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Job vacancy – Curator at Lakeland Arts
Job Title: Curator
Location: Home, Windermere Jetty Museum, Blackwell
Term: Full time
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, primarily working Monday to Friday, but with the occasional need for evening, weekend, or bank holiday working
Reporting to: Head of Curatorial
Line Management: Curatorial and Programme Assistant, Curatorial volunteers
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 23 November 2020
Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the north and has an exceptional portfolio of attractions in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District.
Working collaboratively with the Programming team, wider Lakeland Arts team and partners you will tell stories through our collections and places, creating an engaging and participatory experience. You will work with the curatorial team to manage and care for the Lakeland Arts collection, with emphasis on the social and maritime collection, as well as a willingness to engage with and learn about the Arts & Crafts Movement and applied arts.
With the Programming team, you will work with artists and communities to make the collection relevant today, creating participatory experiences that engage audiences in new and meaningful ways. At the forefront of your mind will be our Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation goals to deliver programming for wide audiences, commission new work, create digital content and to enrich our programme by contributing to Lakeland Arts Creative Case for Diversity objectives.
Your immediate focus will be the exhibition programme at Windermere Jetty Museum and Blackwell, which will be co-produced with the Participation & Learning team, and the care of the collection, working with the collections team to advise on the display and storage of the collection. You’ll also assist with the decant of the collection at the Abbot Hall site as it is prepared for redevelopment. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on with a vast collection of local, national and international significance.
How to apply and the selection process
You must complete an application form available to download from the Lakeland Arts website. You may attach a covering letter but please don’t send pictures or photographs. Sorry, but we don’t accept CVs.
In completing your application, you must tell us how you meet the essential qualification, experience, skills and qualities outlined in the Person Specification. We’ll assess how you meet them through the application form and interview. We’ll let you know if we plan to include a presentation or a skills test if you are invited for interview.
Deadline for receipt of applications – This vacancy closes at 9am on Monday 23 November 2020. Unfortunately, any forms received after this time won’t be accepted. Your completed application form should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that our email servers will not accept emails larger than 10MB.
Acknowledgement of receipt – All email applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.
Interviews – Interviews will be held on Zoom (or alternative online platform) on Wednesday 2 December 2020.
To arrange an informal chat about this role please get in touch with Kerri Offord, Head of Curatorial, email@example.com