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JOB | UK | Commercial Enterprises Manager | Turner Contemporary – 25 May 2016

Turner Contemporary is a not-for-profit art gallery in the vibrant seaside town of Margate, showcasing contemporary and historical art in new and dynamic ways. For the position of Commercial Enterprises Manager, the successful candidate will be a highly driven individual with excellent communication skills and experience of growing a business with a strong commercial outlook and a proven track record of delivering results in a not for profit environment. The ideal candidate will be tasked with identifying and helping to grow new and existing revenue streams to help ensure the long term stability of the gallery. He/she will play a leadership role and develop and deliver a commercial business plan, working with colleagues to implement and deliver it to ensure Turner Contemporary’s ongoing sustainability. He/she will bring experience of building internal and external relationships and have strong project management. The ability to take the initiative and work under pressure is essential. To apply, please download and use the application form provided. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Online | Call for Proposals | Project Anywhere – 1 September 2016

Project Anywhere is a global exhibition model in which the role of curator is replaced with the type of peer review model typically endorsed by a refereed journal. Emphasising artistic projects undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere is dedicated to the evaluation and dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Significantly, Project Anywhere is not an online exhibition space but rather a vehicle for pointing toward art located elsewhere in space and time. All proposals submitted to Project Anywhere’s global exhibition programme are double blind reviewed by four artist academics of international standing. Project Anywhere accepts proposals from artists and researchers working anywhere in the world. MORE HERE


JOB | Salem | Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research | Peabody Essex Museum – apply as unspecified

The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a highly talented Assistant Curator to join PEM’s Exhibition Research and Publishing Team on a temporary basis for 2+ years. The position supports PEM curator of Chinese and East Asian Art in developing exhibitions, researching collections, managing and implementing curatorial aspects of exhibitions and their related publications, and interpretive materials. The successful candidate collaborates across museum departments with collection services, registration, and exhibition planning, conservation and others on a variety of projects. The Assistant Curator must have a minimum of two years’ experience in a curatorial setting, preferably in an art museum, and experience coordinating multiple projects at one time. The ability to work independently and strong project and time management skills are required as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships across several departments. MORE HERE


JOB | Brooklyn | Education Coordinator | The Brooklyn Museum – apply as unspecified

The Academic Programmes Coordinator oversees Brooklyn Museum collaborations with institutions of higher learning, develops relationships with local colleges and universities, co-creates customised tours with college professors, and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic collaborators. S/he oversees a variety of programmes for college and graduate students including the professor’s open house, college social programmes, academic symposia and Student Guide programme. The candidate must have a minimum of two years of experience teaching with objects and leading tours for adults ages 16 and older in a museum or other relevant arts environment. The Academic Programmes Coordinator organises and implements a variety of public programmes for adult audiences that interpret the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. MORE HERE


JOB | Hong Kong | Assistant Gallery Manager | Galerie Ora-Ora – Apply as unspecified

Galerie Ora-Ora is a research-based Asian contemporary fine art gallery specialising in Contemporary Ink and sculptures. They are looking to fill a position of Assistant Gallery Manager to oversee the responsibilities of: building and maintaining relationship with existing and new clients; assisting directors to formulate exhibition and sales strategies; developing and executing communication and marketing plans; and assisting with curatorial planning and artist management. The ideal candidate should have strong language skills in written and spoken English, Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as a keen interest in Chinese contemporary art and the current art market. Interested parties should apply with resume, cover letter and expected salary to: MORE HERE


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JOB | Hong Kong | Conservator, Paper | West Kowloon Cultural District – 13 May 2016

A cornerstone of the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture, and moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond. Reporting to the Senior Conservator, the Conservator, Paper will be an integral part of a growing conservation team that will be responsible for contributing to the preservation of the M+ collection by participating in a wide range of traditional conservation activities such as producing condition reports and treatment proposals, providing expert opinions on the condition of proposed acquisitions and works planned for loans and exhibition, conducting environmental monitoring and IPM, and ensuring preventive maintenance necessary for paper-based works in the collection. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Upper Austria | Call for Projects | Festival of Regions – 13 May 2016

The Festival of Regions is one of the most famous and high-profile festivals for contemporary art and culture in Austria. Beyond urban conurbations and art centres, every two years it explores and conquers a region or location in Upper Austria. With the theme Uninvited Guests the Festival of Regions is dedicating itself to aspects of fleeing, of hospitality and hostility, of fluctuation, arrival and remaining as well as the cultural approach to them. In the process it raises questions of a shared and communal future and the confrontation with new “neighbourhoods of differences”. Project proposals are welcome from all artistic fields and genres. MORE HERE


JOB | Los Angeles | Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts | Fowler Museum at UCLA – 14 May 2016

The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks an experienced, creative and team-oriented Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts who has extensive knowledge of the arts of the region, including traditional genres (sculpture, textiles and basketry, among others) and popular and contemporary expressions, and who will have direct responsibility over museum programming and collections in these areas. This position reports to the Chief Curator and participates directly in the Fowler’s exhibition development team. The incumbent will also oversee exhibition projects proposed by guest curators and borrowed from other institutions that are related broadly to the arts of Asia and the Pacific. MORE HERE


JOB | Brooklyn | Studio Assistant | Pierre Huyghe Studio – 15 May 2016

Pierre Huyghe Studio seeks a personal assistant to the artist, with responsibilities including: checking and drafting emails, updating calendar and make travel arrangements, overseeing inventory of office supplies and necessary equipment, etc. The ideal candidate should have an Undergraduate degree in a related field and an interest in Contemporary art. He/she should be highly organised and versatile, demonstrate excellent communication skills and attention to details, be familiar with Mac, Photoshop and SketchUp, and be fluent in French (knowledge of Spanish is a plus). Interested parties should send resume and brief introduction to


INTERNSHIP | Multiple Locations | International Fellowship 2016-2017 | Guggenheim Museum – 15 May 2016

The Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship 2016-2017. This unique multi-site ten-month fellowship provides an opportunity to train in the Curatorial, Education and Registration Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site. The fellowship offers exposure to the operational structure of the multinational museum, as well as rigorous practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the curatorial field. Each fellow receives funding of USD30,000 (subject to taxes). Doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. To be eligible, candidates must have fluency in spoken and written English, Spanish and Italian. MORE HERE


INTERNSHIP | New York | Gallery Internship | JanKossen Contemporary – 15 May 2016

JanKossen Contemporary is located in Chelsea since December 2014. Their programme consists of national and international emerging and mid-career artists, who work within the abstract, conceptual genre. The gallery is looking for an intern to assist in all aspects of gallery administration related to gallery openings. Focus is on PR including press release writing and press liaison, database upkeep for new artworks, contact/mailing list, website maintenance and social media. This is a terrific hands-on opportunity to learn about the nuts and bolts of running a gallery. The gallery requires a minimum of three months commitment of at least three days a week including every other Saturday. They also offer a daily stipend to cover transport and lunch. Applicants fluent in a second language such as French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean or Chinese are welcome. MORE HERE


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