Head of Exhibitions

The Henry Moore Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of sculpture. Its programme of exhibitions sits within and animates its broader research activities. Reporting to the Director of the Henry Moore Foundation, this new position will lead our ambitious and original exhibitions programme, working closely with the Head of Research to ensure that the Institute continues to contribute significantly to the presentation and study of sculpture; its history and current practice.

Based in Leeds, the Head of Exhibitions will be an experienced and senior exhibitions curator with a demonstrable record of addressing key issues in the field of sculpture. With a post-graduate qualification in art history, you will bring significant knowledge of the field, illustrated by published writings, substantial exhibitions and related scholarly catalogues.

The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience of leading an exhibitions team and will be a well organised and skilled project manager with excellent people skills, and will be a strong negotiator and sound financial manager with a track record of successful fundraising. The appointee will be an experienced public speaker and will be comfortable in participating in academic discourse, as well as contributing to the strategic management of the wider Foundation.

The Head of Exhibitions will be well networked nationally and internationally and will collaborate widely across both museum and academic sectors. In particular they will contribute to the important existing partnerships with Leeds Art Gallery and with other institutions in the region and beyond concerned with the furtherance of sculpture. You will understand the needs of a broad range of audiences and communicate accordingly to achieve the over-arching aims of the Henry Moore Foundation.

Further information about the Henry Moore Foundation and our programmes is available at our website: http://www.henry-moore.org

Please return your completed form to Terry Millson at terry@henry-moore.org by 10am Thursday 6 July.

Interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates in Leeds on Monday 17 July. Shortlisted candidates are also invited to keep Wednesday 19 July free in the case of second interviews.

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Contact Name

Terry Millson

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Start Date

14th June 2017

Closing Date

6th July 2017