[ARENA] Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp seeks curator

Virginia Valente virginia.not.wolf gmail.com
Quarta-Feira, 14 de Abril de 2010 - 04:52:00 WEST

> Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA)
> Photo: Bram Goots
> The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) is looking for a  
> curator, organizer and researcher who will help to expand and  
> strengthen M HKA's international horizons.
> Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
> Leuvenstraat 32
> 2000 Antwerp
> http://www.muhka.be
> M HKA is one of eight cultural institutions funded by the Flemish  
> community. It has developed an integral program focusing on the  
> breadth of visual culture, with a focus on contemporary art and  
> film. Its ambition is to present itself locally, nationally and  
> internationally as an open house and meeting place for art and its  
> audiences.
> We are looking for a colleague who is willing to identify with a  
> public institution and take pride in it, a good organizer who cares  
> about programming and museum practice and who is willing to work in  
> a team. Someone who believes in the social relevance of art and the  
> potential for an art museum to have an impact, both in its  
> relationship to the field of art as well as to society at large. He  
> or she should be well-informed about the art world at different  
> levels, have an extensive international network, be aware of current  
> debates in contemporary art and be prepared to challenge existing  
> hierarchies.
> In broad terms the job requires that a candidate will:
> - Propose, develop and organize presentations and curatorial  
> projects of varying formats.
> - Undertake practical and intellectual research in order to help  
> develop a progressive hypothesis on art.
> - Produce texts that clearly communicate the contents of specific  
> projects, as well as express insights more generally into the  
> workings of art and its contexts.
> - Collaborate closely with the museum's departments and engage with  
> its organisational structure in a positive and productive manner  
> including acting as team leader for specific projects. Be an  
> effective representative for the museum both locally, nationally and  
> internationally.
> - Participate closely in the development of the museum's thinking on  
> contemporary art as well as its overall policy direction.
> - Gather and archive information in the institution's existing  
> database structures.
> We are looking for a colleague with five years of proven curatorial  
> experience at an international level and with a defined sense of  
> their own research trajectory. The candidate should have a relevant  
> degree and a broad knowledge of contemporary art, its institutions  
> and theories. He or she should be able to work in a structured  
> manner, setting clear goals and aiming for successful results, as  
> well as being able to demonstrate flexibility in the face of  
> artistic and institutional contingencies.
> Candidates should ideally be prepared to learn Dutch and be based in  
> Antwerp or its immediate surroundings.
> We can offer you a varied job in a high profile museum with  
> stimulating work environment, a contract of indefinite duration and  
> standard remuneration on the basis of capacity and experience, with  
> extra-legal benefits.
> Are you interested, or do you know anyone who might be interested?  
> If you feel you may be the person we are looking for, please send us  
> a letter setting out why you believe you would be the right  
> candidate for this position along with a CV before May 25th 2010.
> For more information, see our website http://www.muhka.be or contact  
> Bart De Baere (bart.debaere  muhka.be).
> Applications should be sent to sabine.herrygers  muhka.be
> (M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium)

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