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Job Opportunity - Accentuate History of Place, Exhibition Curator - deadline 16 May 2016

Exhibition Curator

Screen South wishes to appoint an experienced Exhibition Curator to devise and deliver a ground-breaking disability history exhibition across three sites, as part of the national HLF Funded project - History of Place.  The Curator will work with the History of Place team, our Museum Partners and Record Offices to research and source original artefacts and material for three separate exhibitions at The Museum of Liverpool, Bristol Culture and The V&A, drawing this material together to tell compelling stories about the lives of deaf and disabled people in relation to built heritage.  The exhibitions will be of the highest quality and pioneering in their approach, ensuring they are representative of and accessible to, deaf and disabled people and vibrant and engaging for a range of audiences, many of whom will know nothing about deaf and disability history.  Screen South will also be recruiting an Exhibition Designer who will work closely with the Exhibition Curator.

The Exhibition Curator will be experienced in creating exhibitions of historic and contemporary material which engage diverse audiences in high-profile venues and in working with multiple-partner projects. They should also have experience of working with archival and historic material and with sourcing original artefacts as well as experience of multi-media interpretation. Please download the full brief, which can be found as a link at the bottom of this page.


Fee and Timescale

The total fee for the role is £11,000 + VAT to cover all costs, including travel to partner museums in Bristol, Liverpool and London.  It should be assumed that you will travel to each of these locations at least twice. The Curator will also be expected to attend Curatorial and Design Advisory Panel meetings – approximately six in total.

The role will run from June/July 2016 through to delivery of the Exhibition ending summer 2018. There will be ongoing support from the Curatorial and Design Advisory Panel and the Head of the Accentuate Programme throughout the design and delivery of the exhibition. It is anticipated that the fee will be broken down into four payments, based upon the following annual allocations:

2016/17: £7,000 + VAT
2017/18: £3,000 + VAT
On completion of final exhibition £1000 + VAT

A full timetable of work will be developed with the successful applicant and final agreement of a payment schedule will be based upon this.


Application Process

Please download the full brief, which can be found at the bottom of this page, before applying. 

Applicants are required to send a CV with covering letter in which you outline how you would address the brief. Please provide evidence of experience, methodology and a full costing of your time.

Applications should be made both as a hard copy and electronically, and sent to:
Screen South
The Wedge
75 - 81 Tontine Street
CT20 1JR

Tel: 01303 259777

Alternatively you can telephone or email to request application materials in other formats.  We welcome applications from deaf or disabled people.

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 16th May
Interviews: Tuesday 24th May 2016, venue and location TBC

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