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Adjunct Curator, Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational (First Nation and Indigenous Art)

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Reference:TG2415 

Opportunity type:Other - see advert, See advert 

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Location:London - Tate Modern, Bankside  

Closing date:15 July 2019 at midnight 

Tate is seeking to engage an experienced curator or researcher of international art with in-depth, specialist knowledge of First Nation and Indigenous art, to be an Adjunct Curator for the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational. The Adjunct Curator will provide expertise for Tate while remaining within a relevant location.

The Adjunct Curator will reflect Tate’s existing acquisition strategy and future programming priorities and promote debates and discussions on the subject within and beyond Tate. This post will be held by a curator or researcher with experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organisations and institutions, as evidenced in their writings and/or curatorial projects. A Transnational outlook is important, since a specific regional focus should be considered in a broader historic and intellectual remit, as well as in the context of transnational activism.

The Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational promotes new ways of interpreting and presenting art through the framework of ‘transnational’; a way of understanding and curating art that encourages the idea that art and its histories are interconnected beyond its country of origin. Integrated within Tate’s curatorial vision, the Centre’s work is manifested in our exhibitions, new acquisitions and collection displays as well as in academic outcomes and public programme. For more information please visit: https://www.tate.org.uk/research/research-centres/hyundai-tate-research-centre-transnational

You will be an experienced curator or specialist with an in-depth knowledge of international art, with a specialism in First Nation and Indigenous art. A track record of publication and research, an established network of contacts and an understanding of the issues surrounding collecting modern and contemporary art for museums. You will also be a first-class communicator who can write for a variety of audiences.

To fulfil this brief, you will need:

• Expert knowledge as well as practical and scholarly involvement in subjects relating to Indigeneity and First Nation art practices in transnational and contemporary contexts
• A track record of publication and research and demonstrable knowledge of the field
• An established network of contacts, an understanding of the issues surrounding collecting modern and contemporary art for museums
• Excellent research and writing skills in English, including the capacity to write authoritative texts for specialist readership as well as accessible texts for a general public
• Demonstrable excellence in verbal communication and presentation and the ability to represent Tate externally

The freelance contract will be for 2 years and will attract a fee of £20,000 per annum. The time spent on the work is flexible although will likely require three days per week.

Please submit a personal statement (no more than 500 words) along with a current CV to htrc.transnational@tate.org.uk by 15 July 2019.

After a shortlisting process, the final selection of candidates will be invited to an interview on 18-19 July 2019.

For more information please refer to Project Brief document.

Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please submit a personal statement (no more than 500 words) along with a current CV to htrc.transnational@tate.org.uk by 15 July 2019. For more information please refer to Project Brief document.