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Curator
UAP Urban Art Projects
Post Date: 12 Nov 2021

JOB OVERVIEW

UAP believes that incredible things don’t just happen; they’re created, nurtured, believed in. Spanning art, architecture, design, environments, and everything in between – UAP works with artists and creatives to make incredible things all over the world. We aim to enrich the creative fabric of society by enhancing human experience and connections through art & design in the public realm. Our mission is to keep exploring and creating incredible things for the benefit of the place, our communities and for the planet.

Responsibility:

  • Attend briefings with BDMs to assess project opportunities and identify projects that require curatorial involvement
  • Undertake research, benchmarking, vision workshops, etc
  • Collaborate with BDMs to develop conceptual direction of sales responses
  • Assist in the development of targeted/tailored sales responses (EOIs, offers, tailored capability statements etc )
  • Assist in the development, review and update of relevant support documents
  • Collaborate internally to develop project programs
  • Identify & Construct budgets for artwork opportunities and artist fees
  • Develop initial project delivery methodology
  • Undertake research and benchmarking
  • Develop conceptual direction and curatorial framework
  • Produce Art Strategy and Artist Selection Documents
  • Develop knowledge of key local and state government public art guidelines/strategies etc
  • Invite and collaborate with guest curators as required
  • Lead curatorial direction on select projects
  • Research, develop and maintain artist/designer database
  • Undertake ongoing curatorial research
  • Develop relationships and liaise with gallery and artists
  • Source and procure appropriate artists/designers
  • Develop Artist/Designer Briefs and assist briefing sessions
  • Assist in the management of artist contractual relationships on behalf of the client/UAP throughout entire artwork commissioning process
  • Collaborate with Design Team to liaise with artists through commissioning process
  • Brief Design and Project Management Teams about project direction
  • Collaborate with Design Team to brief artist/designer
  • Provide curatorial input as required
  • Review design presentation and provide input
  • Attend design presentation if required

Requirements:

  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Excellent time management and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • A keen attention to detail and experience in the development of visual layouts/documentation
  • An ability to be flexible and a proactive team player in a fast changing environment
  • Strong ability to liase with & communicate to designers, curators, artists, project managers, clients and other key stakeholders
  • A strong desire to work with a passionate and dedicated team willing to do whatever it takes to deliver projects on time
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • As a minimum proficiency in Microsoft office and Adobe Indesign
  • Experience dealing with Artists, Designers and Built Environment professionals.
  • Experience in the public realm is desirable but not essential
  • Good awareness of emerging & established national/international artists
  • As a minimum a degree or higher qualifications in Visual/Fine Arts, Art history or related disciplines

JOB DETAILS

Location
Shanghai, China
Fields

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