The Fondation Galeries Lafayette, the first institution dedicated to the production of contemporary art, design and fashion in France, will open in autumn 2016 at the heart of Paris, in a 19th century building renovated by the architecture practice OMA. Initiated by Guillaume Houzé, the Foundation will be a place for research, production, exhibition and discussion, working closely with international practitioners engaged with issues relevant to the world we live in. Until its launch, and since October 2013, the Foundation accompanies the production of artistic projects and develops an ambitious public programme in a temporary space located in the Marais neighbourhood. The Fondation Galeries Lafayette is currently recruiting for the function of associate curator for a set period of 3 years, starting in January 2015.
The associate curator will join the Foundation’s curatorial platform, set up to valorise collective thinking. She or he will have significant knowledge of two of the three following fields – contemporary art, design and fashion – as well as of their international networks and current discourses. The candidate will have acquired relevant experience of working at the crossroads between these fields, and a capacity to generate interdisciplinary encounters via media including exhibitions, events, publications and the web. She or he will further demonstrate an ability to work in close dialogue with a team of curators and producers, as well as autonomously.
In collaboration with the curatorial team and the Director, the associate curator will develop a world-class programme, conceiving group and monographic exhibitions, as well as curatorial projects which respond to the Foundation’s vision while investigating new territories. The candidate will also develop experimental forms and tools of engagement between artists and audiences, including young people. She or he will produce writing and compile and commission content for the Foundation’s publications and online resource, an important feature of the future institution. The associate curator will further contribute to carving a space for the Foundation on the international institutional and critical landscape, while making the institution relevant nationally and locally. She or he will seek and build partnerships with institutions internationally.
The associate curator will travel to Paris at regular intervals, working with the team onsite the equivalent of one week a month, in addition to the work carried out for the Foundation from her or his own city. Being part-time, the position enables the associate curator to continue with other part-time commitments. Speaking French isn’t a requirement, however the candidate should be fluent in English.
Annual Fee (VAT included): 40,000 €, paid in monthly instalments.
The associate curator needs to be freelance-registered or have a legal structure (a company or a status equivalent to auto-entrepreneur in France). In the event she or he doesn’t have a legal structure in place, the Foundation will offer administrative support to set one up.
The contract between the freelancer and the Foundation is for 12 months and renewable for a total of three years.
Costs covered by the Foundation:
Travel expenses (train in 2nd class or plane in Economy class) between the place of residence of the associate curator and the Foundation, within an annual limit set with the curator according to the location of their residence.
Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs related to research undertaken by the associate curator as part of their mission, to be defined annually with the Foundation
Candidates must send a cover letter and CV by Monday 1 December, 12pm, to:
Laurence Perrillat, email@example.com
Please write ‘Associate Curator Position’ in the subject line.
The cover letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) should outline the applicant’s engagement with art, design and/or fashion, and how it has manifested in their work to date. Details of relevant experience are also required, alongside a description of the applicant’s current activities.
For further information on the role and how to apply, please contact the Foundation’s administrator Laurence Perrillat, by telephone on: +33 (0)1 45 96 68 68, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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