Curatorial Project Manager

Commission to Collect: A 25th Anniversary Initiative for Iniva, 2019 to 2022

Contract: Freelance position until 2022, renewable annually, with a minimum commitment of four days per month.

Fee: £10,000 per annum

The Project

This year, Iniva is celebrating 25 years of challenging conventional notions of diversity and difference. To commemorate and create a legacy for this special anniversary, Iniva has established a partnership initiative that re-imagines the future of our public collections at major art galleries and museums throughout the UK. Rather than simply initiating a series of short-term new commissions to celebrate our anniversary, Iniva is working in partnership with three regional museum and gallery partners with generous support from the Art Fund and Arts Council England.

The partnership initiative has three key aims:

  • To commission outstanding new artwork by an artist of African and Asian descent, British born or based, to be subsequently accessioned into museums and gallery collections to better reflect the breadth of contemporary British society
  • To transform curatorial practice around commissioning within major British art galleries and museums
  • To cultivate a new generation of young people and their families to be self-assured visitors to galleries and museums

These aims will dovetail with a wider public engagement programme that will have significant impact on the visual arts sector through study days, curators’ days, development of a national curatorial network and an annual conference. Importantly the creation of new resources will enable the public to have a deeper engagement with the new artworks as well as the existing collections.

The Role

Iniva seeks an experienced, versatile and energetic Curatorial Project Manager (CPM) for this nationally important initiative. The successful candidate will have curatorial expertise, ideally working in commissioning, and demonstrate strong management skills in the successful coordination of all the day to day aspects of the Commission to Collect Project. This will include supporting the development of a public engagement programme and a national curatorial network alongside the project team to ensure that organisations across the UK benefit from this initiative. This role will work closely alongside the teams at Iniva and the partner organisation, in the first year, Manchester Art Gallery.

If you wish to apply for the Curatorial Project Manager position, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to recruitment@iniva.org. CVs will not be accepted as part of the application.

Visit Iniva website to download the application pack and application.

Closing Date: Wednesday 11 September, 10am.

Interview Dates: Week beginning Monday 16 September.

Interviews will take place in London or Manchester.



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