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Ref: KP429-1163

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

My client a large developer in Saudi Arabia has an urgent requirement for a Curator to support, foster and engage the creative, arts and crafts communities in Riyadh.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic team and help to showcase the cities tangible and intangible cultural heritage as an inspiration for the future.

Suitable candidates who fulfil the criteria are invited to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Provide input during the development of the section's strategy, goals, initiatives, and plans, and monitor their execution.
* Manage day-to-day activities and operations, recommend potential improvements, and ensure proper documentation and implementation of all policies and procedures.
* Assist in the development of the annual budget, including all financial and human resources requirements for the section.
* Monitor the operational performance of the section, compare them to the established objectives and goals and report results accordingly.
* Provide coaching, guidance, and support to employees in the execution of their work and ensure proper knowledge transfer to develop them and improve their performance.
* Oversee the listing and cataloguing of all artwork and items in collections, including researching objects for the purposes of identification and authentication.
* Responsible for the acquisition of new collection items by conducting appropriate research, managing artifacts.
* Lead and conceptualize, plan, and install exhibitions.
* Publish research and information to journals, catalogues, and books in coordination with the Research & Interpretation Department.
* Maintain updated knowledge of the art and culture market and in-depth knowledge of their collections and exhibitions.
* Build and manage educational programs.
* Develop relationships with collectors, artists, artisans, scholars and others in the art and culture market.
* Develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts.
* Conceive, initiate, and manage arts and culture projects and programs that activate, celebrate and foster different aspects of Diriyah and the region's cultural heritage.
* Manage budgets and schedules accordingly.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree in Art History Studies or relevant.
* Master's Degree preferred.
* A minimum of 8 years of experience in the Art & Culture industry with 4 years of experience in a managerial role.
* Experience in a national cultural institution or creative sector organization.
* Ability to balance the space between stakeholder expectations, societal norms, and artistic integrity.
* Experience working with a diverse group of cultural practitioners and artists (in the broadest sense).
* Sensitivity to the tone and nuance of Saudi culture.
* Ability to create programs that engage the public with cultural practices.

About the Company

Blake Anderson is a boutique consultancy based in the UK, with a satellite office in Dubai. Specialising in Technical and Construction Recruitment, Blake Anderson provides a superior service to clients and candidates within the construction and technical sectors.

We concentrate on placing professionals throughout the world, focusing mainly on the Middle East and Asia, drawing on both the global and local markets for highly qualified professionals. In order to attract the best talent, we invest in various high-end advertising mediums.

With a database of 1,000's of candidates, our experienced consultants have a wealth of recruitment knowledge and have a consultative approach at all times, ensuring a second to none service.

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