(COLLECTION & PROGRAMME)
Salary range: £33,230 - £44,607
Kettle's Yard is seeking to appoint a talented curator and museum / gallery professional to take up the new post of Senior Curator (Collection & Programme). Working closely with the Director, the Senior Curator will play a key role as a member of the new Senior Management team.
Kettle's Yard is the University of Cambridge's modern and contemporary art gallery. Opened in 1956, Kettle's Yard has a national and international reputation for its remarkable collection of 20th Century British and European art, alongside an innovative programme of temporary exhibitions, educational activities and concerts, including new music.
Kettle's Yard is going through a period of change with plans to create a new education wing, remodel the exhibition galleries and offer enhanced facilities for visitors. It is also actively pursuing new partnerships, including working closely with the other University of Cambridge Museums within a major programme supported by Arts Council England.
Working with the Director and Programme Team, the Senior Curator will lead the strategy and delivery of the care of the collection and archive and the programme of exhibitions, music, education activities and other events on and off site and on line.
The successful applicant will have an excellent knowledge of 20th century and contemporary art, together with proven experience and understanding of collections management and programme planning within a museum or gallery environment. He/she will also have knowledge of and commitment to education activities within museums and the contemporary visual arts. An interest in classical and new music is desirable.
The Senior Curator will be an inspiring leader who can engage and manage a creative team. He/she will have the ability to build new relationships within the University and internationally, making new programme partnerships and encouraging and contributing to research into the collection and archive.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 5 June 2013
Interview Date: Thursday 13 June 2013
Please return a completed CHRIS/6 Application form ( completing sections 1 and 3 only),
a covering letter, curriculum vitae and contact details for three professional referees
by 5pm on Wednesday 5 June 2013
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
via post: The Administrator, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
Please note that if you send any additional documents, which have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your application.
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Kettle's Yard is grant-aided by Arts Council England, the Higher Education Funding Council and Cambridge City Council.