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Tate St Ives Seeks Artistic Director

Tate St Ives, part of the Tate family of Museums which includes Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool, is developing as an international centre of art and exchange at the heart of Cornwall.

Tate St Ives. Photo © Tate.
Tate St Ives. Photo © Tate.
Rooted in its local context with a particular focus on the St Ives Modernists, the gallery seeks to reflect the radical nature of this legacy in a dynamic programme of modern and contemporary art. The Museum is currently embarked on a 13.3m GBP capital project, completing in 2016, which will transform the gallery’s ability to host and engage with a variety of visiting and local audiences and improve the capacity of its artistic programme.

Leading the delivery of the artistic vision for Tate St Ives, the new Artistic Director will direct and lead the gallery’s art and learning programmes to reflect and embody the role of Tate St Ives as a centre for enjoyment and study of 20th-century contemporary art. They will work closely with the Executive Director and have access to the Director, Tate and Tate National on the development of the artistic programme and to the Director, Tate Learning on the development of the learning programme. They will play a key role with the Executive Director in setting the strategic direction and business plan for Tate St Ives and will represent Tate St Ives effectively to artists, collectors and institutions in Cornwall and the South West, also nationally and internationally.

Candidates for this Director-level post will not only have a distinguished track record as a curator of modern and contemporary art and a deep commitment to and understanding of learning programmes, they will also be able to demonstrate management and leadership capability. They will have academic leadership and research skills as well as the ability to lead, influence, negotiate and work collaboratively across a complex organisation to deliver exceptional results.

For more information or to receive an application pack, please contact Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0) 20 7884 9201 or at [email protected]. Information is also available at or

Closing date for applications is Monday September 9, 2013.

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG