Location:Compton, Guildford, Surrey Salary:£26,000 to £30,000 depending on experience Main duties:

Key Accountabilities: (include but not limited to)

  • Working with the Curatorial Team and external specialists, research, develop and deliver a programme of high-profile exhibitions on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British art.
  • Research and write exhibition materials including interpretation, digital content and volunteer training resources.
  • Co-ordinate the planning, documentation and delivery of loan exhibitions.
  • Manage project budgets.
  • Work with the Collections Manager and Estates Team to monitor and maintain optimum environmental conditions across display and storage areas.
  • Play an active part in the development of digital initiatives to enhance access to Watts Gallery Trust’s collections, both on-site and online.
  • Work across departments to ensure that exhibitions, collections and displays are effectively communicated within and beyond the organisation.

Skills & Experience:

  • At least 2 years curatorial and collections experience, working in a museum or gallery environment.
  • Proven experience of working with collections, object handling, managing loans procedures and collection documentation.
  • Experience of using a collections management database.
  • Substantial public engagement and presentation experience.

Knowledge & Qualifications: (essential)

  • MA degree in History of Art, History or equivalent
  • Experience of working to Museum Accreditation Spectrum 5.0 standards
  • Knowledge of the MA Code of Ethics for Museums


Recruitment Timeline:

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting letter outlining your suitability for the role to Katie Smith, Executive Assistant, at by Friday 13 March 2020. In your application, please also include where you saw the role advertised.

First round interviews will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2020 and second round interviews will be on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Interview date:24/03/2020 Closing date:13/03/2020 Job Description:

Watts Gallery Trust (WGT), a registered charity, is seeking to recruit a dynamic, emerging Curator to join the Curatorial Team. The successful candidate will develop exhibitions and displays that engage the widest range of audiences with the art and ideas of the Victorian and Edwardian era. They will also work closely with WGT’s fine and decorative art collection, ensuring its ongoing care and development. Working within the team, they will play a central part in the development of digital interventions to increase global access to the work of George Frederic and Mary Watts.

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