CURATOR
NORTHERN GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, FAWCETT STREET, SUNDERLAND

DESCRIPTION
Expressions of Interest are invited from interested parties to undertake a commission for a Curator working with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, Sunderland
The information below will provide the necessary background and context to enable the submission of a brief to undertake this commission which will be for a period of up to 12 months until March 31 2015.

DETAILS
Title of service: Curator, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Closing date for applications: 5:00pm 24 March 2013
Interviews: early April 2014, likely 11 April TBC
Responsible to: Programme Director, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Commencement: April 2014
Duration: Until 31 March 2015
Fees: The maximum fee for the delivery of this service will be up to £1500 per calendar month across the period, and will be fully inclusive of all costs.
Location: Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art is based at the City Library, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE
Contract Type: Contract for Service will be issued to the successful applicant with detailed schedule of works.

SPECIFICATION
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) is one of the largest public spaces in the UK, and has staged the first exhibitions in England of artists from Harun Farocki to Cory Arcangel. The Gallery has two spaces, a 5000 square foot main gallery that can offer complex group exhibitions or large-scale one-person shows, and a 750 square foot project space. The commission of Curator will deliver both these strands, and contribute to the delivery of a special project working across the City Library building in which the gallery is housed. The successful applicant will work in partnership with a small team and report directly to the NGCA Programme Director.

The successful applicant should ideally have a postgraduate qualification in fine art, history of art or curatorship, or equivalent experience, and have understanding of or experience of working in a public context. The applicant will need to possess first-rate administrative abilities, attention to detail, and experience of financial forecasting, report writing, marketing and management.

For an informal discussion about either the opportunity or the application process please contact the Programme Director Alistair Robinson on ngca -at- sunderland.gov.uk .

In order to submit an application for this post you MUST register your details first on Sunderland City Council’s quotation portal: www.buysunderlandfirst.co.uk

Should you have any queries or issues during the registration process please contact the Buy Sunderland First Helpdesk on 0191 5612369, email buysunderlandfirst -at- sunderland.gov.uk

Applicants should respond in writing, setting out in detail skills and experience obtained to date working in an Arts Environment providing at least two referees. A full schedule of applicant requirements will be available on the Buy Sunderland First portal. Should you be invited to apply, a link to all of the relevant documents will be emailed to you via Buy Sunderland First. The documents will contain a checklist of requirements pertinent to your submission in order for your application to be deemed compliant and fully considered.

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