists and institutions in Spain and abroad. Demonstrated capacity to formulate concepts and ideas in writing. Given that English w ill be the working language, mastery of it will be required. However, knowledge of Spanish will also be positively valued. In the event of lacking necessary fluency, the applicant shall commit him/herself to learning it. Working knowledge of any other language will also be considered.

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Closing date: March 1st, 2007

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