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Curator, Midlands Arts Centre


Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is an exciting, ambitious arts centre which offers a wide range of free exhibitions, theatre, music, cinema and live performances as well as creative learning and participation activities. Well-loved and well used, it’s a friendly place attracting a diverse mix of visitors.  Our work also extends across the city to community settings inspiring new audiences to experience high-quality art experiences.

We are recruiting for a Curator (either as one full-time post or on a 50/50 job share basis) to develop, curate and manage MAC’s busy exhibition programme and partnership projects.  The ideal candidate will have direct hands-on programming and project delivery responsibilities, and experience of commissioning new work with an interest in collaborating with international artists, knowledge of presenting touring exhibitions and catalogue production. This post would favour a candidate who is interested in a cross-art form context, working alongside a wider arts team to devise seasons of work.

MAC creates accessible programmes and prides itself on its strong links to community activism. Our audiences are interested in issue-based work, though not exclusively.  We show a breadth of work with a focus on renowned British and international artists, these have included recent commissions and exhibitions by artists such as Peter Kennard, Barbara Walker, Jenny Holzer, Ben Venom, Andrew Jackson, Vanley Burke and Sahej Rahal.  MAC partners with a wide range of national organisations, and recent touring partners have included Autograph, Artist Rooms and Hayward Touring.

The salary for this post is £27,000 per annum.

For further information and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack and supplementary information from MAC website;

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