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Job Opportunity: Curator, Public Programme and Practice (supported by the John Ellerman Foundation)

Closing date: 07 August 2022 at midnight 

Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool is looking for a Curator to work across institutions.

The International Slavery Museum (ISM) opened on 23 August 2007. Not only was this the date of the annual Slavery Remembrance Day, but the year 2007 was particularly significant as it was the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade. ISM highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. Working in partnership with other museums with a focus on freedom and enslavement, the museum provides opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of the legacy of slavery today.

Comprising eight highly regarded museums and galleries, NML employs over 700 staff and works closely with around 250 volunteers and goes further than a traditional museum service through innovative programmes – for example supporting those suffering from loneliness and dementia through our internationally recognised House of Memories programme, improving mental health and wellbeing and supporting local creative industries. NML exists for public benefit as an inspiring educator, a storyteller, a major employer and custodian of historic stories and assets.

This new post is a hybrid curatorial role, working across Tate Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum to shift traditional curatorial practice and embed new methods of working with communities into the institutions’ activities. You will work within and for communities across Merseyside to deliver a high-quality, innovative programme of exhibitions and displays related events and strategic projects designed to engage diverse local audiences.

With demonstrable experience of curating exhibitions and commissions in the museum or gallery context, you will have a strong understanding of post-colonial discourse reflected in research and curatorial practice. This role will demand excellent organisational skills including a demonstrable ability to plan and deliver multiple projects simultaneously to time, to budget and to a high standard. You will also be a confident and effective communicator with an understanding of and commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion as they affect the work of a major museum in order to contribute to developing new Interpretation and Research Frameworks with a focus on post-colonial perspectives.

More information about this role and how to apply can be found via the Tate website.