WORK WITH US: Curator and Manager of Public Programs and Education

Posted on 09 March 2015 in News
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This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced curator of interpretation, education and public engagement initiatives to work with a small team on Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event. Download the Information Package for more information. Applications close at midnight on Friday, 20 March 2015.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Curator and Manager of Public Programs and Education will lead the development and direction of the Biennale’s education and public engagement activities to facilitate access to and understanding of contemporary art, artists and biennale exhibitions. The position will be responsible for meeting the needs of the Biennale’s diverse audiences through programming, working throughout the Biennale cycle to develop a focused schedule of talks, tours, performances, lectures, publications and events. This includes the development of non-exhibition year programming such as symposia, visiting curator talks and education programs

The position will be responsible for curating a diverse range of events, programs and situations ranging from discursive and writing programming to performances and artist workshops. The role will also manage the development of the Biennale’s outreach, access and community engagement programming strands. The role works closely with the public program staff of the Biennales’ Principal Venue Partners to conceptualise and deliver a synthesised program across the exhibition.

Applications marked ‘Confidential’ and addressing the selection criteria must be received by midnight on Friday, 20 March 2015. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter;
  • responses to each selection criteria;
  • a current CV; and
  • the names and daytime contacts of at least two (2) professional referees.

Forward to:

Ben Strout, Chief Executive Officer

or post, marked ‘Confidential’ to:

Ben Strout
Chief Executive Officer
Biennale of Sydney
Level 4, The Arts Exchange
10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW 2000

*This position replaces the previously advertised role of Public Programs and Education Manager.

Image: Roni Horn, Nine Liquid Incidents, 2010–12, solid cast glass, nine units 45.5 x 91.5 cm (diameter) each. Installation view of the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Courtesy Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul. The presentation of this project was made possible through the generous support of Simon and Catriona Mordant. Photograph: Sebastian Kriete