Curator of Talks, Live
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Maternity Cover 9 months (until April 2020), Full time, 40 hours per week including some evenings and weekends

Salary: £30.000 to 35.000 Depending on Experience

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the ICA Curatorial team and to lead the development and delivery of the organisation’s Talks & Live programme, in collaboration with the Director, Chief Curator and other members of the curatorial team. The ICA has historically centred aspects of discursive and live programming. Today, the support and presentation of practices across art, theory, philosophy, activism, performance, music and literature is more vital to the organisation than ever. The ICA’s Talks & Live programme is a site for the facilitation and gestation of challenging new ideas and practices, for the commissioning and realisation of new works, and the convening around leading theory and critical thought from social, cultural and political perspectives.    

The post holder will strategise and realise the future Talks & Live programme with these principles in mind, in discussion with the Director, Chief Curator and other members of the Curatorial team. The post holder will be responsible for building long term relationships with artists, thinkers and performers, and to stay aware of developments in cultural and social theory and practice. They will also be responsible for building on existing relationships with partner organisations and key collaborators, as well as broadening towards international partnerships. 

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date for applications is midnight, Friday 28th June 2019 with interviews to follow soon after.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and Covering Letter here 
Equal Opportunities:
Please also submit an equal opportunities form along with your application. The data you submit will help us enhance the diversity of our workforce. Submitting this form is voluntary and does not affect your application for the role. Applications are shortlisted anonymously and your equal opportunities data will only be used to help ensure our shortlist is diverse representation of the best applications received. After the shortlisting, your equal opportunities form is separated from the rest of the documents you submit and the data is retained without any personally identifying information. Your equal opportunities form is subsequently deleted. 

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is committed to up-holding the Equality Act 2010 and encouraging equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by the ICA. 

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. Whilst some of our offices have barriers to access, we are taking steps to resolve these, and in the meantime continue to encourage interest from applicants who require reasonable adjustments within the workplace.