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Searched: Folkstone Artworks Curator to manage and care for the Folkestone Artworks collection and all artworks owned by or are the responsibility of the Creative Foundation, enabling maximum access and use of the collection by residents, education groups and visitors, within the available budget and to agreed targets.

FOLKESTONE ARTWORKS CURATOR

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 February 2014 

Job Description:

Reports to: Marketing & Engagement Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a programme of access and education projects for diverse audiences and learning resources based on the collection, agreeing the target audiences and delivery mechanism with the Marketing & Engagement Manager on an on-going basis.
  • Plan and deliver on-going management of Folkestone Artworks and ensuring that relationships with the collection’s stakeholders are managed and maintained as appropriate.
  • Plan and deliver an on-going conservation programme for the works within the collection and ensure the artworks are maintained to the highest possible standard.
  • Work with the Triennial team to ensure all the mechanisms and procedures are in place to welcome some of the Triennial 2014 artworks within the Folkestone Artworks collection.
  • Work with the Triennial team in organising the Triennial archive in order to make it accessible as a resource for research and educational purposes.
  • Monitor the insurance and planning status of the works within the collection.
  • Devise a marketing plan to maximise awareness of and access to the collection, in conjunction with the Marketing & Engagement Manager, and deliver the agreed plan as directed.
  • Assist the Development Manager in researching funding and income opportunities relating to the collection.
  • Work closely with the rest of the Creative Foundation team in building a sustainable creative environment and community that attracts visitors and tenants alike.
  • Undertake such duties as may be required to successfully realise the purpose of this role.

Terms and Conditions

This is a 4-day per week, permanent position.

Salary: £20,500 pro rata per annum

Person Specification

Essential

  • Broad knowledge of contemporary visual art
  • Solid experience in researching and communicating background and context of visual artworks and artists
  • Experience of helping people engage with contemporary art
  • Proven success in instigating and developing productive relationships with external stakeholders
  • Experience of working within an organisation, or similar, to immovable deadlines and tight budgets
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Diplomatic and effective service and supply contract management skills
  • Logical, process-driven approach to project planning and problem solving
  • Good devolved budget management skills
  • Calm, focussed and motivated under pressure
  • Enthusiasm for community engagement in public art
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Positive response to working in a target-driven environment
  • Hard working and energetic
  • Committed to Folkestone’s regeneration through the arts

Desirable 

  • Understanding of current curriculum and teaching contexts within primary and secondary education
  • Understanding of current curriculum and teaching contexts within higher education
  • Understanding of current theory and practice around lifelong learning
  • Knowledge of Folkestone’s recent past and community
  • Accurate and engaging writing style, ranging from concise promotional copy to detailed background documents.

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