[artinfo] Museum of Art in Public Spaces seeks curator

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Mon May 18 14:23:59 CEST 2020

Seeking curator

KOS Museum of Art in Public Spaces
Nørregade 29
4600 Køge


KOS Museum of Art in Public Spaces is looking for 
a committed, visionary curator to join our 
dedicated team in producing and promoting public 
art projects that address and involve people in 
the key issues societies face today.

KOS is currently operating with two key 
initiatives: developing the first comprehensive 
Danish presentation of public art's unique 
history - including a permanent main exhibition 
and a digital platform - as well as curating, 
producing and commissioning new permanent and 
temporary public art projects. On top of this, 
the museum produces focused, thematic exhibitions 
highlighting and debating the value public art 
generates for society.

Assignments and collaborations
As curator you will play a central role in 
furthering the development and production of 
these initiatives. Your responsibilities will 
include curating the planned permanent exhibition 
in dialogue with the museum's director, post doc 
scholar, other museum staff and external 
partners, as well as curating thematic 
exhibitions on a smaller scale and commissioning 
new public art projects.

At KOS we produce exhibitions, art commissions, 
public programmes and learning activities as a 
team. As curator you will therefore also make an 
active contribution to our public programming and 
educational activities in close collaboration 
with the museum's public programme manager, 
educational programme manager, press and 
communication officer and exhibition producer, as 
well as the new curatorial head of collections 
(to be appointed later this year).

Qualifications and experience
Documented and professional dedication to 
international public art is essential for you to 
qualify as a curator at KØS. You're a trained and 
talented concept developer with curatorial 
experience in exhibitions and art in the public 
realm. What is essential, however, is that you 
have the curatorial power necessary to join us in 
taking the field of public art-and KØS as 
Denmark's primary research centre in the 
field-forward into the future.

We also expect you to have an educational 
background in art history or related fields, and 
an extensive knowledge of contemporary art and 
especially public art.

As our colleague you can work independently, take 
the initiative and possess drive, but you're also 
good at collaborating, empathising and respecting 
other professions. We expect you to be flexible 
and thrive with creative processes where not all 
the answers are given in advance, but that as an 
experienced and skilled project manager you are 
also able to work towards goals with respect for 

What we have to offer
We offer you a unique opportunity to have an 
impact on public art in Denmark as part of a team 
that is developing apace with high ambitions and 
a lively culture for debating issues that matter. 
You will be part of a friendly and respectful 
work environment with considerate, intelligent 

About KØS
KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces is dedicated 
to researching, promoting, and debating public 
art nationally and internationally. The museum 
exhibits, produces and promotes art projects by 
national and international artists, initiates 
research that boosts the field theoretically, and 
collects and registers the material and digital 
traces of public art projects.

To request a copy of KØS' strategy for 2020-2024 
please mail to our public programme manager 
Camilla Gerhardt at: cg at koes.dk

If you have questions regarding the position 
please contact the museum's director Ulrikke 
Neergaard at 
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/vf100h9rvjcb1/track-url/cg6441cst7e5d/c3c99f1310386fe4197f372b533e5f80ff22b025>une at koes.dk 
or on T +45 30 60 06 67

Practical information
The position is 37 hours weekly with paid lunch 
breaks and flexible working hours.

The contract runs until the end of 2024, with the 
subsequent possibility of extension/ permanent 

Salary in accordance with Danish union rates for academic museum staff.

Place of work: KØS, Nørregade 29, 4600 Køge, Denmark.

Job start: July 1, 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Application deadline: 12pm noon on Friday, June 
5, 2020. Please e-mail your application and CV to 
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/vf100h9rvjcb1/track-url/cg6441cst7e5d/5727aaff6c6756988bbbe20a6e0ce4a28e447937>cg at koes.dk

We plan to interview candidates during the week 
beginning Monday June 8th, with follow-up 
interviews including an assignment the week after.

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