Curator – Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

Job Title: Curator
Salary: £23,000
Hours: Part time
Term: Permanent
Location: Tenby Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Tenby. SA70 8BP
Closing date: 12:00 am 16 October 2023

In its unique cliff top location, within the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery (“the Museum”) is one of the oldest independent Museums in Wales.

Established in 1878, the Museum (registered charity no. 1169435) is home to an extensive collection including local archaeological and maritime artifacts, and an important international art collection with works by local artists including Augustus and Gwen John.

In addition to being the principal custodian of the history of this unique community, the Museum also manages an innovative education and outreach programme, curates a series of changing exhibitions for local and regional artists and plays a major part in positioning Tenby as a premier Welsh destination. Part of the Tenby Museum building is a Grade II listed building.

The Board of Trustees is now looking to develop a new 5-year strategy for the organisation, which will look to achieve greater financial sustainability, increased partnership working with the philanthropic community and real growth in the services the Museum can provide. Following the recent appointment of a new Museum & Art Gallery Manager, the Trustees are now looking to complete the team with the appointment of a Museum & Art Gallery Curator.

We need an energetic Curator to manage and develop our collections and ensure that it remains attractive and relevant. The extensive archives and Museum exhibits help bring the social history of the area to life, as we work to educate, inform, and entertain people of all ages, from all communities, about the history of Tenby and the surrounding area. Our new Museum and Art Gallery Curator will continue to develop the Museum’s extensive collections by creating eye-catching displays and events and ensure an excellent user experience. They will also need to understand and work within the standards of accreditation and be familiar with engaging new audiences through social media. Working closely with our new Museum and Art Gallery Manager and wider team, the post holder will also be responsible for a wide range of operational support activities that are required to keep the Museum running.

This role is a rare opportunity to work with this fascinating collection and develop a career in heritage and culture. The role is currently being recruited on a part-time basis, with a move to full-time subject to funding being in place.

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Salary £23,000-26,000 (FTE) pro rata for 22 hours per week

Contracted Hours: 22 hours per week (flexible working arrangements in place). The role will involve some weekend and evening work and in winter the Duty Manager role is shared with the Museum & Art Gallery Manager.

All applicants should submit their CV and supporting letter (no more than two sides of A4) detailing how they meet the job specification as well as the appeal of this post and its location, online to by the closing date Monday 16 October 2003.