March 21, 2009 - Nottingham Contemporary - Seeking a Curator of Public Programmes
March 21, 2009

Seeking a Curator of Public Programmes

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Richard Hamblin

Is seeking a Curator of Public Programmes
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 14 April

Nottingham Contemporary is seeking a
Curator of Public Programmes
Salary 26 – 28K

Nottingham Contemporary, opening at the end of 2009 in an outstanding new building by Caruso St John, will be one of the largest and most ambitious centres for contemporary art in the U.K. We have both an international outlook and a strong sense of local purpose. We are now seeking a Curator of Public Programmes, a key role in our developing, enthusiastic team.

The postholder will lead on devising and delivering Nottingham Contemporary’s programme of discursive activities, including talks, seminars, symposia and related publishing initiatives in print and online. We aim to draw out the connections between contemporary art and a wide range of intellectual fields, in collaboration with artists, writers, university colleagues and our audiences. We see this as a means of examining art’s social relevance. We want a public programme that is engaging and ambitious, that takes a creative approach to its formats, and that opens onto inspiring worlds of ideas. Besides four beautiful galleries, Nottingham Contemporary has a study centre, education space and an auditorium, which will become home to much of our public programme.

Nottingham has a large student population and we are building close links with the universities in the city. The Curator of Public Programmes will have a particular responsibility for developing exciting work with colleagues from the higher education sector and for developing student participation in our programme.

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art, as well as enthusiasm for a wide range of knowledge areas. Familiarity with other art forms is also desirable. We are looking for someone with initiative and a commitment to dialogue and collaboration. He or she will be an excellent communicator, in person and in writing, able to work closely with practitioners and specialists, and inspire audiences of various kinds. He or she will have a lively and creative intellect, as well as strong organisational skills.

The Curator of Public Programmes will work closely with the Director, Alex Farquharson, and Head of Education, Kelly Worwood, as well as other colleagues in the Exhibitions and Education teams. The position is offered full time on a two year contract.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 14 April. The application form and further details can be found on

Nottingham Contemporary is funded by Arts Council England and Nottingham City Council. Nottingham Contemporary is an equal opportunities employer.

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