EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, opened in 2006, is one of Finland’s largest art museums and it is run by the Espoo Art Museum Foundation. EMMA’s collections and exhibitions focus on Finnish and international modernism, contemporary art and design. EMMA is located in the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in Tapiola, Espoo.
EMMA is seeking a visionary exhibition professional for the permanent post of
As a Chief Curator your role is to develop and manage EMMA’s exhibition operations as part of the overall development of the museum. You will serve as the line manager for the exhibition team and are part of the project management steering group. You will be launching and resourcing international and Finnish exhibition projects with a strong customer-centred focus. You will also be curating some of the exhibitions. Building contacts and maintaining collaborative networks internationally is also a key aspect of your role.
We expect you to demonstrate strong practical experience in Finnish and international exhibition curating and productions in the fields of contemporary and modern art. You are also expected to have in-depth knowledge about the museum sector and an applicable university degree and show an ability to work as part of the leadership team. As a manager you will adopt the coaching style of leadership and you understand the unique aspects of managing experts, allowing space for ideas to grow.
We value good presentation skills, flexibility , solution-focused approach, strong organisational and team skills, ability to perform under pressure and advanced social and language skills.
We offer you a unique opportunity to work in a versatile and demanding international role in a dynamic professional community.
We are assisted in the selection of candidates by the recruitment consultancy TRANSEARCH. Please, send any questions regarding the role starting 20 February to Jukka Lehtiluoto, tel. +358 400 707544. If you wish to be part of EMMA and its future, send your application and CV by 26 February to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your salary will be determined in accordance with EMMA’s salary schedule.
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