Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) Tate

Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, its programme of major temporary exhibitions, collection displays, commissions, live performance, and film programme has developed in diversity, scope and profile. In 2016 Tate Modern opened the Blavatnik Building increasing the scope and breadth of the exhibition and collection displays. The Tate Modern Curatorial Team ensures the highest standard of content and delivery of this programme.

This exciting position offers the chance to play a leading role helping Tate to fulfil its ambition of rethinking the history of modern and contemporary art by leading the development of Tate’s collection of international photography through acquisitions, gifts and bequests as well as leading the strategy for representing photography in the programme; researching, developing and curating exhibitions and collection displays.

As a member of Tate Modern’s senior management, you will provide strategic leadership and management to the Curatorial department as well as working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation on shared projects or initiatives. You will be able to combine your curatorial flair with excellent operational and leadership skills and an ability to work collaboratively and make an effective contribution to the running of the department. With an inclusive leadership style with proven ability to lead, you will possess the ability to inspire your colleagues, share your expertise and motivate and support the development of our curatorial team.

You will be an experienced curator or specialist with an expert knowledge of modern and contemporary art with a particular specialism in photography, supported by a relevant post-graduate degree. An impressive track record of publication and research, an established network of contacts and a knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding collecting modern and contemporary photography as well as extensive experience of the processes involved in staging exhibitions and displays will be essential. You will also be a first class communicator with the capacity to write authoritative texts for a specialist readership as well as accessible texts for a general public. International in your outlook, the ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel nationally and internationally and to attend out of hours functions is essential.

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