• 23 January 2023
  • KZNSA

KZNSA Gallery in Durban is looking for a Curator to join the team. The Curator works closely with the Director and the Exhibition sub-committee to manage the gallery on the ground. We are looking for a candidate that has relevant art, curatorial and administrative experience, communicates well and is adaptable to a dynamic environment.

 

Salary: Dependent on experience, mid-level position

Job Type: permanent with 3 months’ probation

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 08h00 – 17h00, Saturday 09.00 – 16h00, with overtime for exhibition openings and when needed

Location: Durban, South Africa

Closing date for applications: 5 Feb 2023

 

The role

Develop concepts for exhibitions and the exhibitions programme

Manage the exhibition calendar including ad hoc events in the gallery

Manage the day-to-day operations, administration and staff at the gallery

Build relationships with artists, and consign their work for the online gallery

Manage a database of collectors, engaging them and keeping them informed of work for sale

Manage all contractual agreements including artists’ contracts, exhibition service providers, etc.

Manage logistics for gallery operations – installations, shipping, artwork storage, materials, etc. – plus related paperwork - condition reports, delivery and collection notes, loan agreements

Oversee maintenance of gallery facilities and exhibition equipment

Programming and operations of the KZNSA LAB / education programme

Overseeing all publicity and marketing for the gallery

Manage participation in art fairs, and oversee logistics and inputs for these

Write funding proposals and oversee fundraising initiatives

Growing KZNSA’s national and international profile

 

Requirements

Postgraduate degree in Visual Art, curating or History of Art

Experience in gallery administration

Excellent research and writing skills

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign preferred

Social media and web content management experience essential

Collaborative approach to teamwork

Excellent interpersonal skills when engaging with visitors, artists and collectors

Driver’s license, own vehicle preferred

 

To apply send a CV, one page motivation and a sample of writing to ashaw@kznsagallery.co.za


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