[artinfo] 2 Curators, Aalto University

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Thu Sep 20 15:53:20 CEST 2018

Aalto University Art and Creative Practices is looking for

for a 2-year-period beginning in January 2019.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers 
where science and art meet technology and 
business. We are committed to identifying and 
solving grand societal challenges and building an 
innovative future. Aalto University has six 
schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 
400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo 
and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University is seeking applicants for two 
full-time curator positions, for a period of 
two-years, for the university galleries and 
exhibition spaces associated with the Art and 
Creative Practices (ACP), one of the core 
elements of Aalto. At Aalto University, ACP is 
responsible for engaging artistically and 
creatively the entire university, across 
disciplines and schools, and includes numerous 
display venues for artworks, artifacts, and other 
materials (see showcase.aalto.fi).

Main duties and responsibilities

The curators' will work collaboratively within a 
larger working group dedicated to sharing and 
co-creating transdisciplinary artworks, projects, 
and events. The content is developed in 
relationship to the changing demands of the 
university and society, the curatorial and 
cultural fields, and regional, and global 
stakeholders. We put an emphasis on developing 
ways to promote educational thinking in an open 
conversational and dialogic manner, and create a 
vibrant environment for different communities to 
experience a variety of perspectives.


The successful candidates will have strong 
knowledge of, and experience in the curatorial 
field, exhibition installation and management. 
They will have excellent communication skills 
(verbal and written) in English and independent 
working skills. Priority will be given to 
candidates who demonstrate a clear interest in 
working across and through different disciplines, 
fields of study, and areas of knowledge. 
Additionally, it is highly desirable that the 
candidates have skills in event and exhibition 
promotion and documentation, website maintenance, 
and engagement with social media.


To apply for the position, please submit your application in English containing

1.	Cover letter
2.	Curriculum Vitae
3.	Two reference letters, including contact 
information and signature of the referees

Please submit your application through the Aalto 
University eRecruitment system no later than, 
October 5th, 2018 (Finnish time UTC +3 during 
daylight saving time). The link to the 
eRecruitment system ('Apply for this job') can be 
found at the bottom of the page.

Salary and place of work

The salary is determined based on experience and 
qualifications according to the salary system of 
Aalto University. The position is located in 
Helsinki metropolitan area.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact 
Professor Bassam El Baroni, firstname.lastname 
(at) aalto.fi, or in recruitment process related 
questions HR-coordinator Elina Säkki-Anttila 
elina.sakki at aalto.fi

Aalto University reserves the right for justified 
reasons to leave the position open, to extend the 
application period and to consider candidates who 
have not submitted applications during the 
application period.

For more information on Art and Creative 
Practices at Aalto University: see 

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