[artinfo] cubitt gallery curator

Veszely Be ta veszelyb at axelero.hu
Mon Oct 31 20:24:37 CET 2005


Cubitt Gallery is now recruiting for it's next curator, position to start in
March 2006.  If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, or know
anyone who would be interested in applying please refer to our website where
application forms are available.  Deadline for applications is November
18th, interviews on the 2nd December. More information follows:

 JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Curator Bursary for a fixed-term of 18 months
Dates:  March 2006 - August 2007
Organisation: Cubitt Artists Limited
Pay: £7,500 for the full term
Hours: Flexible
Reports to: Cubitt Gallery Committee, Board of Trustees

PURPOSE OF THE POST
 The curator will be appointed to develop and run the programme for a fixed
period of 18 months. The person appointed will be expected to play a leading
role in the strategic development of the gallery and to ensure that shows
are delivered to a high standard. The curator will work closely with
artisrs, the administrator, funders, designers, and will report to the
Gallery Committee (comprised of Cubitt Artists' Members) and The Board of
Trustees. We hope that this will allow Cubitt to raise and develop its
profile and ambition while still remaining an artist-run space.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 Management
The curator will work closely with the administrator and gallery committee
selected from Cubitt members. The gallery committee has an advisory role and
will support the curator in the development and implimentation of his/her
programme.

Organisation
To develop a complete gallery programme for 18 months including exhibitions,
talks, events, web-site projects, publications and associated activities. To
work with artists, galleries, institutions and designers to ensure that
exhibitions are delivered on time, on budget and to a high standard. To
develop budgets for each activity in conjunction with the administrator.
Negotiate loans, transport, packing and documentation of work and
exhibitions with support from the administrator and gallery committee. To
carry out the responsibilites of the post having regard to the
organisation's Equal Opportunities and Cultural Diversity policies.

Fundraising
To research new funding possibilities and continue relationships with
existing funding bodies (including Arts Council, local authorities,
partnerships, etc.) To write funding applications in conjunction with the
administrator and gallery committee To obtain sponsorship for exhibitions

Marketing
To promote Cubitt's programme and raise awareness of the gallery's
existence, contributing to an already existing network of similar
organisations, nationally and internationally by press releases and
publicity material. To represent the gallery at internal and external
meetings and to maintain and develop contacts at local, regional and
national level.

Bursary
The curator is not a paid position, but will receive a bursary for the
amount of £7,500

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Job Title: Curator Bursary for a fixed-term of 18 months
Dates:  March 2006 - August 2007
Organisation: Cubitt Artists Limited
Pay: £7,500 for the full term
Hours: Flexible
Reports to: Cubitt Gallery Committee, Board of Trustees

EXPERIENCE
 Educated to a degree level with a minimum of one year curatorial experience
in a relevant role, either within an art institution, gallery, artist-run
space or as a freelance curator, preferably with exhibitions/events/talks
curated independently and/or as a member involved with either collaborative
or group projects. Some written experience is also desirable.

KNOWLEDGE
 Excellent awareness of contemporary visual art and culture, both nationally
and internationally. Knowledge of independent exhibition spaces in London
and their funding strategies, including application procedures.
Understanding the principal of Equal Opportunities and understanding of
London's cultural diversity. Knowledge of a broad range of curatorial
strategies and current trends within the discipline. Familiar with past and
current art journals, magazines, fanzines and newsletters, their editors,
critics and writers.

SKILLS/ABILITIES
 Project Management Ability to manage a varied workload by setting and
achieving targets. Ability to work as team member with the administrator and
gallery committee. Ability to manage projects and oversee their planning and
completion in all stages. Familiarity with copyright issues.

Communication
Ability to communicate effectively and relate to a wide range of people
(artists, administrator, members, funding authorities, board members,
critics, other curators and possibly lending bodies). Ability to present
information and ideas relating to the programme with clarity and cohesion.
Knowledge of marketing (strategic and operational) and the ability to
publicise the gallery's activities in order to increase visitor figures and
use of the facilities. Ability to secure press coverage for exhibitions and
events, including the ability to write effective copy.

Staff Management
Ability to work closely with the administrator and gallery committee and
with extra staff or technicians necessary for installing exhibitions.

IT Skills
Ability to use MS Windows, MS Office packages, the Internet and E-mail.


 CUBITT
Gallery and Studios
8 Angel Mews
London N1 9HH
T +44 (0)20 7278 8226
F +44 (0)20 7278 2544
info at cubittartists.org.uk



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