Assistant Curator (Art), Southampton City Art Gallery

Reference No.11074 Location:Southampton City Art Gallery Salary:£24,799 to £28,785 Main duties:
  1. Develop an understanding of the history and associations/material culture of Southampton’s nationally designated art collections and contribute to developing learning, interpretation and digital ideas driven by the collections to improve public access and engagement
  2. Assist the Curator of Art to ensure appropriate curatorial practice is maintained in line with national sector standards including new acquisitions, documentation, collections care and rationalisation etc
  3. Support access and public engagement activity with the Art Collections through enquiries, tours, talks, exhibitions, outreach and online activity including websites, social media and marketing activities
  4. Work with volunteers and work placements to support of aspects of collections documentation, collection care, exhibitions and other activities, as appropriate
  5. Catalogue and document new and existing art collections items, using MODES and maintain location records for the collections
  6. Work with the Curator of Art and other colleagues to review collections including assisting with collections security, the movement of collections and emergency planning
  7. Work with colleagues to maintain environmental monitoring systems within the venues and stores including responsibility for ensuring a programme of pest-monitoring
  8. Assist with administering and preparing collections for loan or display, including handling, wrapping, crating and updating documentation records
  9. Keep up to date with sector best practice and assist with grant applications associated with collections work e.g. acquisitions, conservation, display
  10. Contribute to Cultural Service objectives, ensuring the provision of an effective, consistent and high quality service that is responsive to customer demands
  11. As required, any other duties commensurate with the scope and level of the post


Interview date:16/12/2019 Closing date:05/12/2019 Job Description:

With generous funding from the Headley Trust, we are seeking to recruit an energetic and passionate Assistant Curator (Art) to support developments at Southampton City Art Gallery which holds a nationally important and internationally renowned Fine Art collection. In the Art Gallery’s 80th year, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved with shaping the future of the gallery, which will also be the museum partner at the prestigious internationall annual London Art Fair in January 2020.  We’re looking for someone who has knowledge and experience of working with historic and contemporary art collections; working in a museum environment and handling art collections; strong communication, interpersonal, organisational and planning skills.

The role is fixed term (2 year contract) and 30 hours per week (i.e. 7.5hrs x 4 days) with flexibility over working hours and days, to be agreed with the candidate.

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