June 30, 2007 - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) - Announces Two New Positions
June 30, 2007

Announces Two New Positions

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing Announces Two New Positions

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art seeks Head of Educational Programs and Head of Public Programs.

The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) aims to become China’s most comprehensive center for contemporary art, providing a platform for exhibitions, education and dialogue to further the development of contemporary art in China and abroad. We are currently recruiting for the following two positions: Head of Educational Programs and Head of Public Programs.
HEAD OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Head of Educational Programs will develop and implement educational programs, including school and youth programs, on-site family and adult programs and classroom outreach activities that make full use of the museum’s resources to build lasting community engagement. Working in conjunction with the Public Programming and Curatorial Departments, as well as the Ullens Center library, the Head of Educational Programs will be responsible for ensuring that the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art fulfills its educational mission to the fullest extent possible, creating programs that connect a broad audience to contemporary art. Duties include working closely with teachers, students and administrators in Beijing schools and regional universities to create and deliver innovative programs that enrich community learning and expand institutional outreach; developing relevant resources and study packs for school projects; coordinating and/or providing teaching, lectures and guided tours; preparing support material for exhibitions. Administrative duties include managing departmental budget and overseeing departmental staff, interns and volunteers.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in education, museum education or related field required; master’s degree strongly preferred. Must have at least two years managerial experience in educational programming, preferably in a museum, cultural institution or educational setting. Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) required. Successful candidates will have experience in staff and budget management; excellent organizational, interpersonal, public speaking and writing skills; knowledge of diverse learning styles; the ability to write clear, accurate and stimulating copy for exhibitions and educational materials/publications aimed at non-specialist audiences across a wide range of ages and abilities, and a strong interest in contemporary art.
HEAD OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Working with Artistic Director and the Curatorial Team, the Head of Public Programs will develop and implement a creative and dynamic international events program, taking responsibility for at least 20 events per year out of a total program of 30-50 events annually. These will include an academically-focused series of lectures, seminars, workshops and related events, targeted for a Chinese audience and presented at Beijing’s leading contemporary arts institution. Working with the Assistant Curator of Public Programs, s/he will take responsibility for budget, partner liaison, promotional material, logistics management, government approvals, program administration, receptions and functions, travel arrangements, maintenance of financial records and evaluation of each project. Expanding his or her existing network of art professionals, the Head of Public Programs will also identify and initiate partnerships with cultural organizations in China and abroad.
Qualifications:
Significant curatorial experience required. Must be familiar with the breadth of international contemporary culture and have an interest in the development of Chinese contemporary arts. Should have the ability to develop original thematic events; organize international forums and seminars; write materials for publications; undertake speaking engagements; and collaborate with other departments. Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) required.
TO APPLY:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and two reference letters* by August 3, 2007 to Colin Chinnery: colin.chinnery@ullens-center.org

*Please provide full contact details for referees. To qualify as referee, he/she must be a person who you have worked with for at least one year.

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