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Job - Curator/Director, Flat Time House

Posted by April Steele • Sunday, October 30. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Deadline 2 November

Flat Time House is the former home and studio of the late British artist John Latham (1921-2006). It has been open since October 2008 for a varied programme of exhibitions and events. In addition to our public activities, we host occasional artist residencies and we have an active education programme, primarily involving Higher Education and self-led groups. The John Latham Archive is held at FTHo.

We are seeking a new Curator/Director who will respond to the unique context and history of FTHo. The Curator/Director is responsible for developing and delivering an original programme of contemporary art exhibitions and events building upon Latham’s legacy and the successes of the programme to date.

With several years’ experience in the field of contemporary visual art, candidates should demonstrate their curatorial expertise and professional network. They should have a successful track record in fundraising. Candidates need to be self-motivated and familiar with all aspects of running a small organisation, including marketing & PR, financial management, and working with partner organisations. Excellent communication skills are essential as the postholder will be in daily contact with the public, as well as with our existing partners and potential funders.

Candidates should demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the work of John Latham.

The Curator/Director is responsible for overseeing the work of the Education Officer (p-t). The work of the Curator/Director will be overseen by John Paul and Noa Latham and the Board of Trustees. The Curator/Director is required to work occasional weekends and evenings (with time in lieu).

Deadline 2 November

Please apply with a letter outlining your interest in the organisation and your suitability for the role, CV, and details of two referees. Email applications to info(at)

For further information and a copy of the job description contact Elisa Kay (current postholder) on 020 7207 4845 or elisa(at) or Jenny Latham (Trustee) at jennifer.anne.latham(at)
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Job - Assistant Curator, Serpentine Gallery, deadline October 23

Posted by April Steele • Friday, October 7. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

In anticipation of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery opening in 2012, we are currently accepting applications for an additional Assistant Curator to join the Exhibitions team. This is a fixed-term appointment for 12 months.

Working closely with the Exhibition Curators and the current Assistant Curator, this role is an integral part of the Programmes team and is involved in planning and delivering the Gallery’s exhibitions, annual architectural commission and projects. The Assistant Curator also works with the Director and Co-Director, providing research support.

The Assistant Curator also works as part of the wider Gallery team on the smooth running of the Gallery and by promoting it as one of the world’s leading modern and contemporary galleries.

This is a position that will suit a person educated to degree level within History or Art or a related field, and who has intermediate-level experience in a similar role. The successful candidate will have outstanding attention to detail, the ability to work effectively both within a team and independently, exceptional communication and organisational skills, and be able to work effectively under pressure.

Please visit to download a Job Description and Application Form.

To apply, please forward your CV and completed application form by email to jobs(at) with “Assistant Curator” in the subject line, or by post to:

Elizabeth Clayton

HR Co-ordinator

Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens

London W2 3XA

Closing date for applications: 23 October 2011

All queries should be directed to Elizabeth Clayton on 0207 361 1063. Please do not send enquiries by email.
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Job - Managing Curator, Artist Rooms, Tate Britain, deadline October 4

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, September 14. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of international contemporary art created through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts of art ever made to museums in Britain. The gift was made by Anthony d'Offay in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned and managed by National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and Tate on behalf of the nation.

The overriding aim for ARTIST ROOMS is to make world-class contemporary art available to the widest possible audience and, in particular, to engage and inspire young people with the art of our time. The ARTIST ROOMS network of Associate museums and galleries now numbers 44 organisations and the collection has been seen by some 14 million people, including visitors to Tate and NGS sites. Tate and NGS recently announced plans for the fourth successive ARTIST ROOMS tour in 2012. With continued support from the Art Fund, 2012 will see 19 new exhibitions and displays go on show at 17 Associate venues across the UK, including six Associates that are new to the project. Alongside the programme of exhibitions, the collection is growing thanks to the generosity of artists and individuals and a new Research Partnership has recently been established with a consortium comprising the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art and the Institute of Education, London.

About the role
Reporting to both Tate and NGS, and heading up the dedicated ARTIST ROOMS team, you’ll be responsible for the use, development, care, conservation and promotion of the collection. You’ll represent the collection on behalf of Tate and NGS, building and maintaining excellent relationships between the two museums, and with all partners (existing and prospective), including Anthony d’Offay, funders and Associates.

As well as developing the national tour programme, you’ll work closely with curators and Associate galleries and museums to ensure that displays and exhibitions are staged in line with the collection’s guidelines. You’ll also play an important role in overseeing the production of cataloguing information, publications and other materials relating to the collection and its use. Because of the nature of the role and the high profile of the collection, there will be lots of travel involved, with a requirement to spend at least six days per month at NGS in Edinburgh, as well as evening/weekend working.

About you
The role of Managing Curator is a complex one, demanding a breadth of skills – both managerial and curatorial. Credibility, leadership, diplomacy and impressive knowledge of modern and contemporary art are prerequisites, as is substantial curatorial experience. You should also be resilient, tactful and diplomatic, with the confidence to balance competing demands. Strong working relationships are essential to the success of ARTIST ROOMS, and you’ll be adept at building, developing and maintaining them. Above everything, you must be excited by the challenge of this demanding and rewarding job. This post is offered on a five year fixed-term contract.

Closing date: October 4, 2011

For more information and to apply, please visit
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Opportunity - Volunteer Curatorial Intern, Tate Modern, deadline September 18

Posted by April Steele • Wednesday, September 7. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with an Assistant Curator in researching and organising an upcoming exhibition at Tate Modern.

You will gain experience in general administration from the day to day duties of the Curatorial Department as well as an insight into the processes of exhibition planning and development. You will be working on the research and planning stages of a major exhibition and will contribute to the development of its concept and layout.

Throughout the internship you will be engaged in the activities outlined in the attached Role Description, however, this is not an exhaustive list.

Please note that this internship is offered as a volunteer activity and as such is understood to be outside the scope of the National Minimum Wage legislation.

For more information and to apply, please visit
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Job - Course Director, MA in Film Curating, London Consortium, deadline August 19

Posted by April Steele • Monday, July 25. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The London Consortium and the London Film School seek to appoint a Course Director for its recently-launched MA in Film Curating.

The successful applicant will have an understanding both of film programming and of the theory and practice of curating, and will be responsible for coordinating the teaching for the degree and providing support for its 20 students.

The post is a one-year appointment with a salary of £35,000.

Full details of the degree can be found at:

Please send a cv and letter of application to The London Consortium, 24 Litchfield Street, London WC2H 9NJ.

Closing date for applications is 19th August 2011.
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Opportunity - Volunteer Curatorial Intern, Tate Modern, deadline July 1

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, June 23. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

This is an opportunity where you will gain significant experience with an Assistant Curator in researching and developing a new and exciting cross-disciplinary programme at Tate Modern. Tate Modern is currently at the planning stages of a major series of events and installations and you will contribute to the development of its concept and future implementation. You will also gain experience in the general administrative, day to day duties of the Curatorial Department.

Please note that this internship is offered as a volunteer activity and as such is understood to be outside the scope of the National Minimum Wage legislation.

Ideal candidates:
• University or post-University student.
• An interest in and knowledge of contemporary and modern international art.
• Excellent administration and organizational skills and good at prioritizing tasks.
• Experience in undertaking research
• Able to use own initiative as well as work independently.
• Attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Computer literate: MS Office, MS Outlook.
• Previous experience in a museum or gallery is desirable.

A commitment to a minimum of 3 months working a minimum of 1 day per week is required.
Tate Modern has flexible working hours from 8:00 / 10:00 to 16:00 / 18:00.

Travel expenses within London (up to Zone 6 only) to Tate Modern will be reimbursed for every day you come in to the office.
During your internship you will have the opportunity to participate in some of the most exciting curatorial work nationally and internationally in a really stimulating environment. This will in turn give you a number of formal and informal learning opportunities that will assist you with your future career.

Tate is unable to make an offer of employment at the end of the programme. However, you will have a formal career development review in which we will assess what you have learned and how you can apply your new experience to further your career.

How to apply:
Please visit: to create an account by registering your details or if you are an existing user, log into your account. For all opportunities, we ask candidates to complete an online application form for the vacancy they are interested in. If you need an application form in an alternative format, please call us on 020 7887 4997. Once you have submitted your application, you can keep track of its progress by logging in to your account.

The closing date for the return of completed application forms is Friday 01 July 2011

If you are shortlisted, we will contact you to invite you for an interview. Please include your availability to attend during this period in the appropriate section of your application form.
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Job - Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, deadline June 26

Posted by April Steele • Thursday, May 26. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Curatorial department, Tate Modern is responsible for the delivery of exhibitions and displays
and for building Tate’s International Collection.

The acquisitions team within the department is responsible for Tate’s acquisition programme and
plays a leading role within Tate in researching the Collection. It contributes to the display and
exhibition programmes of all Tate sites, as well as to publications. Curators within the department
work across all Tate sites.

You can find further information about Tate on our website:

Purpose of the Job

To research and work on the acquisition of African art for the Tate Collection. To work on Tate
Modern’s programme of exhibitions and collection displays.

Main Activities/Responsibilities


Within the framework of the acquisition strategy led by the Head of Collections (International Art)
you will:
• Contribute to the formulation of acquisitions strategy in the field of modern and contemporary
International art, with particular reference to African art.
• Research and propose acquisitions, and contribute generally to the work of the team of curators
that focuses on acquisitions of International art.
• Advise the Head of Collection (International art) on developments and events in the field of
modern and contemporary African art.
• Maintain and develop an appropriate network of contacts among artists, artists’ estates, dealers,
critics, scholars and auction houses.
• Liaise with Development and build relationships with possible benefactors, and along with the
Development team manage the Africa Acquisitions Committee.
• Negotiate acquisition terms and contracts with vendors; follow internal acquisition procedures;
ensure proper liaison and communication within Tate during the acquisition process.
• Write informed and accurate texts about acquisition proposals for the Trustees and for funding
• Make presentations within Tate and to external bodies in relation to acquisitions.
• Maintain and develop awareness of art market and current valuations.

Exhibition and displays
Within the framework of the agreed programme of Tate Modern and led by the Chief Curator, Tate
Modern, you will:
• Contribute to the conception of exhibitions and collection displays.
• Contribute to Tate Modern’s international curatorial and project exchanges.
• Lead, co-ordinate and manage large and small exhibition and display project teams, as required,
to ensure smooth delivery of projects. This may involve negotiation of loans and liaison with
artists, collectors, public and private institutions, and responsibility for budgets.
• Write accessible gallery wall texts and captions.
• Write informative and scholarly texts for Tate exhibition catalogues; edit exhibition catalogues.
• Lead tours and presentations of displays and exhibitions.

Research and cataloguing
Within the context of Tate’s research programme and goals, you will:
• Follow and engage in scholarly debates about modern and contemporary International art.
• Maintain and extend expertise in your specialist areas.
• Contribute to Tate’s overall research programme, including exhibitions and displays, as required.
• Establish correct catalogue information for acquired works.
• Research works in the Collection, preparing short texts, board notes and catalogue entries and
other types of writings around the Collection as required, writing in a clear, accessible prose and
according to Tate house style.
• Present research and critical thinking about the Collection outside of Tate.
• Co-ordinate seminars.

Administration and management
To assist with the smooth running of the department and to contribute to the achievement of
departmental goals, you will:
• Act as project manager for specific projects.
• Attend Tate events.
• Supervise interns or volunteers when required.
• Line manage Assistant Curators.
• Participate in staff recruitment when required.
• Take on administration-related tasks and projects, when required.
• Provide valuations of works of art
• Give expert advice to external bodies, as required.

Person Specification

• A relevant degree and post-graduate degree in the history of art, or a related field.
• Substantial and relevant work experience in an art gallery, museum, or with a collection.
• Extensive experience of the processes involved in staging displays and exhibitions, including
managing budgets.
• Demonstrable knowledge of and practical involvement in modern and contemporary African art.
• Track record of publications.
• A high level of knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding collecting modern and
contemporary art for museums.
• Specialist knowledge of African art.
• A well-developed visual sense and understanding of issues involved in the display of works of
art in a public gallery.
• Awareness of issues of equality and cultural diversity as they affect the work of a major museum.
• An established network of contacts in the field of African art.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the capacity to lead, yet flexible enough to work well
within a team, and work collaboratively across Tate.
• Skilled negotiator with aptitude for managing different types of relationships
• Demonstrable excellence in verbal communication and presentation.
• First-class research skills.
• Excellent writing skills, including the capacity to write authoritative texts for a specialist
readership as well as accessible texts for a general public.
• Excellent organisation, planning and administrative skills, with ability to prioritise and
coordinate multiple activities to meet deadlines.
• Ability and willingness to travel and to attend out of hours functions, as required, to meet Tate’s
• An interest in and commitment to the work of Tate.

• Knowledge of at least one foreign language
• Knowledge of Tate’s Collection.
• Knowledge of the scope of UK and international collections of African art.

The closing date for the return of completed application forms is Sunday, 26 June 2011 by 5.00

To apply, please visit

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Opportunity - Internship, Barbican Centre, deadline May 18

Posted by April Steele • Friday, May 6. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Barbican is looking to recruit two interns for a three-month internship, commencing in June – September. This three-month internship offers the opportunity to gain experience of working with the curatorial team on current and future projects. We are particularly looking for German speakers on one of the projects.

To provide curatorial experience for recent graduates by assisting the curators with research on forthcoming exhibitions and publications. Interns will also gain experience by carrying out administrative tasks for same.

Examples of the daily activities that interns will be able to undertake are:
· Conducting research on artists, artworks and other related topics
· Preparing artists biographies, exhibit lists, exhibition labels and condition report forms
· Processing invoices, data entry, photocopying, filing and correspondence
· Planning late night gallery events as necessary
· Assisting with exhibition installation
· Working at Private Views

Recent graduates or post-graduates in one of the following: art history, architecture, design, curatorial studies or studio art would gain the most from these opportunities. Interns from other routes will also be considered. Candidates must have strong organisational, administrative, computer and verbal and written communication skills and be detail oriented.

To get the best experience from a placement, we recommend that interns are in the department a min of 3 days a week during the core hours of 10:00 to 18:00 for a period of three months, but we offer as much flexibility as we can. Basic travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, on Wednesday 18th May 2011

If you would like to apply for the post, please send a CV and covering letter and outline clearly which time period you are interested in to: careers (at)

Gemma Baggott
Human Resources
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
0207 638 4141 ext. 2350

No late entries shall be accepted. Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted
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Opportunity - DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship, deadline May 5

Posted by April Steele • Tuesday, April 19. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship 2011, London
Delfina Foundation (DELFINA) Fellowships
Deadline: 5th May 2011

Delfina Foundation (DELFINA) is pleased to invite applicants from the Middle East & North Africa region for the DELFINA-FICA Research Fellowship 2011, a collaboration between the Goldsmith's Department of Visual Cultures and the PhD. Program in Curatorial/Knowledge and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts).

The Research Fellowship 2011 aims to provide an opportunity for intensive research in the field of visual arts by curators and researchers who have an innovative Visual Culture project in progress, and who might benefit from the research and curatorial work that is being done by the fellowship's partner institutions in London. Priority will be given to projects that are further along in their development and engage with specific cultural and curatorial issues. Artists are welcome to apply; however this residency is largely focused on the development of critical-curatorial discourse, not singularly on artistic practice.

The partnership with the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) enables a research fellow from India to work alongside a participant from the Middle East & North Africa region supported by DELFINA. The initiative will provide opportunities for both fellows to undergo the programme t ogether, which may result in opportunities for knowledge exchange and critical discourse across the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) region. Please note that Indian participants should apply directly to FICA.

Conditions for applicants:

Currently living and working in the Middle East & North Africa region
Strongly preferred: a relevant post graduate degree
Preferred: Proven commitment/experience of curatorial work
Practical experience will also be considered, although not mandatory
Available during the autumn 2011 term and able to be released from employment or other academic involvement
Proficient in English

The 2011 recipient will receive:

A 12-week residency (September to December) in London, including one return flight to London, a bursary for per diems and basic living costs, and accommodation at DELFINA. Please note that any request for change in dates will not be accommodated.
Access to attend Goldsmith's post-graduate courses and the Curatorial/Knowledge seminars
Personal tutoring from faculty members of Goldsmiths and Iniva
An opportunity to be involved in developing research and discussion with the Iniva Curatorial team
Access to the Iniva's Stuart Hall Library and Archive
An opportunity to assist with Iniva and DELFINA's programming
Goldsmiths, Iniva and DELFINA will provide an important platform to the recipient scholar to meet fellow research scholars, artists and a network of professionals in the field of contemporary art in London

Applicants are expected to submit:

The completed application form
A 2500 word (maximum) research proposal. The title of your research paper should be included.
A statement of purpose
Recent CV/resume
Examples of relevant work (preferably two samples of published works)
* Two references

The recipient will be expected to present his/her final research paper at Goldsmiths at the end of the residency and at a discussion event hosted by one of the partners in London. A copy of the final research, along with all documentation, will be submitted to DELFINA, Iniva's Stuart Hall Library and FICA.

Closing date for applications: 5th May 2011, 17:00 GMT.
All applicants will be notified of the panel's decision by 31st May 2011.

The Delfina Foundation
29 Catherine Place, Victoria
SW1E 6DY London
tel: +44 (0)20 7233 5344
apply (at)

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Job - Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, deadline Apr 27

Posted by April Steele • Saturday, April 16. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Assistant Curator, Tate Modern
Part-time (14.4 hours/2 days per week)
Bankside, London

For full job posting please visit

Tate’s mission is to increase public knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art.
Tate Modern attracted over 5 million visitors in its first year and now plays an integral role in London’s local, regional and international cultural life. Occupying a dominant position beside the Thames, the Gallery is an important component in the chain of arts institutions on the south bank, extending from the South Bank Arts Centre and the National Theatre to the Design Museum at Tower Bridge.

The Assistant Curator co-ordinates the delivery of major exhibitions and displays at Tate Modern, ensuring appropriate and ongoing communication across departments to deliver projects successfully, within budget and to the highest standard. The Assistant Curator may also have the opportunity to propose and curate smaller scale exhibitions, projects and displays at Tate Modern as well as undertaking research in relation to the programme and acquisitions.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

- Organise temporary exhibitions at Tate Modern:
- Contribute to the curatorial development and management of exhibition and collection display projects reporting to the project leader, or on occasion where appropriate act as project leader.
- Commission and manage external contractors including artists, curators, designers, artist’s agents, sponsors, fabricators etc. for large and small-scale projects.
- Develop and refine installation layouts with the project leader and project team.
- Ensure regular liaison Tate wide according to exhibitions process.
- Undertake research for project leaders for large-scale exhibitions, including when appropriate contributions to exhibition catalogues.
- Undertake provenance research for loans requested for temporary exhibitions.
- Propose artists and projects for smaller exhibition and project strands where appropriate.
- Contribute to interpretative materials and publications for exhibition and display projects when appropriate.
- Support projects within the Tate Modern landscape and community-based projects when appropriate.
- Organise site-specific projects in Level 7 Café and Level 6 Members’ Room when appropriate.
- To maintain departmental records and answer general internal and external enquiries
- Maintain project documentation both electronically and with paper files, including minute-taking and processing invoices.
- Review files and supervise transfer material to gallery records.
- Monitor budgets and contribute to the preparation of budget estimates; log, process and track invoices.
- Provide regular updates to project leader and senior team.
- Handle requests for loans, and record data on The Museum System database (TMS).
- Liaise with tour venues for exhibitions, providing timely information and budget estimates.
- Provide lectures, gallery talks, briefings to sponsors and press, and tours and talks for VIPs and Tate advocates.
- Answer enquiries from visitors and Tate colleagues in all departmental & programme matters and act as a point of contact in the absence of the project leader.

Person Specification:
- A degree in a relevant subject, preferably art history, or equivalent.
- A broad knowledge of international twentieth century and contemporary art.
- Proven work experience in a relevant field, whether paid or voluntary.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills, including scheduling and minute taking.
- Experience of working with budgets.
- Highly organized approach to work including demonstrable ability to work under pressure and to deadline.
- Proven ability to work on a number of projects at the same time with meticulous attention to detail.
- Good writing and presentation skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively as part of team and to work collaboratively with colleagues across Tate.
- Demonstrable ability to work under own initiative as well as ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Computer literacy – ability to use word-processing, internet, email, database and spreadsheet applications to support own workload. Training in the use of the specific applications used at Tate will be provided.
- A flexible approach to work.
- An interest and commitment to the work of Tate.

- Substantial relevant work experience, preferably in a museum or gallery context.
- A post-graduate qualification in museum, gallery or curatorial studies.
- Familiarity with the Tate collection.

Completed application forms should be returned via one of the following methods:
Email: jobs (at)
Post: Human Resources Department Tate Millbank London SW1P 4RG
Fax: 0871 5941785

The closing date for the return of completed application forms is Wednesday 27 April by 5.00 pm.">">
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Job - Assistant Curator, ICA London, deadline Apr 22

Posted by Katerina Gkoutziouli • Saturday, April 16. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The ICA wishes to appoint an Assistant Curator with previous experience of working in a commercial gallery or institutional environment. You will become a part of the Creative Team working on the realisation of the ICA’s contemporary art programme. The successful candidate will have proven experience of delivering complex artist projects. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of contemporary art, an ability to work with people from all walks of life, and an understanding of artists needs. This position requires exceptional administrative and communication skills, as well as the ability to manage budgets and deliver within a given time frame.

For more information please visit the ICA website. Applications by covering letter and CV to [email protected].

Deadline for applications:22 April 2011. Interview dates to be arranged thereafter, within the week starting 25th April but to be confirmed.

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Job - Assistant Curator: turbinegeneration, Tate, deadline Apr 18

Posted by April Steele • Monday, April 11. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Post: Assistant Curator: turbinegeneration

Reference: 11008

Band: Specialist

Department: Learning

Contract: Fixed Term until 31 March 2013

Hours: 28.8 hours per week over 4 days

Reporting to: Curator turbinegeneration and International Schools Projects

Location: Bankside, London

Background: The aim of Tate is to increase public awareness, understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 16th century to the present day, and of international modern and contemporary art. Tate’s mission statement is core to the Learning Department and its purpose, we offer a range of experiences that develop deeper understanding, knowledge and engagement with art and that have enjoyment at their heart.

The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration: Turbinegeneration is a unique programme managed by Tate and sponsored by Unilever. It is the learning project associated with the Unilever Series and connects schools, galleries, cultural institutions and artists from across the world through a social media platform. Schools and colleges register to collaborate with an international partner and explore their cultures and exchange their artwork online, whilst galleries, cultural institutions and artists use it to promote their work and make international connections.

You can find further information about Tate at

Purpose of the Job: To provide logistical, administrative and web support to members of the turbinegeneration community and to ensure that the programme is delivered on time, to budget and to a high standard.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:
· Be the first point of contact for all external and internal enquiries for the turbinegeneration programme, including advice on using the Drupal based website.
· Approve website content in consultation with the turbinegeneration Curator, including: registrations, comments and providing support to maintain active partnerships on the site.
· Provide general administrative support to the turbinegeneration team including travel arrangements, diary co-ordination, translation of learning resources and clearing copyright on images.
· Liaise with other departments to ensure the smooth running of internal services (including room bookings and technical set-up).
· Support the Curator to monitor the programme budget.
· Assist in the delivery of the project and co-ordination of artists workshops in the UK and internationally.
· Organise and make arrangements for international and UK projects in support of the turbinegeneration Curator.
· Contribute to and support the development of the turbinegeneration project alongside the turbinegeneration Curator, including: providing information and statistics for the sponsor and external evaluation agency as required, developing ideas for activities and resources.

Person Specification:
· A degree or equivalent in art, education or related subject.
· Proven experience of having worked in an education setting, art gallery or museum.
· Demonstrable experience of having worked on International online learning projects involving schools, teachers, artists and galleries.
· Proven experience using social media as a tool for learning and developing audiences.
· Demonstrable interest in international modern and contemporary art.
· Highly developed administration skills, experience of reviewing and setting up efficient administrative systems
· Proven experience of project co-ordination, including the ability to co-ordinate people and monitor budgets.
· Articulate and be able to communicate clearly and confidently both in one-to-one and group situations.
· Able to communicate clearly in writing, eg e-mails, e-bulletins, able to tailor written style and language appropriately.
· High degree of computer literacy – knowledge of Windows based applications and Drupal based content management systems: able to use word-processing, database, spreadsheet, simple html for updating text on the web, online evaluation, Internet and email applications.
· Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise a wide range and high volume of activities and use available resources to ensure tasks are completed accurately and to deadline.
· Able to work on own initiative, anticipate issues and find effective solutions.
· A mutually supportive and collaborative team working style.
· An understanding of the principles of equality and diversity in relation to learning and the ability to apply these in practice at work.
· An interest in and commitment to the work of Tate.

Pay and Benefits: This appointment is offered on a part-time fixed-term contract until 31 March 2013.

Working Hours: Normal working hours for this post are 28.8 hours per week.

Salary:The starting salary for this post will be £22,900 per annum (ie pro rata to £18,320 per annum). A review of pay is undertaken annually at Tate through negotiation with the recognised trade unions. Any increases to individual salaries, will be subject to the terms of Tate’s annual pay settlement and
will be applied from 1 April.

For further information please visit

Completed application forms should be returned via one of the following methods:

Email: jobs (at)

Human Resources Department
London SW1P 4RG

Fax: 0871 5941785

The closing date for the return of completed application forms is Monday, 18 April 2011 by 5pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 18 May 2011.
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Opportunity: Crossover: Collections and Archives

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Saturday, December 18. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
How can the stories and histories, the hidden gems and treasures contained within archives, museum, library and gallery collections inspire innovative uses of digital media? Do you have the skill and imagination to devise crossplatform or transmedia projects that can engage new audiences, making archives and collections accessible using IPTV, the web, mobile or other platforms?

The Wellcome Trust and Crossover Labs are delighted to invite curators, archivists, archive rights holders and producers with experience in film or television, social media, web design, games, mobile and location based services to participate in an intensive 5 day ‘creative lab' with a specific focus on developing innovative digital projects inspired by archives or museum and gallery collections.

Crossover: Collections and Archives will bring curators and archivists together with creative professionals from diverse disciplines to share understanding of a rapidly changing mediascape, to form new interdisciplinary collaborations and generate ideas for projects.

The Lab will provide a space for exploration and development, a unique opportunity to forge meaningful partnerships capable of creating new kinds of access to archive material. As well as producers with a background in film and television, we are particularly interested in attracting applications from writers with experience in fiction and drama, as well as games developers.

Date: 16 January 2011 to 22 January 2011
Venue: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London, UK

For further information please contact Tom Gatis - tom -at- and visit the Crossover website.

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Opportunity: Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, October 27. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open is a new opportunity for independent curators and arts professionals. As its name suggests, the Open invites professionals from creative fields to propose ideas for exhibitions and projects to be produced in July and August 2011, as part of the Zabludowicz Collection’s programme at 176 Prince of Wales Road, one of London’s foremost spaces for contemporary art.

The first stage of proposals asks applicants to familiarise themselves with the Collection’s ethos and holdings by using online resources available on the Collection’s website and to propose a project to be realised during the six weeks between 7 July – 14 August 2011, with an accompanying publication and programme of events.

A shortlist of ten projects will be selected in January 2011 by a panel composed of Lisa Le Feuvre, James Lingwood, Mark Rappolt and Anita Zabludowicz. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to develop their proposals. In February 2011, up to four curators will be invited to realise their projects at 176 Prince of Wales Road in July-August 2011.

To be eligible, entrants must have previously realised at least two exhibitions or projects with contemporary artists or art, which were open to the public, and must be over 21 years of age. They can be from any creative background; in fact we are keen to encourage cross-disciplinary proposals and new ways of approaching the Zabludowicz Collection. Applicants can find more information, and download the application pack, on the Zabludowicz Collection website.

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Opportunity: Starting Point (for new graduates in the UK)

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, July 22. 2010 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Starting Point

An Opportunity for two new curators

The Contemporary Art Society, with Southampton City Art Gallery, are inviting proposals from curating and museum studies students from across the UK (must have graduated between 2008 - 2011). Starting Point will offer two curators the opportunity to select a small cluster of works from the collection to be installed as pasrt of Southampton City Art Gallery's public programme in 2011.

Arguably the most outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art outside of London, Southampton City Art Gallery have generously offered their support in provinding access to the collection for this great opportunity for new curators.

As a way of responding we are asking that proposals take the collection of artist film at Southampton as an initial Starting Point. We are looking for proposals that demonstrate a dynamic and new approach to thinking about the collection at Southampton City Art Gallery and should be clear in their approach, while being sensitive to the conditions of the collection.

To apply for the opportunity, please submit a CV and short proposal (around 300 words) outlining your project to: robert -at-

Application deadline 6th September 2010

For more information, including details on the collections, visit the CAS website.
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