[artinfo] Applications open for Exhibitions Curator

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	Applications open for Exhibitions Curator
May 26, 2019

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
The Netherlands

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The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is recruiting an Exhibitions Curator 
to join the artistic team and take up management responsibility.

The Van Abbemuseum is one of the first public museums for 
contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum has an 
experimental approach towards art's role in society. Openness, 
hospitality and knowledge exchange are important to us. We challenge 
ourselves and our visitors to think about art and its place in the 
world, covering a range of subjects, including the role of the 
collection as a cultural 'memory' and the museum as a public site. 
International collaboration and exchange have made the Van Abbemuseum 
a place for creative cross-fertilisation and a source of surprise, 
inspiration and agency for its visitors and users.

Exhibitions Curator is a senior post within the Van Abbemuseum. You 
are one of the public faces of the museum and will have a key 
position within the museum beside the director, managing director and 
other curators. Together, the team develops the museum's policy, 
strategies and programmes. You will be responsible for representing 
the interests of the temporary exhibitions as well as leading on 
specific exhibitions, public programmes and other activities with 
colleagues. Together with your colleagues you will contribute to a 
holistic programme in which research, the collection, temporary 
activities, exhibitions, artistic practice and an active 
collaboration with the public come together.

Van Abbemuseum strives to be an inclusive museum where the social mix 
of our city and region is reflected. The staff is committed to 
understanding what decoloniality means for a modern art museum and we 
are developing our thinking under the "demodern" rubric. We pursue 
deviant research lines and forms of constituent-led museum practice. 
More about these terms can be found online at 
as well as in the L'Internationale publications What's the Use? 
(2016) and The Constituent Museum (2018, both Valiz). As Exhibitions 
Curator you will play a key role in developing these concepts further 
in the coming years.

You are expected to be able to combine a radical, experimental 
approach with an inclusive and hospitable attitude. Familiarity and 
affiliation with discourses on the decolonial, feminism and inclusion 
are essential. The Van Abbemuseum endorses the Cultural Diversity 
Code and has set itself the goal of being a museum that reflects 
society. In the case of equal suitability, preference is given to the 
candidate who reinforces the widest diversity within our team. We 
would especially encourage applications from people of colour.

For a full job description and terms of employment please download 
the PDF via the Van Abbemuseum's website: 

If you think you are suitable for the role please send a motivation 
letter and resume 
this link before May 26, 2019. Via this link you will be redirected 
to the website of the municipality of Eindhoven. In the letter you 
should outline how your skills and experience equip you for the role.

For questions related to the position please contact Charles Esche, 
general director, via 
<mailto:c.esche at vanabbemuseum.nl?subject=Vacancy%20Curator%20Exhibitions>c.esche at vanabbemuseum.nl. 
For questions about the application process please contact Jantine 
Claus, Museum Personal Assistant, on T +31 40 238 1021.

The first interview round is scheduled on June 11 and 12 and the 
second round on June 17. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to 
conduct a profile assessment prior to the interview.

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