Assistant curator

Assistant curator

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déc. 07 2022

Contract type: full time / 2-year fixed term contract
Start date: May 2023.

Mudam, the Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg, is seeking an Assistant curator.

Inaugurated in 2006, in a building designed by the internationally renowned architect leoh Minh Pei, Mudam is the Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg. Our mission is to collect, conserve and present the most relevant contemporary art of our time and to make it accessible to a wide audience. Through our exhibitions, publications, and artistic and educational programmes, we aim to play a leading role in the promotion and understanding of contemporary art.

Situated in Europe at the heart of a cosmopolitan country where no fewer than 179 nationalities live side by side, it is our wish to speak to all communities and promote their access to contemporary art. We are keen to make the museum a living space, a place of dialogue where the issues of our contemporary society can be addressed and discussed. We are committed to an inclusive, tolerant and responsible world in which museums play a unique role in the transmission of our heritage to future generations.

The Assistant Curator works within the Exhibitions service, which is part of the Department of Artistic Programmes & Content. He/She plays a key role in the development and delivery of temporary exhibitions.

Your mission

Under the supervision of the Curator, Head of Exhibitions and in close collaboration with the other curators and assistant curators, you will participate to the preparation of several exhibition projects scheduled for 2023, 2024 and 2025. You will work on projects of varying scale, contributing to all stages of the exhibition-making process, from conception to evaluation. You will work in contact with the Registrar, Technical and Publics teams, the museum’s other departments, as well as external collaborators, including artists, galleries and partner institutions.

Your principal missions will involve the following :

Development and implementation the exhibition programme :

  • To prepare and maintain key documents such as schedules, checklists, exhibition layouts, lists of contacts and databases, ensuring that information is accurate and well-presented.
  • To work closely with the Registrar team to administrate loan requests.
  • To assist in the preparation of budgets for exhibitions, researching suppliers and obtaining budget estimates.
  • To liaise with artists, assistants, galleries, lenders, partner institutions, and other external contractors.
  • To take minutes at meetings as required.
  • In collaboration with all the other services and departments involved, to contribute to the planning and monitoring of the installation of exhibitions in accordance with the schedules and floorplans.
  • To ensure the transmission and sharing of information with the other services and departments of the museum.
  • To contribute to the implementation of touring exhibitions.

Research and writing :

  • To conduct bibliographical, documentary, and iconographic research, in a cross-disciplinary perspective.
  • To prepare synthesis notes.
  • To draft and lay-out presentation dossiers.
  • To contribute to the research and thinking for the public programme of the exhibition.
  • To prepare labels, write interpretative texts that are accessible to a broad audience.
  • To check information and edit documents related to the exhibition, including publications and catalogues.

As a member of the curatorial team:

  • To prepare, attend and draft the minutes of meetings with various members of staff.
  • To conduct guided tours and presentations and represent the museum in external meetings if required.

Your profile

We are looking for an open-minded and enthusiastic individual. Suitable candidates will recognise themselves in this description and will be able to offer the following attributes:

Experience and Skills:

  • Master Degree in Art History and/or Curatorial Studies, or with an equivalent experience.
  • Experience in working in museums or art institutions.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Experience of working with budgets.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Fluent in French and high level in English. A working knowledge of German or Luxembourgish is also an advantage.

Person:

  • Passionate about contemporary art and culture in general.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and remain calm under pressure.
  • Flexibility.
  • Commitment to working with broad audiences and making contemporary art accessible.

Mudam is committed to a more inclusive, more tolerant and more responsible world and aims to ensure that its recruitment process is free from discriminatory barriers.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please send your CV together with a covering letter giving the reference MUDAM / CCE to Frédéric Maraud, Head of Human Resources, at this address: rh@mudam.lu by 30 december2022 at the latest. 

First interviews will take place during the week of 16 January.

For any further information, please contact rh@mudam.lu

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