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digital curator job in Switzerland

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Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]>

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Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:35:56 +0000

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an interesting combination of curatorial and academic work:

The Fotomuseum Winterthur is one of the premier institutions for photography in Europe, staging between six and eight exhibitions a year. It attracts an international public interested in art, photography and digital media. Other core activities include the building and care of a collection of contemporary photography, the publishing of catalogues and books, and the running of an education programme. With its small but enthusiastic staff, the Fotomuseum is funded through sponsoring, the public purse and a successful Friends’ organisation.

The Lucerne School of Art and Design offers unique courses of study to students across Switzerland and positions itself in specially selected areas of design and artistic research. Thanks to national and international networks, prominent specialists and excellent workshop facilities, the School offers a wide variety of development opportunities. It is one of five departments of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and has a staff of over 1,500 offering training and further education to over 10,200 students.

In an innovative co-operation in relation to education, research and development and digital publishing strategies, the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Lucerne School of Art and Design – Camera Arts are looking for a specialist to fill the following roles from the 1 January 2015 or by agreement:
Digital Curator (Junior), Fotomuseum Winterthur (60%)
Media Designer (Artistic Staff), Lucerne School of Art and Design – Camera Arts (20%)

Your role

Your role as Digital Curator at the Fotomuseum Winterthur:
– Development and implementation of the Museum’s digital curatorial programme
– Conception and implementation of an on-line communication strategy (web, apps), with an emphasis on design and editorial work
– Application of a social media strategy
– Development and management of projects in the area of e-books, apps and digital publishing in collaboration with external partners

Your role as Media Designer at the Lucerne School of Art and Design:
– Participation in teaching and student support in relation to screen design, including web, apps, moving image, interactive digital media and digital publishing (teaching takes place in collaboration with other staff)
– Collaboration with experimental photography and visual media projects (on and offline), including the use of location media, archives, community platforms and room installations
– The visualisation of knowledge in relation to research
– Ensuring the exchange of knowledge and practice between the two institutions (projects and discourse)

Your Profile
– Excellent practical and theoretical knowledge in the areas of photography, visual media and digital culture. You will have experience of curating exhibitions and/or working with artists
– Knowledge and experience of state-of-the-art applications in relation to on-line communications, screen design and the design of multimedia communication tools
– An ability to generate your own content and to work together with artists, curators, authors and journalists in editorial processes
– The ability to understand multi- and trans-media experiment and research as social and content- driven as well as technical work. You will be able to develop these both critically and creatively
– Knowledge of software, social media and online platforms, including HTML programming, digital editing, picture editing, motion design, app design, Screen Type, SQL, NoSQL, Python, C++, ObjectiveC, Java, Javascript, Max/MSP. You will be willing to expand basic programming knowledge
– Educated to Masters level at an art school or similar institution
– An interest in dynamic forms of organisation and communication. You are able to take responsibility and use your own initiative. You have good communications skills and are able to work in a team
– Written and spoken skills in English and German, or the readiness to learn German
– An international mind-set
– An ability to operate in relation to the different interests and organisational dynamics of the two institutions

What You Can Expect

At both the Fotomuseum and the Lucerne School of Art and Design you can expect an exciting
and ambitious working environment. You will experience photography in a broad international context, exploring its relation to art, design, media and society. In their respective fields the two institutions pursue high-quality and advanced solutions in relation to research, education and communication. The two roles are divided administratively and close co-operation will enable a unique job opportunity. A position as Artistic Staff (Research Associate) at the Lucerne University
of Applied Arts and Sciences usually lasts three years, but can be extended to five years.

For further information about the post of “Digital Curator” please contact Duncan Forbes, director, Fotomuseum Winterthur, [log in to unmask] or at www.fotomuseum.ch

Further details about the post of “Media Designer” can be received from Evert Ypma, head of program, Camera Arts, [log in to unmask] or at www.cameraarts.ch
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2014.

The first round of interviews takes place on 28 August at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (or through agreement by Skype). The second round takes place on 10 September 2014 at the Lucerne School of Arts and Design.

We welcome on-line applications with a covering letter, a CV, a portfolio, a statement of your motivation for applying, and potential referees. Please send to www.hslu.ch/jobs

===

Dr. Sarah Cook
Reader / Dundee Fellow
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
13 Perth Road DD1 4HT

phone: 01382 385247
email: [log in to unmask]





The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC015096

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