no.w.here is seeking a Curator to develop and deliver the 2014 Summer School which builds and extends upon our previous successful two Summer Schools. The Curator must have a dynamic approach to programming and be able to implement a theoretical framework responsive to the delivery mode of the Summer School which covers lectures, presentations and workshops. The Curator should have both a strong education planning and teaching delivery background, as well as vast experience in arts programming. An understanding and ability to market and promote the school to a wide sector is imperative to the role. The Curator will also be responsible for delivering an overarching text for the school which describes the school conceptually, and invites response from participants and the public.
The Curator will work independently but in association with no.w.here staff Karen Mirza, James Holcombe and Sally Golding to shape and define the overall theoretical framework, select guest artists, devise theory sessions, and program public screenings and events.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a driven individual to use this experience to develop and advance their practice within a dynamic and progressive environment at a time which coincides with no.w.here’s 10th birthday high profile celebratory events.
Background & Concept:
no.w.here’s summer school is a six week programme that builds on our reputation as a vital community and site for the production, discussion and dissemination of practices engaged with the moving image, politics, aesthetics and technology. The no.w.here summer school is not invested in reproducing the structures, canons and learning models on offer in Higher Education; equally we are not an autonomous free school. no.w.here counters the widespread privatisation of education by offering a pedagogical environment that grounds itself on egalitarian, non-profit terms. The summer school offers participants a combination of theoretical seminars, participant-led activities, field trips, guest workshops led by artists and theorists alongside an intensive programme of hands-on film and video making. These components are reliant upon and reflective of one another in a manner that allows practice to enlighten theory, collective experimentation to inform individual production.
Main Duties & Skills:
- Ability to multi task and to work cordially and professionally with all involved in the Summer School including no.w.here staff, guest lecturers and students.
- Have a developed understanding of the technical requirements for public presentations and workshops.
- Experience in scheduling and programming, and good organisational skills in facilitating and actioning meetings.
- Excellent communication across all forums.
- Experience and understanding of community organised education and participatory sessions, and a synergy with the free school model of education.
- Availability to cover occasional evening work (up to three sessions over six weeks) during the active period of the school to meet the needs of delivering the public program.
- The Curator must have a minimum 3-5 years experience covering education, theory and programming.
- Temporary: 30 days covering research, planning and preparation, as well as delivery of the Summer School.
- Preparation can start from January, and active delivery of the school takes place July to August.
- Some additional hours in line with the nature of arts programming and delivery for public events may be required.
- The position will be supported by a production assistant.
Monday 16th December, 6pm
January 2014 dates TBC
£3,000 contractors fee
To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter and a short statement of your vision for the 2014 Summer School (no more than 400 words) to Sally Golding, Administrator, no.w.here, sally.golding[@]no-w-here.org.uk
For further background information please see the entries for the previous two Summer Schools on the no.w.here website: A Lecture From Behind the Screen http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=1&subCat=docdetail&id=317
and Forcible Frames http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/index.php?cat=1&subCat=docdetail&id=346
. Additionally, commentary from previous Summer School participants is available to peruse via our blog (entries July - August) http://nowhereopenstudio.blogspot.co.uk