CIVA is looking for a curator in contemporary architecture. 

  • Curator, “contemporary architecture”

    CIVA - Brussels Centre for City, Architecture and Landscape



    CIVA is a centre for exhibitions, education, conservation and meetings both for the general public and those with a passionate interest in modern and contemporary architecture, landscapes and urban ecosystems. CIVA offers activities in Ixelles as well as within the KANAL cultural project, into which it will be integrated by 2024.

    CIVA runs a large number of activities and services: temporary exhibitions, a permanent space dedicated to children, as well as spaces for debate and the expression of diverse opinions, and for educational activities and events. CIVA also makes available to the public an exceptional archive (plans, sketches, models, furniture, etc.) and a library holding 50,000 books and magazines.

    CIVA is looking for a "contemporary architecture" curator to join its programming department. The appointment is scheduled for autumn 2021.


    Head office

    Rue de l'Ermitage, 55

    1050 Brussels




    Job title 

    Curator, “contemporary architecture”



    Under the supervision of the artistic director, the "contemporary architecture" curator will develop and monitor the cultural programme related to this theme, and represent and position the institution at national and international level.

    The tasks entrusted to him/her are:

    -        Participation in the development of cultural programming (exhibitions, publications and events)

    -        Monitoring the production (content, mounting, staging or formatting) of the cultural programme, in collaboration with the production, publishing and communication departments

    -        Representation and positioning of the institution (teaching, research, profession and cultural sector)

    -        Promoting the activities and collections, particularly through their circulation

    -        Participation in the implementation of the acquisition policy of the library and archives departments (purchases, donations, auctions, subscriptions)

    -        Development of partnerships (with associations, schools, cultural institutions) on a national and international scale

    -        Expertise related to the theme, advice and assistance to the institution's teams

    -        Secretariat and management of the "architecture and urban planning" scientific council

    -        Preparation of the move to the Kanal cultural centre 

    -        Follow-up of subsidies

    -        Budget monitoring

    -        Reporting





    Master's degree in architecture, history or art history



    Three exhibition references in institutions open to the general public.

    Three references of articles or publications.


    Qualifications required

    -        Excellent command of one of the two national languages (Dutch or French) and good knowledge of the other.

    -        Excellent command of English.

    -        Proficiency in use of Office.

    -        Dynamism, initiative, efficiency, versatility, independence.

    -        Proven interest in heritage, architecture and archive management.





    Full time


    Start of contract

    Autumn 2021


    How to apply


    Required documents 

    CV (including exhibition and publication references) and covering letter. 

    Send both documents separately in PDF format as e-mail attachments.


    Submit application by e-mail to


    Contact persons

    Nikolaus Hirsch and Benjamin Erarts