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Lead Curator of Transatlantic Slavery and Legacies

  • Organisation:National Museums Liverpool
  • Location:Liverpool, England
  • Salary:£38,633
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool. Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.

We currently have the post(s) of Lead Curator of Transatlantic Slavery and Legacies available.

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer committed to actively promoting and implementing equality of opportunity in all that we do. We value diversity and treat everyone fairly and equally. We ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We support our staff through unexpected life changes providing an employee assistance programme and reasonable adjustments enabling employment.

The International Slavery Museum is dedicated to increasing the understanding of transatlantic, chattel and other forms of slavery. We are a museum founded on community activism to engage, research, and explore the impact and legacies of historic slavery. The museum has worked with many charities, organisations, activists, and artists and continues to develop its collection and programmes.

We are undergoing a major capital transformation project to reimagine the Liverpool Waterfront that will raise the profile and position the International Slavery Museum within a network of local, national and international relationships. We are strengthening our team for the next step of our journey.

Insight Event

Join us on 20 October 2022 at 5pm for an insight event online with National Museums Liverpool who are currently recruiting for roles including this one. You’ll hear about our organisation, the work of our teams as well as find out more about the job opportunities currently being advertised. You’ll get to meet some of the staff recruiting as well as get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

When the time comes, click on this link to join us at our online event – Thursday 20 October 17:00 – 18:00. This online event will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry you don’t need to install anything; you simply click the link and join.

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specification.

Additional Information

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

National Museums Liverpool carries out checks, at a level appropriate for each role, as part of our recruitment process. Checks are completed through the Disclosure and Barring Service, following a successful interview and conditional offer. Details of these checks are restricted to the People Team and not shared with recruiting managers.

If you have questions about the DBS service please visit

Overseas Applications

National Museums Liverpool are not currently a sponsor organisation for those applying from outside of the UK. This means that we will be unable to sponsor applications for a work visas from those who live outside of the UK and do not currently hold the right to work.

For more information on whether or not you need a Visa to work in the UK please go to

Application Closing Date: 10 November 2022 

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