Deputy Director (maternity cover) 
Full time 
Salary: £27,000 to £32,000 per annum depending on experience  

Chisenhale Gallery, one of London's primary public spaces for contemporary art, seeks to appoint an energetic and highly motivated team player to cover maternity leave for a key member of its small team, for a period of nine months (maximum 12 months) starting in January 2015.

The Deputy Director is responsible for the financial, administrative and day-to-day management of the gallery, as well as contributing to the strategic development of the organisation.

You will have at least three years' experience of working in a relevant role at a suitable level, preferably within a public contemporary art organisation.

Please click here to download an Application Pack, with details of the full job description and how to apply.  

Deadline for receiving applications: 10am Wednesday 1 October 2014

Interviews will be held on Friday 24 October 2014  

Provisional start date: 6 January 2015  
Provisional end date: 2 October 2015  

Chisenhale Gallery is committed to equal opportunities.  

Casting Call for Ed Fornieles Exhibition

Dancers are required for Modern Family, a new exhibition by Ed Fornieles (18 September to 9 November 2014). The exhibition comprises installation, sculpture and screen-based work, within an environment evocative of a suburban LA backyard, including sun loungers, a barbecue and a hot tub.  

Chisenhale Gallery is seeking dancers for the duration of the exhibition and two performances. We are looking to cast five archetypal family members based on the Dunphy family in the US TV series Modern Family. The role of the dancers is to activate the exhibition through a series of choreographed movements and routines. Performers will ideally be able to both dance and sing.    

Key Dates

Monday 8 September 2014: Deadline for applications  

Tuesday 9 September 2014: Afternoon and evening casting sessions.  

Thursday 11, Friday 12, Monday 15, Tuesday 16 September 2014: Rehearsals to take place over these days.  

19 September – 9 November 2014, Wednesday to Sunday, 1-6pm (plus extended opening hours on occasions): Individual ‘family members’ activate the exhibition through choreographed movements and interaction with props*.

Saturday 18 October 2014, 10am-6pm: The full cast perform a choreographed routine at intervals during a special day-long event timed to coincide with Frieze Art Fair.  

*We would like to cast dancers for weekly appearances on regular days throughout the run of the exhibition.    

Casting Info

Dad (Phil Dunphy). Age: early/mid 40s.
Thinks of himself as a 'cool dad'; has a very juvenile attitude and wants to be 'down with the kids'.  

Mum (Claire Dunphy). Age: early/mid 40s.
Once a wild child she worries about her children repeating her mistakes. She is strict, easily angered and constantly stressed about what her children, and husband are getting up to. She runs a tight household and is fastidious when it comes to cleaning, but she is very loving and puts her family before everything else, including her career. Her tough parenting skills mean other parents often call on her for advice.  

Eldest Daughter (Haley Dunphy). Age: Late teens.
A stereotypical older teenager, she is more concerned with boys and her social status than her school work. She spends most of her time texting and talking to friends. She is continually embarrassed of her parents.  

Middle Son/ Daughter (Alex Dunphy). Age: early teens.
This younger teen is the complete opposite of his/her sister: very intelligent and cares much more about school than being popular. He/she is an overachiever and continually shows off about his/her achievements, has few friends and devotes most of his/her time to her school work and hobbies.  

Grandfather (Jay Pritchett). Age: 60s.
Father to Claire and grandfather, he is the patriarch of the family. He represents traditional values and often ‘acts tough’ although he has a sensitive side and values his family.    


Please email katie.guggenheim@chisenhale.org.uk before Monday 8 September 2014 stating the role that you are interested in, including a brief expression of interest, a summary of relevant skills, CV and headshot.