Job Opening – Curator (09/2012)
Royal Academy of Arts
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Curator – Exhibitions Department
Salary £40,000 plus attractive benefits
The Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions, famous for its world class exhibitions including Van Gogh, Anish Kapoor and David Hockney. Its purpose is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. Its public programme promotes the creation, study and enjoyment of art to a wide range of audiences through exhibitions, education and debate.
An exciting and rare opportunity for an exceptional individual has arisen to join the Academy’s Exhibitions team as a Curator.
The successful candidate will have extensive and varied curatorial experience, gained ideally within a prominent arts institution. Drawing upon an established network of contacts, they will be a skilled operator, experienced with all aspects of the exhibition’s life cycle from idea generation, financial viability, working with external guest curators, and sourcing and negotiating loan arrangements through to its implementation and the provision of lectures and seminars, so realising the ambitions of the Academy’s exhibitions programme.
They will have a solid History of Art background, ideally knowledgeable in the Old Master period, with fluency in an additional European language. Specialists are welcome to apply but will be expected to work on a wide variety of exhibitions. Well presented, articulate and confident with a creative flair, they will possess well-honed organisational and communications skills to build effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders. A strong and experienced people manager, who is able to delegate effectively, they will supervise the work of junior curatorial staff and volunteers, and identify personal development opportunities for the team.
Closing date for applications: 19 September 2012
Interviews to be held: 27 & 28 September 2012
For full details and an application form, see http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers/curator,2245,AR.html