Are you the curator we’re looking for to take public art into the future?
Rimini Protokoll, Remote Copenhagen, TRANSIT, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, 2018. Photo: Mads Holm
KØS is looking for a committed, visionary curator to join our dedicated team in producing and promoting public art projects that address and involve people in the key issues societies face today.
KØS is currently operating with two key initiatives: developing the first comprehensive Danish presentation of public art’s unique history – including a permanent main exhibition and a digital platform – as well as curating, producing and commissioning new permanent and temporary public art projects. On top of this, the museum produces focused, thematic exhibitions highlighting and debating the value public art generates for society.
Assignments and Collaborations
As curator you will play a central role in furthering the development and production of these initiatives. Your responsibilities will therefore include curating the planned permanent exhibition in dialogue with the museum’s director, post doc scholar, other museum staff and external partners, as well as curating thematic exhibitions on a smaller scale and commissioning new public art projects – likewise in close collaboration with the director, your other colleagues and our external partners.
At KØS we produce exhibitions, art commissions, public programmes and learning activities as a team. As curator you will therefore also make an active contribution to our public programming and educational activities in close collaboration with the museum’s public programme manager, educational programme manager, press and communication officer and exhibition producer, as well as the new curatorial head of collections (to be appointed later this year).
Qualifications and Experience
Documented and professional dedication to international public art is essential for you to qualify as a curator at KØS. You’re a trained and talented concept developer with curatorial experience in exhibitions and art in the public realm – preferably both. What is essential, however, is that you have the curatorial power necessary to join us in taking the field of public art – and KØS as Denmark’s primary research centre in the field – forward into the future.
We also expect you to have an educational background in art history or related fields (contemporary culture, visual culture, etc.), and an extensive knowledge of contemporary art and especially – of course – public art.
As our colleague you can work independently, take the initiative and possess drive, but you’re also good at collaborating, empathising and respecting other professions – you enjoy working with others and learning in their company. We expect you to be flexible and thrive with creative processes where not all the answers are given in advance, but that as an experienced and skilled project manager you are also able to work towards targets and goals with respect for (sometimes short) deadlines.
What We Have to Offer
We offer you a unique opportunity to have an impact on public art in Denmark as part of a team that is developing apace with high ambitions and a lively culture for debating issues that matter. You will be part of a friendly and respectful work environment with considerate, intelligent colleagues.
KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces is dedicated to researching, promoting, and debating public art nationally and internationally. The museum exhibits, produces and promotes art projects by national and international artists, initiates research that boosts the field theoretically, and collects and registers the material and digital traces of public art projects to ensure they’re accessible in the present and preserved for posterity.
To request a copy of KØS’ strategy for 2020-2024 please mail to our public programme manager Camilla Gerhardt at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding the position please contact the museum’s director Ulrikke Neergaard at email@example.com or on +45 30 60 06 67
The position is 37 hours weekly with paid lunch breaks and flexible working hours.
The contract runs until the end of 2024, with the subsequent possibility of extension/ permanent appointment.
Salary in accordance with Danish union rates for academic museum staff.
Place of work:
Job start: July 1st 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
Application deadline: 12 noon on Friday June 5th, 2020.
Please e-mail your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
We plan to interview candidates during the week beginning Monday June 8th, with follow-up interviews including an assignment the week after.