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Head of Artistic Department

Mudam Luxembourg wishes to appoint a Head of the Artistic Department to assist the museum in advancing its ambition to be a focal point for contemporary art in Europe and beyond. Mudam’s mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the most relevant art of our times for the largest possible public through its collection, temporary exhibitions, programmes, and partnerships.

Opened in 2006 in a purpose-built building designed by the renowned Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, Mudam is located in the Park Draï Eechelen overlooking the historic city of Luxembourg.

The programme, which is multi-disciplinary in nature, includes between 6–8 temporary exhibitions of varying scales each year alongside performances, changing collection displays, commissioned projects, and a programme of sculptural interventions in the grounds of the museum.

Reporting to the Director, Bettina Steinbrügge, the Head of the Artistic Department will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the direction of Mudam.
  • Providing leadership to the curatorial, production and collection teams in the development of a world class programme of exhibitions and collection of reference for Luxembourg and in Europe.
  • Contributing to the development of the museum in the 21st century they will work collaboratively with colleagues across the museum and with museum partners.

Mudam seeks an experienced curator with

  • A track record of excellence in exhibition making and with significant experience of working at a senior level in museums or artistic institutions.
  • An international network of artists, curators and cultural thinkers.
  • Experience of working with collections and acquisitions and who is in touch with developments globally.
  • A record of published writing and catalogues in their portfolio.
  • Experience of managing teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, who is a team-player, able to contribute to the work and activities of Mudam at the highest level.
  • Fluency in English and at least a basic knowledge of French.

Mudam is open to diversity of applicants without distinction of gender, religion, skin colour, nationality, sexual preference or disability. Mudam aims to reflect the diversity of Luxembourg, both its staff and its visitors. It is the Museum’s policy and practice as an employer to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment by prohibiting any form of discrimination.

For more information or to request an application pack please contact Debra Young of Purple Light Consulting Limited at debra [​at​] / T +44 (0) 20 8458 5460.

Closing date for applications: October 1, 2023, 11:59pm
Salary: Competitive