Assistant Curator

Published on the 17th Aug 2021 / closing date 31 August 2021

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is looking for an Assistant Curator to join the team.

Reporting to the Senior Curator, the position is responsible for activities related to the research, management, archiving, realization of projects with artists, lenders and art institutions and the care of the Zeitz MOCAA permanent art collection. Working closely with the curatorial team on production and installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions and collection displays, publications, and related public programs designed to advance the foundation’s mission.

This position requires a talented professional skilled in collaboration across the museum departments. Ability to contribute to the development and growth of robust exhibition and discursive programmes that engages diverse audiences and advances artistic and cultural discourse.

A Master’s degree is preferable, or a degree in Art History, or equivalent. Specialization in contemporary art is highly desired. With a minimum of 5 years’ experience in museums or comparable cultural institutions. Be passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary culture from Africa and its diaspora. Having the ability to speak, write and read French business language is and added advantage.

Advanced research skills and a solid background in modern and contemporary art history as well as art handling experience is essential. Come with good networks and experience working with artists, VIP guests and institutional stakeholders. Work in a professional demeanor, with diplomatic skills, and with the ability to handle sensitive situations. Effective time-management to deliver as per objectives and plan on exhibitions and programming. Must possess advanced writing skills, including but not limited to analytical writing. Team leadership, delegation, and development.

As a cutting-edge equal opportunity institution, Zeitz MOCAA celebrates diversity in all its forms including gender, race, creed, and orientation. Zeitz MOCAA is committed to Employment Equity and particularly welcomes applications from suitably qualified Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) for this position.

To apply please send your CV and two writing samples together with a covering letter to careers@zeitzmocaa.museum

Email Subject Heading: Assistant Curator
Closing date: 31 August 2021

Apply for this job: careers@zeitzmocaa.museum