Umeå University, Faculty of Arts

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37 000 students and about 4 700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. And the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is what it is all about. But also about delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. This is simply where the future is built.

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Bildmuseet is a creative workplace with around twenty employees. Together we run a public exhibition and events program focused on international contemporary art. We curate and produce exhibitions of the highest quality in collaboration with artists and art museums from around the world. More information can be found at

Description and work duties
As curator at Bildmuseet, you will initiate, curate, manage and implement exhibitions, public programs and projects in consultation with Bildmuseet’s director and artistic leader. The work includes project management, budget responsibility including seeking external funds, producing texts and publications. In addition to exhibition production, you will be responsible for initiating and implementing public talks and events, as part of the events program.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for candidates with a university degree in art history, curating or equivalent, who have experience in curating and project management of exhibitions from one or more contemporary art institutions. You will have an international profile and a curatorial practice with international networks relevant for Bildmuseet’s programme. You will be used to independently initiating, running, and implementing exhibition projects, with experience in managing budgets and attracting external funding.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and express yourself well in both speech and writing in the field of contemporary visual arts, with experience of communicating contemporary art to a wide range of audiences.

As a curator, you will work towards deadlines, which requires excellent time management, flexibility, and an ability to plan and organize your work successfully. You will be able to demonstrate that you have good co-operation and teamwork skills necessary for exhibition production.

Additional desired qualifications
A doctorate in art history, curatorial practice or equivalent will be a merit.

Further information
The position may be subject to probationary employment of 6 months.

The workplace is Umeå, Sweden.

The workplace language is Swedish and English, and those who speak English only are offered to attend the Swedish for Academics course at Umeå University.

Employment begins 15 May 2023 or by agreement.

The application must be made via the recruitment system Varbi and must include CV and a personal letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements for the role.

The application must be received no later than 6 February 2023.

For more information, please contact museum director Katarina Pierre

We welcome your application!


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-05-15 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1709-22
  • Museum director Katarina Pierre,
Union representative
  • SACO, +46907865365
  • SEKO, +46907865296
  • ST, +46907865431
Published 23.Nov.2022
Last application date 06.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET
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