UCT: Curator in Photography and Fellowship in Photography
Opportunities to join the University of Cape Town. Curator in Photography The Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for a creative, energetic artist/photographer or scholar/curator of photography to work in the creative curation and assembling of photographic collections.
Curator in Photography
The Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for a creative, energetic artist/photographer or scholar/curator of photography to work in the creative curation and assembling of photographic collections.
The Centre, located at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, aims to digitise and conserve collections, as well as add to and exhibit or publish them. The curatorial role is seen less in the sense of a conservator and more in the sense of a curator/artist responsible for innovative exhibitions and publications.
An MFA or equivalent Master’s degree is required and the incumbent will be expected to manage the photo unit at the CCA, work with Fine Art and Humanities students (particularly postgraduates and fellows) and run public workshops.
The candidate should also have excellent management and organisational skills, whilst fundraising experience will be advantageous. Please refer to the CCA website for more information at www.cca.uct.ac.za
The post may be occupied from Assistant Lecturer to Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience and track record.
The annual remuneration packages, including benefits, range from R265 000 – R425 000,
depending on experience.
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, to Mrs Lily Nombombo, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Telephone: +27 21 650 5084
• Website: www.cca.uct.ac.za
The application form can also be downloaded at
Applications will be judged by a selection committee and an application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Reference number for this position: SR208/11
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2011
Fellowship in Photography
The CCA is also inviting applications for 6 or 12-month fellowships to work on a photographic project (worth R135 000 per annum). Fellows should have an MFA or equivalent experience and be located at the CCA for the duration of the fellowship.
Please refer to the information sheet and preferred areas of focus on the website at
Applications should be addressed to Thomas Cartwright at email@example.com and should include a project proposal, CV and names and details of three contactable referees.