Curator of Learning
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Institute of Contemporary Arts was founded 72 years ago and is a model that is continuously adapting to the world of today. Our agenda setting programme positions artists and thinkers at the centre of the ICA’s activities: as our Partners, Participants, and our Audience. Historically, the ICA has always anchored its programme within the socio-economic conditions of its times. Today, this critical approach is needed more than ever, as we face some of the most complex ecological, ethical and social justice challenges of the 21st Century.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the ICA Curatorial team and to lead the development and delivery of the organisation’s Learning programme. Principles of shared and multi-directional learning and study are key to the ICA and are acted on throughout all areas of our work. The ICA Learning programme is central to these principles, developing new frameworks for outreach, community building, social justice and institutional change through long-term relationships with partner artists, activists, and participant groups. Centring in particular the voices of young people, and groups often socially and culturally marginalised, the Learning programme creates vital contexts for knowledge and skill sharing. 

The post holder will strategise and realise the future Learning programme with these principles in mind, in discussion with the Director, Chief Curator and other members of the Curatorial team. This will encompass activities open to the public, and those solely for particular participant groups, both at the ICA and offsite. The role includes the oversight and development of the Social Creative Network – and on an offline platform for young artists and creatives to share their work and to build communities of resistance and resilience. The post holder will also be responsible for building on existing relationships with partner organisations and key collaborators, as well as broadening towards international partnerships.

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. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector. 

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter to; or by post to Directors Office, ICA, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. 

The deadline for this vacancy is midnight 1 March 2019 with interviews to follow soon after. 

For more information about this position, please download the job description: 

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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.