LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a multidisciplinary space founded to foster artistic exchange and encourage relationships between society, art, science, technology and creative industries. It is furthermore a centre for artistic and technical research, education and production, as well as for the projection of new forms of art and industrial creation.

Directly reporting to the Director, the Chief Curator will lead a small team and will be in charge of researching LABoral’s various programmes, significantly contributing to the development of a theoretical and practical discourse within the framework of the LABoral management and direction project and the conceptual posits deriving from it.

When it comes to developing the LABoral programming policies, the Chief Curator will grant utmost importance to the creation of audiences. She/He will help in the development of networks of relationships among the various art systems in order to decisively contribute to the excellence of LABoral as an exhibition, research and production centre with an international status. He/She will actively involve him/herself in the local art scene in Asturias and will look for formulas for its projection, creation, integration and other opportunities within the global context.

Together with the Director and the General Coordinator, the Chief Curator will also explore opportunities for subsidies and sponsorships, proactively contributing to secure funding.

The Chief Curator shall have a university degree or equivalent; demonstrate a minimum experience of three years in the interdisciplinary field of visual arts, technology, science and industrial creation. She/He shall also demonstrate a profound knowledge of the art systems; to have a network of contacts in Spain and abroad in the fields of visual arts, technology and contemporary industrial creation so as to be able to contribute to the continuation of LABoral as an international point of reference, capable of developing a policy of activities with excellence.

The candidate shall have a full command of Spanish and English, and demonstrate his/her skill in communicating knowledge; shall involve and engage a variety of audiences; and demonstrate a capacity for communication and teamwork.

Deadline for applications: March 23rd 2009

Applications should be sent to José Pedreira, Secretary of Fundación, via email to: secretario -at- or by registered post in a sealed tender (not including sender’s name) visibly indicating “ANNOUNCEMENT CHIEF CURATOR” to:
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Los Prados, 121
33394 Gijón

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a space for artistic exchange. It is set up with the purpose of establishing an effective alliance between art, design, culture, industry and economic progress and the goal of becoming a space for interaction and dialogue between art, new technologies and industrial creation. It throws a special spotlight on production, creation and research into art concepts still being defined.

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