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London, Whitechapel Gallery, October 01, 2012
Application deadline: Jun 25, 2012

Whitechapel Gallery – Chief Curator

Background
For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class
artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock,
Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle,
Lucien Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger.
With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection
displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art
courses, dining room and bookshop, the newly expanded Gallery is open
all year round, so there is always something free to see.
The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays
a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the
continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
Role

The Chief Curator is a senior position working closely with the
Director. The successful candidate will bring a strong curatorial
vision and an engagement with new developments in art and visual
culture around the world. They will help shape the future artistic
programme, devise specific exhibitions, projects and publications; and
articulate, through public talks and writings, the ideas and issues
that inform contemporary practice. They will also be engaged with 20th
century art history from a global perspective, curating occasional
historical surveys. The Chief Curator will provide editorial guidance
for Whitechapel Gallery interpretation, publicity texts and
publications.

The Chief Curator will have responsibility for the Exhibitions
Department, working with the team on the realisation of projects with
artists, lenders and arts institutions. The post includes strategic
and senior management responsibility for the organisation and delivery
of the artistic programme, artistic liaison, production of catalogues
and limited editions.

The Chief Curator will work alongside all members of the exhibition
team, internal departments and with the professional art world to
ensure an efficient running of the exhibitions programme. They will
also contribute to enhancing the Whitechapel Gallery’s reputation as a
centre for artistic excellence and intellectual rigour.

They will administer financial budgets; support fundraising approaches;
be involved in advocacy; lead patrons’ tours; and contribute to the
delivery of the Gallery’s MA programme in Curating and Commissioning
Contemporary Art at the London Metropolitan University.

To download an application pack:
Visit www.whitechapelgallery.org
Email recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org

Please return this application pack to
recruitment@whitechapelgallery.org along with a copy of your CV.

Salary: £50,000 per annum

Deadline for applications: Midday, Monday 25 June 2012
Interviews: Mid-July 2012
Start date: October 2012

The Whitechapel Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer
and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Charity number: 312162 Company number: 4093862

Reference / Quellennachweis:
JOB: Chief Curator (London). In: H-ArtHist, Jun 9, 2012.
<http://arthist.net/archive/3452>.

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