Head of Exhibitions

Organisation: Dundee Contemporary Arts

Salary: £34,171.87 per annum

Location: Dundee

DCA is seeking a new Head of Exhibitions following the announcement that Eoin Dara will be leaving in early 2023 to begin an exciting new role.

DCA’s Head of Exhibitions is responsible for the development, curation and delivery of a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, commissions, projects, publications and events as part of DCA’s creative and cultural programme. Working closely with the Director to fulfil DCA’s vision and shape its critically acclaimed wide-ranging and dynamic programme of Scottish, British and international contemporary art, the Head of Exhibitions manages programme activity both within the gallery spaces and beyond the building, through commissioning, touring, publicly sited work, publications and partnership projects. A central part of Dundee’s visitor offer and city and community life, DCA was named as one of Scotland’s five best art galleries in The Times, with shows recently previewed and reviewed by The Guardian, Frieze, Art Monthly, Art Review and Studio International.

The Head of Exhibitions is a member of DCA’s Senior Management Team, with the Heads of Cinema, Print Studio, Learning, and Operations, the Deputy Director – Head of External Relations and the Deputy Director – Head of Finance. Strong working, supportive and strategic relationships with all SMT members is key. The Head of Exhibitions manages the Exhibitions team, which includes the Exhibitions Manager, Exhibitions Coordinator and Exhibitions Assistant.

The post holder is also responsible for working closely with the Visitor Services Manager, Duty Supervisors and the Head of Learning to support the briefing and development of Visitor Assistants in the gallery spaces.

A creative and focused individual, with a strong network of contacts in the visual arts sector, you will work in partnership with a wide range of external partners and peer organisations to deliver an ambitious and sustainable programme that is a model of excellence regionally, nationally and internationally and which supports DCA’s mission, vision, aims and values. A commitment to equality, anti-racism, social justice and accessibility in all areas of your work is essential.

Application Deadline: Friday 23/12/2022