Opportunities

Please note that opportunities listed on this page are publicly advertised roles. A number of assignments we handle do not appear here for reasons of confidentiality. If you would like to talk about any current or forthcoming opportunities, please contact Liz Amos on +44(0)20 3004 4702 or at liz.amos@lizamosassociates.com.


Opportunities

The Zaha Hadid Foundation
Head of Collection
Salary: GBP 80-90k depending on experience.
Location: London
Now closed
The Zaha Hadid Foundation, an organisation looking to promote new ideas in architecture and design, based on the legacy and Collection of Zaha Hadid, is looking to appoint a Head of Collection. The Collection comprises some 10,000 works across a range of media, including architectural models, furniture, interior design, paintings, drawings, architectural plans and blue-prints, fashion, design and jewellery. There is also a considerable archive consisting of works on paper and ephemera and a collection of books to form the basis of a research library all of which lies at the heart of the Zaha Hadid Foundation. The Foundation requires a consummate museums or university collections/curator professional who is creative, entrepreneurial in spirit, prepared to roll up their sleeves as necessary to build the infrastructure that such a Collection requires. They will have the know-how to prepare the Collection for exhibitions and international touring and to provide the core resource for the Foundation as it establishes a new gallery committed to the presentation of the arts to diverse publics; also providing a research centre supporting new practice in architecture, design, learning and scholarship at every level. They will also have the strategic skills to contribute as a senior team member, to drive the project forward. This is an exciting opportunity requiring candidates with the appropriate mix of collection experience who can work at a strategic and technical level and who are excited by the prospect of joining a start-up with great potential to make a new contribution on the international stage as a museum of excellence in the promotion of new ideas and opportunities in design and architecture.

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Mudam
Director
Location: Luxembourg.
Closing date has now passed.
The Board of Mudam invites applications from candidates interested in becoming the next Director of this internationally renowned museum of contemporary art which has become central to the cultural life of Luxembourg. The museum, designed by the Pritzker-Prize winning architect Ieoh Ming Pei and situated in the historic Parc Drai Eechelen, is home to a collection of contemporary art and is one of the most important cultural institutions for the country since opening in 2006. The ambitious artistic and educational programme developed for a diverse public, encompasses exhibitions, performance and public programmes supported by research and publishing activities. As an institution of reference for contemporary art, Mudam aims to contribute to a more inclusive, environmentally and socially responsible society using its privileged position as a platform for art and ideas. Leading the Museum and its staff, providing artistic direction for the programmes and the development of its collection, and ensuring that the Museum continues to occupy an important place in the contemporary art scene nationally and internationally are all important aspects of the role of the new Director. In the new Director, the Board seeks an inspirational, dynamic leader with strategic vision, an international reputation for curatorial excellence and with good international networks. They will be capable of inclusive staff management and of the sound management of financial resources. Candidates will need to be able to work constructively with the Board, major stakeholders and the staff of the museum.

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Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Director, Hamilton Kerr Institute
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Cambridge
Closing date has now passed.
The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI), one of the leading centres for teaching, research and practice in the conservation of easel paintings, is looking for an outstanding individual to become its next Director at a time off exciting and significant change. The Hamilton Kerr Institute, together with the Fitzwilliam Museum conservators and scientists together form the Fitzwilliam Museum Conservation Division with responsibilities for conservation not just for the Museum itself but also for the internationally important collections of the 8 Museums and the Botanic Garden that make up the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). As the Fitzwilliam Museum reinvents itself, aiming to be a crucial bridge between the University, the city and the rest of the world, the Hamilton Kerr Institute will also be going through a period of transformational change bringing together the current team at HKI with the Conservation and Scientific Research team at the Fitzwilliam Museum to form a new powerhouse of teaching, research and practice as an extraordinary scholarly resource within the University, the region and the world. The new Director of HKI will have the task of re-thinking the scope and re-imagining the role of the Institute, building on the distingushed histories of the HKI and the Fitzwilliam Conservation Department. Reporting to the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Luke Syson, and answerable to the Syndicate (Board) of the Fitzwilliam Museum and the newly established Advisory Council for HKI, chaired by David Saunders, the new Director will have the challenge of leading the change envisaged for the Institute, working to establish a sustainable operation into the future which is cost neutral and internationally recognised for the breadth and excellence of its work. In the new Director, the Fitzwilliam Museum seeks a consummate professional with excellent strategic skills and the inspirational leadership which can drive forward the agenda for HKI and can also contribute to the transformation of the Fitzwilliam Museum. They will have experience in a collections and/or conservation capacity ideally in a complex institution, will be well networked at home and abroad and will have the vision, drive and commercial savvy to realise an ambitious new role for HKI. They will relish the unique opportunity which this role offers, to develop a Conservation Institute that has expertise acoss a broad remit in the context of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the University of Cambridge and the international network with which the Institute engages.

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Director
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Norwich
Closing date has now passed.
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, a world-leading art museum situated on the campus of the University of East Anglia invites applications for the post of Director. One of the most prominent university art galleries and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art, the Sainsbury Centre opened in 1978 in the innovative Norman Foster building commissioned by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, following the gift of their extraordinary art collection to the University in 1973. Today the Centre boasts not only a first class collection, including the Collection of Art Nouveau donated by Sir Colin and Lady Anderson and the Abstract and Constructivist Collection of the University, but also, following a recent capital project, the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in the East of England, and a growing Sculpture Park. The Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the organisation within the context of the University of East Anglia. Working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Arts and Humanities of UEA and the Chair of the Sainsbury Centre Board, they will lead the strategic direction of the Centre, building on what has been achieved to date, ensuring that it is fit for the 21st century in a changing landscape. They will be responsible for the artistic development of the Centre and its Sculpture Park, continuing to raise its reputation locally, nationally and internationally and in keeping with the Founders of the Centre. They will take care of the management and conservation of the Collection and strategic acquisitions. They will be expected to deliver on the potential that the Sainsbury Centre has to contribute to and benefit from its position as a leading University Museum through research, teaching and learning attracting new audiences and a higher profile and acting as an Ambassador for the Centre and the University. In the new Director, the University and the Board seeks an inspirational, ambitious, innovative leader who can take the Centre on the next stage of its journey. They will be an effective manager of people and resources who can foster an environment where creativity, novelty and innovation can thrive. They will have significant senior leadership experience in the museum and/or heritage sector and will have sufficient breadth to embrace a diverse and multi-disciplinary approach to the work of the Centre. They will have the credibility to operate effectively within an academic and creative context, a good understanding of working with national strategic bodies and will be committed to the Founders vision of the Centre and to the mission and values of the University.

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MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona
Director
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Barcelona
Closing date has now passed.
MACBA is seeking to appoint a new Director, to lead the artistic direction of the Museum, following more than 25 years of growth and development for the institution. The museum is entering a new phase of growth with a capital expansion project that will increase the areas available for public use, also giving more prominence to the Collection. The new Director and their prior curatorial experience will be critical to the successful outcome of the project. MACBA, which opened in 1995, has been key in the process of building an international public art collection in Barcelona with a distinctive role in contemporary art, research, reflection and dissemination. Renowned for its quality exhibition programmes and excellent research, the Museum has gained a leading position thanks to its own unique and innovative way of working, its ability to provide a platform for argument and debate and its mission to play its part in building a freer society with a sense of critique. The Director is responsible for setting the curatorial strategy for the Museum Collection, defining its exhibition progammes and developing the research which underpins the current Collection and acquisitions to it. They will act as an effective ambassador for MACBA both locally, nationally and internationally and will be an excellent communicator to stakeholders, media and the wider public to spread the word about the Museum and its work. In the new Director, MACBA seeks a leader with an international track record for delivering an engaging exhibition programme and quality publications and who can provide evidence of inspiring and motivating staff in the delivery of their vision. With experience of managing a collection, significant curatorial experience and with a real commitment to the local community and the values of the organisation, the new Director will have strong networks internationally. They will be both a good collaborator, working side by side with the Chief Executive Officer, and someone able to build effective partnerships to further the work of MACBA as it embarks on the next chapter of its development. Fluency in Spanish is a pre-requisite.

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