Open Call: Artistic Director

Deadline 24 May 2020

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) is opening an international South American call for applications for the position of artistic director of the museum. Applications can be submitted as of May 3, 2020, the date that marks the museum’s 72nd anniversary.

The post of artistic director of MAM Rio is open to Brazilians, citizens of Mercosur countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay), and people of other nationalities with a visa to live and work in Brazil. The selected candidate will have proven experience and an innovative track record in curating, artistic direction, and project management. We would like someone who is capable of working sensitively and creatively to galvanize the artistic community, broaden the museum’s visiting public, foster an environment that is increasingly open to the community, and raise the profile of MAM Rio on the international stage.

The new artistic director will be in charge of curatorship activities, with responsibility for managing the museum’s visual arts and film collections and archives, and for the projects and events run by the film, documentation, and education departments, as well as the partnership with Capacete for the international artistic residency program (capacete.org). They will liaise directly with the executive director, curators, managers, and coordinators.

We are looking for someone who has the willpower and capacity to strengthen the museum at this important time of transformation. They must be familiar with the history of MAM Rio and sensitive to this history and the museum’s broader cultural context in Rio and Brazil. We would like to attract applicants with interest and specialization in Latin American visual arts and culture, both contemporary and modern, and with the capacity to devise an international agenda that is in tune with other parts of the world. The selected candidate will have good interpersonal and communication skills and will be keen to devise a well-founded, original program that will serve to expand the museum’s sphere of influence by sparking the interest of diverse and previously untapped publics.

In line with the current management’s commitment to transparency, there will be a two-stage selection process run by evaluation committees. Details will be posted on the museum website. The identity of all the applicants will be maintained in the strictest confidence and the intellectual property of the projects and project proposals submitted as part of the selection process will be respected.

For more information and the apply, visit Museo de Arte Moderna.

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