Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: AUD$55,000 – $64,000
Closing Date: 04/05/2009

Job Details:

Curator, $AUD55,000 – 64,000 per annum plus 9% superannuation
Closing date: 4 May 2009

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia’s leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art.

Housed in a large and striking heritage building in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, PICA is the city’s focal point for those wishing to experience the best of Australian and international visual, performing and cross-disciplinary art.

PICA is both a producing and presenting institution that runs a year round program of changing exhibitions, seasons in contemporary dance, theatre and performance and a range of interdisciplinary projects. It boasts one of the largest and most breath-taking exhibition spaces in Australia and has become known for the leading role it plays in the presentation of significant new work.

PICA’s key aim is to promote, support and present contemporary arts and to stimulate critical discussion around the arts and broader cultural issues. Providing a site for experimentation, critical analysis, discussion and debate is fundamental to its charter. PICA is known for the rigour and breadth of its artistic and education programs, high production standards and impeccable presentation. In many aspects of its operations, PICA might be understood as an incubator: providing resources, mentoring and support for both emerging and mature artists whilst promoting new and emerging ideas, forms and practices to the broader community.

The Curator is responsible for the management and presentation of PICA’s Visual Arts and associated public programs.

This is a key artistic and management position within the organisation and the successful applicant will work closely with the PICA Director to further the depth and breadth of PICA’s Visual Arts programming.

It is a complex and demanding role offering significant responsibility and a diverse, in depth engagement with the Australian and international contemporary arts sector.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful applicant will have a demonstrable knowledge of, and passion for, current contemporary art practices, significant curatorial experience, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to drive and manage a dynamic artistic program.

For further information and details about how to apply, please visit the PICA website or phone +61892286300.

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