Hiring: Assistant Curator

Posted on 20/04/2021

Towner is seeking an Assistant Curator to work within the small and busy Collections & Exhibitions team, and closely with the wider Towner team, on devising and developing programme and the realisation of a range of exhibitions and commissions, working with Towner’s permanent collection as well as with contemporary artists and historic and modern collections. The role will also work across the organisation to develop and lead on the delivery of public programming, talks and events. This is an exciting time to join Towner as a winner of Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2020, and in the lead-in to the gallery’s centenary celebrations in 2023.

With a degree in a relevant discipline such as Art History, Curatorial, Museum Studies or Fine Art (or equivalent) you will have relevant work experience in a museum or gallery environment, preferably in a curatorial, collections or programming capacity. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate some experience of developing and producing creative events (live and/or digital) and have a keen interest in keeping up to date with cultural trends across a range of art forms. A team player, you will have excellent communication skills, be systematic, have good attention to detail and be able to deliver under pressure to multiple deadlines. You will have strong IT skills, particularly with excel and image software. Experience of working with a collection management database is desirable.

Towner is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and succeed on merit. We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Towner are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector and within the organisation. We guarantee interviews for candidates from under-represented groups who meet the requirements of the job description.

Deadline: Friday 7 May 2021, 12 noon