The Serralves Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and knowledge amongst audiences from different backgrounds and age groups in relation to contemporary art, architecture and the landscape and key issues facing society at present and in the future. The Foundation has an integrated approach based on its exceptional heritage assets, including, in particular, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Park.

To reinforce its artistic programme in the field of architecture, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in Porto, Portugal, is looking for an

(2 years position)

Working with the Director of the Museum, the holder of this new position will contribute to the identification of exhibitions to be held at the Museum, the design and development of programmes related to contemporary architecture and art, as well as develop and expand the network of contacts with specialist partners, both nationally and internationally.

Main responsibilities:

Design and develop exhibitions and projects, which aim is to stimulate interest in contemporary art and architecture, in collaboration with national and international institutions, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA),
Design and develop programmes, including research on other relevant architectural archives, that create context for the Álvaro Siza Archive held by Serralves with a view to promote awareness discussion and debate around contemporary architecture;
Lead on the development of research and public programmes, including think tanks, public forums and lecture cycles;
Attend curatorial and programming meetings at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art on a regular basis;
Produce and supervise editorial initiatives, including catalogues and interpretation materials, as well as online content to be promoted and communicated, both at a national and international level;
Encourage and develop partnerships with universities, research groups and other museums working with architecture as a part of their core focus;
Work closely with the Technical and Communication teams of the Serralves Foundation on the enhancement of digital engagement with the Álvaro Siza Archive and Serralves architectural programmes, and other architectural media platforms;
Advise the Special Projects and Development teams of the Serralves Foundation on funding and sponsorship strategies.
Required skills:

MA or PhD in relevant areas and compatible with the required position and responsibilities;
Excellent knowledge in history of modern and contemporary architecture;
Minimum professional experience of 3 years in producing innovative programmes related to architecture, preferably in a museum or contemporary art institution and their implementation;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team, whether with colleagues of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art or with artists, architects, external entities and collaborations, or the general public;
High level of written and oral communication skills;
The ability to influence others in presenting ideas and the ability to relate to new partners;
The ability to manage priorities and time, to take initiative and exercise responsible autonomy are critical for this role;
Fluency in Portuguese and English, both written and spoken. A third language fluency will be valued;
This position is not required to relocate to Porto, but requires availability to attend regular curatorial and programming planning meetings with the Director of Museum and key staff, as well as for programme and content delivery.
What we offer:

Integration into an innovative and world-renowned cultural institution in promoting the interest in contemporary architecture and its relationship to contemporary art and culture;
Integration into a dynamic team of curators and programmers of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art;
The opportunity to contribute to a developing area of activity of the Museum’s programme within a national and global context and set of networks.
For applications, please send by email, to, till 25th November 2016. The Serralves Foundation welcomes application from all sections of community and from both national and international candidates.

Serralves Foundation
Rua D. João de Castro, 210
4150-417 Porto Portugal



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