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Curator, Public Programmes

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Opportunity type:Permanent, Part-time 

Working hours:4 days per week (28.8 hours) 

Salary:£30,054 per annum (Pro-rata of £37,567) 


Closing date:17 April 2024 at midnight 

We are looking for an experienced Curator to join the Public Programmes team in the Learning department at Tate London.

You will be responsible, alongside internal and external teams, for the successful development and delivery of ambitious, inclusive and engaging public programme for adult audiences across Tate Modern, Tate Britain and online.

You will join a welcoming team of six staff responsible for a busy seasonal programme of large-scale multi-format public events including talks & discussions, performances, and gallery takeovers. These events aim to connect diverse adult and intergenerational audiences with art, artists and ideas in Tate’s artistic programme and the broader cultural sphere.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about the intersection of art, contemporary culture and public engagement. You will have substantial experience of devising and delivering programmes of public events in larger scale cultural settings alongside strong management and problem-solving skills.

We are looking for a great team player with expertise in public programming, who is confident in working in fast-paced collaborative environments, while also able to develop their own ideas and projects independently. In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across Tate, and a broad network of local and international artists, contributors and partners across sectors and disciplines.

Your practice will be underpinned by the core values of diversity and inclusion, led by a breadth of lived experience.

Tate aims to attract and retain talented people from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.

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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.