Assistant Curator

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is now recruiting for the position of Assistant Curator 19th Century British Art. This position sits within Tate Britain’s curatorial team, which is responsible for delivering the programme of displays and exhibitions of British art, as well as the care, presentation and development of the Collection.

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree (or equivalent) level or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and thinking ability gained through experience. You will have a broad knowledge of historic British art, especially of the nineteenth century, as well as a willingness to work across the full breadth of the department’s chronological remit and activity. You will understand how Tate Britain’s work can widen participation and have an awareness of issues of equality and cultural diversity as they affect the work of a major museum.

Your excellent writing, research and organisational skills are key, as are your well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to work effectively as part of a team and collaboratively across Tate. You will be able to prioritise your work to meet deadlines and be able to maintain attention to detail under pressure.

Essential

  • A broad knowledge of British art and willingness to work flexibly across the range of Tate Britain’s programme.

  • Specialist knowledge of British Art of the nineteenth century.

  • Educated to degree (or equivalent) level or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and thinking ability gained through experience.

  • Awareness of issues of equality and cultural diversity as they affect the work of a major museum.

  • An interest in and commitment to the work of Tate.

  • A proven track record of collaborative and team-based working.

  • A highly organised approach to work and demonstrable ability to work under pressure and to deadline.

  • Proven ability to work on a number of projects at the same time with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Well-developed writing, presentation and interpersonal skills including proven experience of building effective working relationships.

  • Demonstrable ability to work under own initiative.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to attend out of hours functions, as required, to meet Tate’s objectives.

  • Computer literacy – ability to use word-processing, internet, email, databases and spreadsheet applications to support own workload.

  • Training in the use of the specific applications used at Tate will be provided.

How to Apply

Our opportunities are open for you to apply online. Please visit:

www.tate.org.uk/about/workingattate/ to create an account by registering your details or, if you are an existing user, log into your account.

For all opportunities we ask candidates to complete an online application form for the vacancy they are interested in. If you need an application form in an alternative format, please call us on 020 7887 4997. Once you have submitted your application you can keep track of its progress by logging into your account.

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Posted on October 30