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Curator, Exhibitions and Displays


Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week  

Salary:£30,106 per annum 

Location:St Ives 

Closing date:12 June 2022 at midnight 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced art Curator to work at the heart of a world-renowned and award-winning public art gallery in the beautiful location of St Ives, West Cornwall.

Working within the Programme team at Tate St Ives, we are seeking someone with substantial and relevant knowledge of 20th century modern British art and a broad understanding of global modern and contemporary art, with experience of leading on displays and solo/group exhibitions within a museum, art gallery, or with a collection.

As Curator, Exhibitions & Displays, you’ll take a lead role in programming and research relating to the histories of modernism and St Ives, as well as the work and legacy of the British sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, along with devising and delivering relevant temporary exhibitions and display refreshes. You’ll demonstrate excellent writing skills, and a commitment to, and experience of, engaging broad and diverse audiences as well as a specialist readership. Your excellent interpersonal skills mean that you can deal effectively and confidently at all levels and act as a role model for Tate values across the organisation. You’ll also have a proactive approach to promoting the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and be able to show evidence of having incorporated these strategies into your working practices. Above all, you’ll have a collaborative approach to team working in a busy environment, with proven project management experience and excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills, with the ability to prioritise and coordinate multiple activities with patience and empathy, even when under pressure.

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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.

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.

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