East Gallery Curator – Maternity Cover
Norwich University of the Arts is committed to being an inclusive community that offers equality of opportunity and enables our staff and students to flourish and succeed, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in everything that we do. We celebrate the diversity of our backgrounds, cultures and actions, promoting art and design as a catalyst of social change. As such, we are champions for the creative arts, empowering all our students to be valued and productive members of society, with ambitions to change the world
East Gallery is an exciting, city centre gallery space showcasing the best modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions are originated by Norwich University of the Arts or are the result of collaborations with national and international partners. In recent years, East Gallery has worked with a number of significant international artists such as The Singh Twins and Ryan Gander, and large lending institutions including the Arts Council Collection. We also look to showcase the work of our own vibrant and active research and academic community. The venue, programme and events, are funded by Norwich University of the Arts, and we seek to exhibit new, challenging and inspiring art, and bring artists to the region for the benefit of the students attending our University, and East Anglia.
The East Gallery Curator position holds responsibility for gallery activity in all areas. The role will involve specific coordination, curation and delivery of all exhibitions occurring at East Gallery during the period of employment, and planning and delivery of exhibition events and other related activity, such as student and schools’ workshops. The ideal candidate would have experience of working in a similar role, delivering professional exhibitions and events, and dealing with all practical and logistical matters relevant to the exhibition process. An awareness of professional standards and good practice in art handing and care, and collections management knowledge relating to delivery of temporary exhibitions (ie, necessary documentation, environmental monitoring, due diligence, GIS, data protection and intellectual property rights) would also be of advantage.
The University seeks to appoint a highly organised, professional individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will have the ability to work across multiple projects in a creative environment with exacting deadlines. You will be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative, ensuring the smooth delivery of the East Gallery programme and events. The role will require experience with artist liaison, formal contracts, loan agreements, fine art transport and insurance, research and writing, and managing all front of house activity, including staff. The role may also require some professional art handling.
As the main point of contact between all external and internal partners, you will have the ability to collaborate and decimate effectively with other key University departments including the University’s technical team, the design workshop, Estates and Marketing. You will work closely with the Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange in planning, recruiting, and selecting for the forthcoming East Gallery Fellowship programme. And, with all other external parties, acting as an enthusiastic spokesperson for the University.
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