Exhibitions & Collections Curator

Forming in 2019, the MIMA School of Art and Design now leads Teesside University’s well-established Fine Art provision. The MIMA School of Art and Design model is nationally unique and provides a rich research environment for support staff and students alike. Comprising the museum and gallery, studios and workshops, the move supports new generations of artists to successfully begin their creative working lives. 
With MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, as a creative hub, students will gain the opportunity to connect with world-leading artists preparing new exhibitions and established curators working on commissions, projects and collections. MIMA has an innovative approach to community engagement and students will gain an insight into the wider civic role of the gallery. MIMA is an internationally renowned contemporary art gallery and museum that exhibits, commissions and collects modern and contemporary art and craft. MIMA, which opened in 2007, was established to bring together the town’s art collections. MIMA has a civic agenda to put art into action. We connect art, people and ideas. Working with communities to address current global and local issues through art, we offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects and community-focused initiatives that involve and connect many artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, debate and making. Our ambition is that a range of constituents shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive and used by all.
We now seek a Degree level candidate to lead the programme of Exhibitions and Collections as part of the Programme Team, conceptualising, planning and delivering public-facing artistic programmes and managing the collection. To apply you must have experience of delivering artistic programmes within the visual arts field.  You will bring your knowledge of the latest developments in curatorial practice as well as a good working knowledge of current issues in engagement, audience development and museum education.
Applicants will have strong and demonstrable expertise in collections management, care and display, with a commitment to broadening public access to the visual arts and to strengthening links with the local community.  Successful candidates will have a proven record of research and other forms of knowledge exchange.
The Tees Valley is an enjoyable place to live – in the heart of the North of England’s coastline and countryside, with easy access to Durham, Newcastle and York.
This post is available on a full-time or job share basis.  (If you wish to apply on a job share basis you must state this on your application).
Apply now if you would like to join us.
For an informal discussion, please contact Elinor Morgan, Senior Curator at E.Morgan@tees.ac.uk 



Start Date

7th February 2020

Closing Date

26th February 2020