Deveron Arts’ is a contemporary arts organisation based in Huntly, a small market town (pop. 4000) in the north east of Scotland. Deveron Arts works with the history, context and identity of the town.

Shadow Curator Internship is a unique training opportunity for young curators which allows for critical engagement and own project development within a given context. Deveron Arts is inviting young curators with a keen and proven interest in working with social engagement and community collaboration to be in residence for six months at a time. The Shadow Curator Intern will be involved in all facets of daily operations and will be a vital part of the Deveron Arts team.

Salary: £10,000 (pro rata) + accommodation in Huntly
Duration: Six months, October 2012 – March 2013
To download an application pack: http://www.deveron-arts.com/news-events/

Task description:
Assistance in Curating
• To assist the Director in programming
• To contribute with ideas, advice and critique
• Active networking locally and further afield
Hands on project assistance with all Deveron Arts projects
• Maintenance and update of project archives and reports
• Maintenance and development of Deveron Arts’ social networking
• Booking venues
• Arranging meetings with the community
• Liaising with community groups and members
• Active role in developing the Town Collection
Assistance with Marketing
• Assistance in the development and maintenance of website
• Assistance in Advertising
• Upkeep of data base

Requirements – essential:
• excellent administrative skills
• excellent drafting skills
• excellent IT handling skills
• be a good team worker, while having a strong ability to work on own initiative
• ability to work unsocial hours
• a keen interest in developing a career in socially engaged / collaborative curatorial practice

Requirements – desired:
• ability to relate and work well with people from all walks of life, in particular Deveron Arts’ main clients: artists of all disciplines and people living in the rural locality
• welcoming and assisting attitude towards artists and any other guests
• affinity and experience with the visual and other art forms
• The programme for 2012/13 looks at the notion of hospitality and hosting through slow travel, in particular ‘walking’. An interest in walking would be of advantage.

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