Curator of Learning for Publics

Application: May 30, 2021

PUBLICS is seeking a Curator of Learning 

Helsinki based curatorial agency PUBLICS is recruiting a Curator of Learning who will be responsible for the planning and executing of our learning program. Between 2021-2022 PUBLICS is setting up a new initiative, youth advisory board, which offers paid positions for a small number of young people who actively support both decision-making and implementation of PUBLICS program. Curator of Learning will have a key role working with public outreach and connecting with schools, educators, partners and young people across the society. They will have the overall responsibility to plan and implement activities directed towards young people and to facilitate monthly gatherings and meetings with the established youth board.

This task requires experience in education and local schooling systems, an existing pedagogy network within the Helsinki area is considered advantageous. PUBLICS nurtures a dedicated mixed public for our program (ethnicity, gender, sexuality, education, class etc.), therefore a previous experience in working with young people from diverse backgrounds is valued. We hope that as a Curator of Learning you share the interest on how to make the arts and culture more accessible and to involve future generations. Understanding of contemporary art, its ecosystem and different publics will be useful.

PUBLICS is a small and flexible organization currently with two full-time employers, artistic director and program manager, which means you will be working in a small team. Understanding of collaborative working methods, flexibility, and strong communication, organizational and administrative skills are needed. Excellent written and spoken skills in English are essential as it is our working language.

Work will begin in August 2021 or as agreed. This post is being offered as a full-time position, but we are open to this being restructured as a part-time and to applicants needing flexibility due to prior commitments. The full-time salary is 3000e/month, and the position is fixed term until end of 2022. PUBLICS is an organisation committed to equity, inclusivity, and diversity in its staff, its board and its public programming. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and with abilities to work with people from a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged and given priority.

To apply send your one-page application in English explaining how your experience would contribute to our learning program, along with your CV to: 

Applications must be received by 30 May 2021. See https://www.publics.fi/calendar/curator-of-learning/

Further questions, please contact: Paul O’Neill, Artistic Director, 

PUBLICS is a curatorial agency with a dedicated library, event space and reading room in Vallila, Helsinki. PUBLICS develops out of Checkpoint Helsinki established in 2013. In its spirit, PUBLICS continues this organization’s commitment to critical social thinking, contemporary art and publicness. Our main goals are to promote and support new collaborative models and positions within the art world, to bring together diverse publics and communities to increase intersectional participation, and to advance local and international networks to diversify local cultural fields. PUBLICS is currently funded by the City of Helsinki, Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish National Agency for Education, Erasmus+: Youth In Action, and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. More information: publics.fi