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Assistant Curator, Displays

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Opportunity type:Fixed-term, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week  

Salary:£30,848 per annum 


Closing date:31 May 2024 at midnight 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Tate Britain curatorial team in an Assistant Curator capacity.

You will work across Tate Britain’s Collection Displays, which in 2023 were rehung for the first time in ten years, and include over 800 works by over 350 artists spanning six centuries.

Supported by a group of Curators and the Project Curator and Manager, Commissions you will deliver contemporary interventions in the Collection Displays. These are artworks that expand and diversify the story of British art told in Tate Britain’s galleries. Current interventions explore queer histories; women’s movements; colonialism and transatlantic slavery; and artists of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage.

You will also assist and support Tate Britain Curators to deliver and make changes to collection displays; and to write interpretation and summary texts.

We are looking for well-organised team-players with experience working with collections and exhibitions, able to multi-task, meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail. You will possess particular knowledge of contemporary British art, with an understanding of twentieth-century British Art in either the pre-1945 or post-1945 period.

We welcome candidates who can bring new and under-represented perspectives and voices into their work with exhibitions and the collection, particularly within the context of the legacies of colonialism, and ongoing racism and societal inequalities.

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Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

Frequently, we receive a high level of applications and as such, reserve the right to close applications before the advert deadline. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.