The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The V&A’s Collections Division comprises six curatorial departments alongside research, and conservation and collections care and access teams. The curatorial departments are arranged as: Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Furniture, Fashion & Textiles and Theatre & Performance; Graphic Art & Design, Photography and Architecture; and Asia. The staff in these teams are at the heart of the founding purpose of the museum: to care for, research and develop the collections, to exhibit them to the public, to make them available for study and research, and to broaden access to the collections.
We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Curator, Ceramics and Glass, to join the Department of Decorative Art and Sculpture. This is one of seven Assistant Curator posts within the Department. The main purpose of the job is to provide curatorial support in the development, care, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of a part of the V&A’s collection, in this case the Ceramics and Glass collection. Assistant Curators spend a significant portion of their time working on object-related activity that pertains to the care and display of collections, maintaining documentation and developing interpretation to allow for their presentation to wide audiences.
As a member of the Decorative Art and Sculpture Department the post holder will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes and supporting fundraising and income generation. Assistant Curators also play a role in their relevant department and will be part of the community supporting the Museum’s scholarship in the Decorative Art and Sculpture Department. In short, this is a wide-ranging role in which the post holder will be able to develop their skills in all aspects of museum curation.
The closing date for applications is 9 October 2022 at 23:59.
Interviews will be held on 27 October 2022.
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