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Curatorial Assistant

Exhibitions DJCAD is currently recruiting for a new member to join the team, working across the Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design exhibition spaces including the internationally renowned Cooper Gallery. For more information and to apply please visit Job Vacancies.

Curatorial Assistant

School of Art and Design 

Grade 5 - £21,585-£24,973(pro rata)
Part - time 0.6 FTE (Permanent)?

Closing Date: 19 October 2017

Cooper Gallery is a public gallery associated with one of the most respected art colleges in the UK, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. It has gained international recognition as a distinctive platform in Scotland with our radical curatorial research, international approach and focus on critical discourse in contemporary art and culture.

The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Curator, and work with other members of the Exhibitions team, in the planning, development, realisation implementation and dissemination of the programme of exhibitions, events and publishing, both internally and externally. Under the direction of the Curator, the role holder leads on the marketing and promotional aspects of the programme, plays an important role in the annual Degree Show and Masters Show and liaises closely with the University’s Marketing and Communications team. The Curatorial Assistant will also be expected to co-ordinate the Exhibitions administration and support a major international project during 2017 and 2018.  

Having studied Visual Arts to degree level, the role holder will have several years’ experience of an art gallery and/or museum environment, be familiar with all aspects of administrative work in relation to exhibition making, capable of working independently and as part of a diverse team, and possess excellent organisational skills. There are two Curatorial Assistants within the Exhibitions department, requiring close co-ordination and communication in order to work towards collective tasks and deadlines. The Curatorial Assistants, working closely together, are responsible in supporting the Curator in developing and delivering the Exhibitions programme. The Curatorial Assistant are expected to have excellent research skills, be efficient administrators with a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, be able to prioritize and time-manage effectively to produce work of a high standard, while developing multiple projects. Proficiency in the use of the Windows Office Package, Digital graphic editing software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, online email marketing and email list Manager such as Mailchimp and have an excellent understanding of current social media platforms.

Please see the Job Description for more information on the position and University of Dundee recruitment for how to apply


Student Curatorial Team

We are currently recruiting for members of the Student Curatorial Team. This is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students across Duncan of Jordanstone Colelge of Art and Design. Exhibitions DJCAD encourages applications from all who would be interested in joining the Student Curatorial Team. To apply, please download and complete the Student Curatorial Team Application form 2017_18. Please submit applications by email to by Sunday 1 October 2017, 5pm.

For further information please see Professional Practice or contact