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JOB | Brisbane | Curatorial Manager, Australian Art | Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) – 14 April 2017

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is Queensland’s premier visual arts institution and a major cultural destination for Queensland. Located on the South Bank of the Brisbane River, as part of a unique and thriving Cultural Precinct, QAGOMA’s strategic vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. QAGOMA is seeking a candidate to lead the Australian Art curatorial department by providing strategic and conceptual direction for the department, its exhibitions, collection development and research. The successful candidate will be a key member of a dynamic and creative senior management team and enhance access to the collection through the delivery of exhibitions, publications and involvement in programming. The candidate’s leadership will bring out the best in his/her team and colleagues who share the same passion, specialist knowledge and art museum expertise. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Brooklyn | Call for Curators | A.I.R. Gallery – 21 April 2017

A.I.R. Gallery invites curators to submit proposals for their next CURRENTS exhibition that will take place between 4 January and 4 February 2018. CURRENTS began in 2010 as a timely and innovative biennial exhibition programme, and addresses contemporary issues that warrant expanded critical attention in the art world. Proposals should describe an original concept for a group exhibition that can be aligned with the mission of A.I.R. Gallery, and refer to its relevance today. The proposal should not include a selection of artists, but should only focus on the concept of the exhibition and its importance for the institution and the audience. The selection of works will be made from a subsequent open call for artists after the curator has been selected. A.I.R. Gallery will publish a catalogue of the exhibition, which will include images of the artwork and a written essay from the selected curator. A stipend will be available. MORE HERE


JOB | Boston | Department Chair, Art of Asia | Museum of Fine Arts Boston – apply by unspecified

The MFA’s Asian art collection covers the creative achievement of more than half the world’s population since 4000 BC. The collection of more than 100,000 objects includes paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, and other art forms from Japan, China, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world. The Chair will lead in developing the artistic vision of the Art of Asia department, and the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution’s Strategic Plan, and which deliver on its commitment to audience engagement. The Chair will work collaboratively with other curators and colleagues to achieve departmental initiatives and institutional strategic goals. MORE HERE


JOB | Hong Kong | Head of Research | Asia Art Archive – apply by unspecified

The Head of Research is responsible for articulating and strengthening AAA’s role as a platform for new research, knowledge and ideas. The Head of Research works with the Executive Director to set research and content priorities in line with AAA’s vision and the wider context of the field, while driving projects against this framework. The individual builds AAA’s networks, engages leading professionals, and expands and sustains institutional partnerships. As a key voice within the arts community, the Head of Research takes a macro view of the field and develops innovative approaches to strengthen ‘research infrastructures’, including research grants and tools. In addition, the Head of Research helps the Executive Director to develop long-term organisational strategies, including budgeting, to strengthen the team and institution. MORE HERE


JOB | Beijing | Marketing & Media Coordinator | Red Gate Gallery – apply by unspecified

Red Gate gallery represents 20 artists who work with various media, reflecting the dynamic and ever-evolving local art scene. With monthly exhibitions, the gallery showcases painting, works-on-paper, graphics, sculpture, photography and installation by both established artists and emerging talents. The successful candidate for the position of Marketing & Media Coordinator will be expected to increase traffic to both the online and bricks & mortar galleries in Beijing by maintaining the gallery’s bilingual websites, creating content for social media platforms, and liaising with all traditional and new media partners. He/she will also be expected to work closely with artists and clients. Proficiency in Chinese and English is essential, experience in the arts or media world is preferred. The successful candidate will be creative, methodical and deadline oriented. The role covers Red Gate Gallery, Red Gate Residency and Interested candidates may send their CV and cover letter to:, along with a sentence or two explaining their favourite Red Gate or artists. MORE HERE


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OPEN CALL | UK | Call for Artists | Nour Festival of Arts 2017 – 27 March 2017

Nour Festival of Arts shines light on the best in contemporary arts and culture of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) every October and November in venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. Now in its eighth year, Nour showcases a broad spectrum of the arts – including film, food, music, literature, poetry, performance, design and visual arts – and reaches a diverse audience of local, national and international visitors. Nour now welcomes national and international arts organisations and artists, working across all art forms, to submit proposals that demonstrate the vision and values of the festival. MORE HERE


OPEN CALL | Philadelphia | Curatorial Fellowship in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture | Philadelphia Museum of Art – 31 March 2017

The Museum announces a two-year Curatorial Fellowship in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture beginning on 1 September 2017. This fellowship is intended to provide individuals who have completed their graduate training in the field with firsthand curatorial experience. An MA in Art History or related field is required as well as proficiency in at least one European language. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to art-historical scholarship, to the interpretation and display of works of art, and to the engagement of the public through educational programming. The Curatorial Fellow will participate in all activities of the department, which is responsible for a collection of over 20,000 objects. The work that the Curatorial Fellow will be expected to undertake includes, but is not limited to, object research and cataloguing, public inquiries, exhibition and loan preparation, gallery reinstallation and administration. Fellows have the opportunity to organise an exhibition and/or gallery reinstallation from the permanent collection during the second year of the fellowship. MORE HERE


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