Job Purpose:
To contribute to the conception and realisation of an exhibition and public programme of international standing.

Key Outputs and Accountabilities:
To contribute to the conception of an arts programme, which supports the vision and strategic aims of BALTIC.
To curate and realise individual projects and exhibitions through in-depth research, working with artists, guest curators, and collaborating with external institutions, including in respect of touring exhibitions.
To successfully realise projects, demonstrating best curatorial practise in all aspects of work, and in liaison with appropriate internal teams at BALTIC.
To manage the installation/ de-installation of exhibitions in close liaison with the Technical Manager (Exhibitions).
To liaise with the Learning team on the effective development of interpretation and mediation of the Programme.
To liaise with the Communications and Development team on the implementation of effective strategies to support the Programme through fundraising, promotion and marketing.
To lead on the management and delivery of individual publications for the arts programme, including the development, writing, commissioning, editing and proofing of such publications.
To effectively manage and monitor individual project budgets, in close liaison with the Chief Curator.
To sustain a well informed understanding of national and international developments in contemporary art and general knowledge of cultural developments.
Representing BALTIC and contributing to public and professional forums as required.
Accompanying touring exhibitions, as required.
To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as may be reasonably required.

Person Specification:

Significant curatorial experience at a comparable organisation.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent) or higher in a relevant qualification.
Excellent knowledge of contemporary art at a national and international level and general knowledge of cultural developments.
The ability to write and edit lucid text for the general public and specialist publications.
Substantial experience of initiating and project managing a wide range of visual arts projects of international and museum standard.
Proven ability to collaborate with artists, galleries, guest curators and external institutions.
Demonstrable commitment to the development of diverse audiences.
Excellent people management skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience of drafting contracts and letters of agreement.
Experience of developing and project managing publications (catalogues and books)

Second language (conversational level).

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