Ansök senast 2023-09-10


Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is searching for an experienced candidate for the position, Head of Programme. This is a new position within the organisation and the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading OCA’s public programme, maintaining the organisation’s position as a prominent contemporary arts institution and identifying new opportunities for development. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of OCA’s programme with a strong interest in developing and implementing new platforms, models, and ways to engage with audiences.

As the Head of Programme, you will be responsible for OCA’s public programme, publications, and events, while actively strengthening collaborations with new and established network of artist and curators.

You will work to promote and stimulate idea-exchanging and contribute to the development of knowledge and practices within contemporary art. You will also work closely with external institutions, organisations, curators, and other art professionals, maintain strong collaborations and partnerships with various stakeholders who contribute to the development of OCA’s position and international network. For OCA’s participation at the Venice Biennale, you will work closely with the selected curators and artists, taking on overall responsibility for the smooth implementation of the project that is commissioned.

OCA is looking for a candidate with relevant education and extensive experience in art and culture. A strong candidate can demonstrate a proven competence and track record of building strong international networks and establishing collaborations with artists and curators. Experience in curating and interest in new technology, digital platforms and a curiosity about speculative futures is advantageous. The candidate should also have an interest in fostering networks and community building.

We offer an exciting position where you will shape OCA’s public program on an international level. You will work in a dynamic and creative environment, collaborating with curators and artists while contributing to the professional growth and enrichment of the contemporary art scene in Norway and fostering international connections.

Head of Programme reports to OCA’s Director and works together with the OCA team to realize various activities.

For inquiries, please contact Visindi, Mona Wille at +47 402 15 106, Andreas Virik at +47 930 04 949, Gro Krigsvoll at +47 918 75 639 or Marianne Bakken at +47 410 91 376.

Applications (including CV) can be submitted by September 10th. All inquiries are treated confidentially. In Norway, OCA is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act regarding the right to access applicant lists. The applicant must justify any request for exemption. If the exemption is not accepted, the applicant will be notified and can withdraw their application.


About OCA

OCA is a non-profit foundation dedicated to fostering dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and the international arts scene, promoting and supporting Norwegian contemporary art on the international stage through grants, visits and exchanges and professional programming that is continuously developed and reflects the diversity and innovation within Norwegian and international contemporary art. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of La Biennale du Venezia since 2001.

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