Closing date: 13/11/2023
Salary: £49,575 (pro rata)
Employment type: 2 year fixed term
Hours per week: 28 hours per week
The Warburg Institute is seeking an experienced, resourceful and ambitious professional to lead its Artistic Programmes as it prepares to open a new public-facing gallery and events space as part of the Warburg Renaissance project.
The Institute has been involved in exhibition-making since the 1930s, and has inspired a wide range of artistic projects, but it has never had its own gallery or residency programme. This area represents an exciting area of strategic development for the Institute and School: this role is a rare opportunity to shape the profile of a legendary institution that has itself done so much to shape the way we see the world.
The post-holder will devise, manage and deliver several strands of artistic programming—including exhibitions, residencies, publications and public events. The successful candidate will be an experienced curator with a broad network, a passion for collections- and research-based display, a commitment to collaboration with staff, students and stakeholders and a track record of innovative projects. They will work closely with the Senior Management Team as well as internal and external stakeholders to deliver a meaningful, engaging and coherent programme that embodies and extends the value, history and spirit of the Warburg.
In developing a programme of artistic engagement, the post-holder will help to establish a sustainable operational model. The funding needed to support this role at a senior level is secure for the first two years: if the programme is successful, the intention is to create a permanent curatorial role.
About the Warburg Renaissance
The Warburg Renaissance will restore the Institute’s original mixture of discovery, display and debate, and open its holdings and expertise to new audiences. The £14.5m renovation will enhance the Institute’s academic resources and teaching spaces and create new facilities for special collections, exhibitions, and events.