Curator

  • Full Time Job
  • London
  • 12/12/2021
  • Full Time Job
  • London
  • 12/12/2021

Website Iniva

Job Title: Curator

Hours: 5 days (35 hrs) per week, permanent position

Reporting to: Artistic Director

Salary: £30,000 per annum
This position is funded by Freelands Foundation

The Curator is responsible for instilling a practice of care in building relationships with artists of African, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and Latin American descent and their communities. We see the role of Curator as dialogic and collaborative working in relation with our communities, allowing the space for artistic research, thinking, experimentation and play. With recent funding from Freelands Foundation for the role, our aims are to deepen our knowledge of cultural workers and communities to support the development of our programmes more broadly, to strengthen our capacity and to expand our reach. The role of the Curator involves responsibility for the commissioning of artists, creating key partnerships and implementing artistic production through research, radical art education, unlearning and wellbeing practices, in close dialogue with the Artistic Director.

As the Curator you will programme the spaces of the Stuart Hall Library in dialogue with the Library and Archive Manager. The iniva library and archive is a rich resource of new internationalism and global artistic practices used for individual and collective study, reading groups, artistic residencies, exhibitions and community engagement. This post will be responsible for creating a strategy for programming artists engaging with the wider local community through radical, social and political forms of pedagogy as practice. The Curator works on our key programme areas, which include our international and national partnerships, through social and public programming. The Curator plays a supportive role to the publishing platform STUART in the development of editorial ideas and programming with the Artistic Director and the invited guest editors.

Freelands Foundation

The role of Curator has been made possible and is fully funded through a grant from the Freelands Foundation. This grant supports iniva’s unique learning programme, and is centred around the invigoration of the Stuart Hall Library, a unique collection of books, artist and curatorial archives of Black British Arts movements. A UK-wide programme of learning, community engagement, events, residencies and digitalisation will challenge conventional notions of diversity and difference; with audiences operating at the heart of these porous programmes.

Main Objectives of the role:

• To manage and oversee iniva’s artistic projects and programming with a focus on radical art education, wellbeing, and social and public practice at Stuart Hall Library and partnership projects.

• To implement ongoing cultural mapping research to establish a partnership strategy for working with artists, social groups and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

• To oversee the process of commissioning artists to engage with local community and education providers.

• To engage the artistic and creative community, students and young people with our programmes through producing digital content and programming.

• To contribute to the delivery of iniva’s mission and vision.

To apply, please send us your application statement as a written statement and/or an audio/video presentation stating how you meet the person specification for the position of Curator, and a supporting CV that demonstrates your skills, knowledge and experience.

Your application should be sent to recruitment@iniva.org with the words ‘Curator’ followed by your name in the subject heading.

The deadline for applications is at 12 midnight Sunday 12th December 2021. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Interviews are expected to be held the week beginning Monday 3rd January 2022.

For further information, job description and person specification, please see attached below.

If you are unable to download these forms or require them in large print, please contact Simina Neagu at recruitment@iniva.org

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