We are now looking for an experienced
Chief Curator for Exhibitions
to the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
As a Chief Curator for Exhibitions, you will be responsible for planning Kiasma’s domestic and international exhibitions together with the Museum Director in accordance with the museum’s strategy. The temporary exhibition program includes 4-5 exhibitions of varying scales each year. You will be curating and producing exhibitions by both managing the contents and being responsible for exhibition projects in large, leading the exhibition team, and co-operating with artists, curators and international museum partners.
As a member of Kiasma’s management team, you will also participate in developing the museum’s program and supporting the operations for our audiences. You will provide leadership to the curatorial team and collaborate with all other teams at Kiasma. In addition, other stakeholders include your colleagues in our other museums and shared administrative resources at the Finnish National Gallery.
You have a relevant Master’s or Doctoral Degree and at least five years of curatorial experience in a significant role both in domestic/Nordic and international exhibition environment. You have excellent communication skills and are experienced in producing curatorial texts in various publishing channels. As a person, you are ambitious and passionate about working with exhibitions and related research and publications.
Solid background in contemporary art, a team player, hands-on project management experience, and strong networks are the prerequisites to be successful in the role. Excellent verbal and written English language skill are a must, and fluency in other languages such as Finnish and Swedish are preferred but not required. You have a creative mind-set and proven experience as a leader. The Finnish National Gallery’s values: openly, together and professionally describe your way of working as well.
We offer you an interesting role in the largest contemporary art organization in Finland. Our work community is passionate about art and we are proud of what we are doing. Our personnel strategy is to be the best workplace for our staff. Furthermore, we are actively developing our value-based culture.
Chief Curator’s role is for a fixed-term for 3+2 years. We hope that you could start in the role in January 2019 or according to agreement.
Please, fill in our application form by 20.12.2018 –> here
For further information, please contact Museum Director Leevi Haapala by calling FNG’s switchboard +358 294 500 200 in the following times: 12.12.2018 at 16:00-17:30 (UCT+2) and 17.12.2018 at 13:00-16:00 (UCT+2).
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