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The Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) is an independent non-profit arts initiative founded in Cairo, in 2004, by a group of visual artists and professional photographers. CiC works to create a platform for production, exhibition, dissemination, research, education and exchange.
CiC's mission evolves from an interest in the multifarious modes of image production and consumption, contemporary and historical, arising from within and without art practices, and the ways in which they reflect and deflect the present. CiC has a special interest in the photographic image at large. Over the years, CiC has sought to engage a wide range of local and international cultural producers, in an attempt to enhance and augment local artistic production and discourse. CiC's interest in exploring, questioning and responding to local artistic needs and concerns qualifies its interest and engagement in international art production and discourse.
CiC is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the role of curator. This is a key artistic and management position within the institution. The curator will work closely with the CiC director to further the depth and breadth of CiC's mission. It is a complex and demanding role, offering significant responsibility and a diverse, in depth engagement with the local, regional and international art fields. The curator should have a demonstrable knowledge of contemporary art practices and discourse, as well as an active interest in researching and engaging other paradigms of knowledge and practice.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop, fundraise, and realize CiC's program, ranging from art projects, exhibitions, workshops and classes to various discursive activities. The curator must be able to realize their artistic program, from the stage of conceptualization to financial closure and reporting. This program should be able to draw on, question and enrich local and regional cultural capital, as well as maintain an international awareness and interest. The program should be exciting, engaging and pertinent, and in its diversity of scope and fields of interest should address a professional as well as a general public.
Excellent interpersonal skills and advanced organizational skills are necessary, as well as the ability to develop effective partnerships and work collaboratively with the other CiC staff and various other collaborators.
Interested applicants should apply with a detailed CV and a letter of motivation, explaining their interests in working in Cairo and with CiC, and giving a general proposition for their vision of a curatorial direction of CiC.
Applicants do not have to be currently residing in Egypt but must be willing to relocate upon accepting the position. A competitive local salary is offered.
Application deadline: 20 June 2009.
Job opening at the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo
20 June 2009