Some core skills and attributes for the best-fit candidate include
- creativity, a good eye for art
- good judgment in developing the right partnerships with new stakeholders
- great content development and captivating storytelling
- writing abilities for the interpretation of art.
Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills are also essential as relating with internal and external stakeholders is a key part of the role.
ART X Collective builds platforms and businesses to empower Africa’s creative talent.
Founded by Tokini Peterside, the company’s current platforms include:
ART X Lagos - the premier international art fair in West Africa
The ART X Prize - Nigeria’s leading award for emerging visual artists
ART X Live! - a dynamic live showcase and launchpad for rising musicians and artists.
ART X Collective also includes an advisory arm, and since 2013 has supported pioneering entrepreneurs and brands across the culture, design and luxury sectors.
Develop and execute curatorial plans in order to support the delivery of the goals of the company and its future ambitions.
Draft written content and collate supporting images for curatorial projects.
Communicate with artists, collaborators and team members to develop and execute curatorial initiatives, projects and propose ideas/initiatives for the company.
Building and maintaining relations with new and existing artists.
Research contemporary artists and contemporary art trends, as well as innovations to feature in various projects.
Promote new ideas and ways of handling curatorial activities and special projects by being creative, experimental and ingenious.
Support the Marketing Department with curatorial content (content calendar) and the communication of company initiatives.
Coordination of bookings, logistics and support in the preparation of schedules and itineraries for visiting guests involved in curatorial programming.
Prepare drafts of post-mortem reports, and suggestions for improvements, at various stages of ongoing initiatives.
Stay abreast of relevant contemporary art, culture and social media trends.
Other tasks, administrative or research duties assigned by the Curator/ CEO.
Preferred Skills and Requirements:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Great organisational and project management skills
Passion for arts and culture
Determined and resourceful
Ability to excel under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
Admirable attention to detail
Excellent research skills