Centre Pompidou in search of Curator, Head of the Design Department

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Curator, Head of the Design Department
The Musée national d'art moderne–
Centre de création industrielle /
Centre Pompidou

Application deadline: 25 July 2012


Curator, Head of the Design Department
The Musée national d'art moderne-Centre de création industrielle / Centre Pompidou is looking for an experienced curator of design with a long track record of creating exhibitions and managing design collections. He/she will run the Design Department, manage its staff, and define its scientific goals.

He/she works under the direct responsibility of the Museum Deputy Director, in charge of coordinating the departments of design, architecture, and industrial prospective and ultimately under the Museum Director's authority.

He/she is responsible for conservation, research, enrichment, and valorisation of the Department collections and participates in the drawing up of the cultural policy of the Pompidou Centre. He/she applies the cultural orientations of the institution within his/her Department in direct contact with the curators concerned.

He/she defines a strategy of acquisitions and exhibitions in the field of design. To that effect, he/she maintains permanent relations with artists, collectors, galleries, art dealers, and museums, both in France and abroad.

He/she works in coordination with the other Departments of the MNAM-CCI and the other Departments of the Centre Pompidou.

Qualifications and skills
A renowned specialist in the field of design with advanced knowledge of art history and specifically of the 20th century.
Outstanding experience with management of collections and techniques of enrichment, treatment, conservation, valorisation, and development of art heritages.
Previous experience in team management.
Ability to classify priorities and organize the work in team.
Fluent in English and French.

Position available from 1 September 2012.
Please submit your application proposal together with a current résumé at
secretariat.directeur-mnam@centrepompidou.fr until 25 July 2012.

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