Senior Curator

FORM

10.02.2017

Full-time
Perth

FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australia.

FORM is seeking a full time Senior Curator to work as part of the Senior Management team of this dynamic not-for-profit organisation to assist with developing and delivering artistic programs of significance, organisational program planning and fundraising. This role will also be an important artistic and community liaison for the organisation, and contribute curatorial advice and guidance to other team members and projects.
This is a predominantly Perth-based position working within a small team of 30, however travel may be required depending on the programs.

The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director, working closely with the General Manager and as part of the Senior Management team, and will be expected to work collaboratively with other team members to successfully develop, deliver and fund projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to innovative program development and delivery that showcases artistic excellence
  • Contribute to organisational programming and planning
  • Raise funding to facilitate project delivery
  • Project management of programs developed
  • Contribute curatorial expertise, advice and guidance across organisational projects as required, and assist fellow team members
  • Enhance Audience Development through public programming and outreach
  • Develop and maintain strong local, national and international curatorial and artist networks
  • Bring to the team high level expertise and experience of excellence in curatorial practice
  • Contribute to building collaborative partnerships to enable programs
  • Writing and communication of programs
  • Contribute to development and writing of strategic and organisational documents such as business plans, strategies, presentations and major funding submissions
  • Contribute to all of team activities, work and organisational administration

KEY ACTIVITIES
The following provides an indication of the types of activities that will be a key part of this role:

  • Program development, planning and delivery
  • Curatorial advisory
  • Writing and coordinating development of key organisational and strategic documents
  • Writing and coordinating funding submissions, grant writing or partnership proposals for programs
  • Artist, curatorial networks and stakeholder liaison
  • Contributing to program planning
  • Attendance and participation at all of team activities such as project launches and exhibition openings as required
  • Contribution to all team activities

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor degree or higher equivalent qualifications in curation, arts management or equivalent work experience
  • Over 7 years + curatorial experience with the development and implementation of programming)
  • Knowledge of national and international contemporary art and culture with a network of artists
  • Ability to bring vision, new ideas, artists and partners to FORM
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of leading, developing and delivery curatorial and artistic projects of significance
  • Experience of fundraising, grant writing and/or sponsor development
  • Excellent project management and organisation skills including managing project budgets
  • Ability to communicate well with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and shifting schedules, working in a small, dynamic and fast paced, collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to think laterally, strategically and creatively

SALARY
This is a full time position. The salary offered will depend on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
FORM is an independent and enterprising non-profit organisation that works to develop creativity in all its forms and harness it for cultural development and community transformation in Western Australia. We believe that the best, most vibrant places to live are the ones that nurture dynamic creativity, showcase cultural diversity, insist on quality, and are shaped with people in mind.

The organisation’s work to build a state of creativity spans artistic development and presentation, research, place activation, urban and regional strategy, cultural community engagement, cultural infrastructure development, Aboriginal cultural maintenance, creative sector skills development, advocacy, retail and gallery operations. All of these activities are connected by the exploration of artistic excellence, whether through processes or outcomes.

FORM is a State-based organisation, running 5 facilities around WA. FORM is based in Perth with a head office in the Station Masters House Claremont, a cultural hub and project space The Goods Shed, additional offices and FORM Gallery on Murray Street in Perth, and additional offices in Port Hedland where we run 3 facilities and additional regional programming (Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland Visitor Centre, Spinifex Hill Studios).

We focus on addressing the overarching conditions for creativity, and the value of creativity, culture and the arts, and design to the wellbeing and prosperity of a region. Our programs aim to catalyse collective change for the wider Western Australian cultural eco-system.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Rebecca Eggleston, General Manager of FORM, at Rebecca@form.net.au

Applications must address the required skills and competencies.

Application deadline: 31.03.2017