Curator of Learning

Curator of Learning
Employer: Ica
Salary: Competitive; depending on experience (please state your current salary and your salary expectations in your application)
Location: London

- Devise and implement an ambitious Learning programme for the ICA, working closely with collaborating artists, organisations, activist groups and participants from diverse backgrounds.
- As part of this programme, initiate and deliver activities at the ICA and offsite, including public events, private meetings, workshops, study groups etc.
- Attend fortnightly curatorial team meetings, and work collectively with other members of the curatorial team on overlapping programmes and areas of research.
- Work alongside the ICA’s Curator of Artists’ Moving Image on the development and delivery of programmes and production opportunities as part of a two-year experimental broadcast project for 16-30 year-olds, beginning in 2019, in partnership with the BBC.
- Develop and maintain long-term relationships with partner organisations, groups and individuals, particularly those working with people who are typically under-represented by art institutions due to forms of discrimination and marginalisation; as well as expanding into international partnerships.
- Maintain and further build the ICA Social Creative Network, developing its possibilities as a digital forum for young people to share, connect and create.
- Work closely with the Assistant Curator of Learning & Talks, maintaining clear lines of communication and guidance in order to enable their efficient and effective support of the Learning programme.
- Manage the ICA apprenticeship scheme, including maintaining relationships with partner organisations working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and working directly with the Learning apprentice as well as organising placements within other areas of the ICA where appropriate.
- Work closely with the Development team to produce applications for relevant grants for Learning-related projects and programmes, and to seek out new funding opportunities.
- Effectively communicate with the Box Office, Operations and Technical teams at the ICA, and external collaborators and participants, to ensure the full and efficient delivery of programmed events.
- Manage the budget for the Learning programme in discussion with the Chief Curator and Director of Finance, projecting costs for individual projects, processing invoices and maintaining records of all expenses in order to stay within available resources.

Essential Criteria:

- Proven leadership and innovation in initiating and organising learning-related projects involving artists and diverse collaborators and participant groups, particularly young people.
- Experience of delivering innovative and ambitious public events in both community and art museum/ institution contexts.
- Experience of working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
- A substantial understanding of art gallery/museum education and learning programmes and audience development initiatives. Previous experience in managing relationships with third party stakeholders, particularly within arts and educational organisations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experienced budget holder.
- Methodical logical thinker with attention to detail. Highly organised, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, and experience of managing a wide range of activities and projects.
- Good team player with the ability to work independently, and to use good judgement to solve problems.
- Can-do approach: helpful and positive even when undertaking routine work.
- Excellent PC literacy and experience of Microsoft Office software.

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