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Dundee Contemporary Arts

Archived: Head of Exhibitions

DCA is a highly successful, internationally renowned centre for contemporary art that enables audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create through our four programme areas: Exhibitions, Cinema, Print and Learning.

We are currently recruiting for:

Post Title: Head of Exhibitions

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £29,000 – £32,000 (depending on experience)

Pension: Generous pension scheme available

Role details

DCA’s Head of Exhibitions is responsible for the development, curation and delivery of a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, commissions, projects and publications delivered as part of DCA’s programme. Working closely with the Director to fulfil DCA’s vision and to shape a wide-ranging and dynamic programme of Scottish 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 and partnership projects.

The Head of Exhibitions is a member of DCA’s Senior Management Team, with the Heads of Cinema, Print Studio, Learning, and Communications and the Depute Director, who oversees operations. Strong working and strategic relationships with all SMT members is key. The Head of Exhibitions manages the Exhibitions team, which currently includes the Exhibitions Manager and Exhibitions Assistant.

The post holder is also responsible for working closely with the Visitor Service Managers and the Head of Learning to support the briefing and professional development of gallery Visitor Assistants.

A creative and focused individual, you will work in partnership with a wide range of external partners to deliver an ambitious and sustainable programme that is a model of excellence

For further details and an application pack, visit our website or contact our HR Administrator on 01382 909 224. Please send your completed application for the position to

Please note we do not accept CV applications.

Deadline for completed applications is Friday 16 December 2016.

Please note that we anticipate that interviews will take place week commencing 9 January 2017. 

Dundee Contemporary Arts

152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

DCA is supported by Dundee City Council and Creative Scotland

DCA is committed to Equal Opportunities.