7 November 2019
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands, with well-known names in the collection and a rich, engaging exhibition programme ranging from crowd-pullers to presentations spotlighting young artists and designers. Almost 125 years young, the Stedelijk Museum has built a great reputation as a platform for world class artists often presented early in their career. The Stedelijk Museum has its roots in Amsterdam, reaches out to national and international audiences and, with 650,000 visitors a year, is the fourth best-visited museum in the Netherlands.
The ambition of the new directorate is to develop the Stedelijk into a museum that is dynamic, specific, participative, accessible and self-critical. The Stedelijk Museum has redoubled its desire to take responsibility in thinking about a shared and tolerant society in which everyone feels at home: Artist and Audience driven.
The Museum has an impressive track record in the field of design; not only through the collection of graphic design, applied art and industrial design, but also through the collection presentations and many exhibitions that are organized around design. Now, more than ever, the Stedelijk’s ambition is to connect with social themes and issues such as sustainability, inclusiveness and digitalization in the field of design. Social design, inclusive design, security design, digital design and identity design are some of the current design concepts that need to be discussed within the Stedelijk Museum.
To realize this ambition, the Stedelijk Museum is looking for a CURATOR DESIGN (M/F/X) 24 - 36 hours a week.
This function is specifically aimed at the further development of our position in the field of design, working closely with the other disciplines in the museum. The candidate will focus on profiling Design in the broadest sense of the word, within the museum, nationally and internationally, through temporary exhibitions, research, collaborations, co-productions and collection presentations. In addition, the candidate is expected to have experience and affinity with addressing the questions and challenges that arise with regard to a collection.
The successful applicant will report to the director as a member of the Curatorial team. For more information and application, click this link.