Call for Artistic Director

Call for Artistic Director

Centro Cultural de Belém

Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal.

July 14, 2023
Call for Artistic Director

Application deadline: August 31, 2023
Centro Cultural de Belém
Praça do Império
1449-003 Lisbon
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A full-time position.

The Museum of Contemporary Art MAC/CCB in Lisbon, Portugal, will open its doors on October 28 with the presentation of the collections in deposit—the Berardo Collection, the Ellipse Collection, and the Teixeira de Freitas Collection, as well as a solo exhibition by the Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere.

It is a very important moment of affirmation of the multiple valences of the Centro Cultural de Belém, allowing the dialogue between the visual arts, architecture, and performing arts.

The MAC/CCB will therefore be a museum in which the dialogue between the various artistic typologies is based on the variety of contemporary art practices, providing historical views and mapping the insights of today’s artists.

Two pillars will structure the museum’s lines of action: its understanding, not only as a repository of collections, but the understanding that the Museum is a service provided to the public that visits it, with a strong focus on mediation and education processes; and the view that the contemporary is what operates in the present—which implies looking to the past to better understand ourselves.

Candidate profile
–Higher education. It is valued a Ph.D. in Art History, Curatorship, Museology, and/or Art Theory
–Proven curatorial experience in an international environment
–Management experience in a museological or exhibition institution in which the candidate has had functions involving team management
–Strategic vision toward the construction of an ambitious national and international program
–Good knowledge of the Portuguese art scene
–Communication and leadership skills

–Define and propose an annual schedule
–Coordinate the Museum’s team and budget in conjunction with the CCB structure
–Manage the different collections in deposit in conjunction with the CCB collection
–Establish national and international contacts and collaboration projects
–Promote actions and initiatives in the field of Visual Arts, but also in the field of Architecture and other artistic expressions, promoting the intersection between artistic genres, which the CCB advocates

Application documents
–Curriculum Vitae
–Strategic vision for 2024–2026
–Motivation letter and other documentation considered relevant

–Until August 31: Submission of application and documentation
–September/October 2023: Interview stage
–December 2023: Announcement of the selected application

–Documents shall be sent in PDF format
–Applications must be sent to drh [​at​]

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