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Job: Curator, Fine Art at Leeds Art Gallery

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, September 17. 2008 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Leeds Museums & Galleries Service is in the midst of a period of major investment and development. A new Visitor Centre opened at Kirkstall Abbey in 2006. 2007 saw the opening of the newly refurbished Art Gallery and the £6 million Museum Discovery Centre. A further £23 million has been invested in the new Leeds City Museum which is due open in September 2008.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of reshaping one of the country’s major Museum and Gallery services, working with major collections and historic sites to build a challenging, dynamic and sustainable customer focussed service that meets the educational, cultural, social inclusion and urban renewal goals of Leeds City Council.

Curator Fine Art

£26,067- £27,594 Ref: 8930

Based in the newly refurbished Leeds Art Gallery you will be responsible for shaping the future of our outstanding designated Fine Art collections. You will be interested in collections development, research, exhibitions and events and education in Fine Art to appeal to all sections of the community and visitors to the city.

Leeds Museums & Galleries Service are looking for an individual with a passion for their collections - especially 20th Century painting and print-making, a proven academic track record, an inspirational communicator with demonstrable experience of Fine Art collections management and interpretation. A post-graduate qualification, experience of working with a collection of similar status and of planning and delivering exhibitions and events with a wide variety of audiences is essential.

Benefits are offered including pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and up to 30 days annual leave entitlement.

Leeds Museums & Galleries Service promotes diversity and wants a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

Job information can be downloaded at or alternatively, please contact the council’s recruitment service on 0113 224 3357

Closing date 5:00pm, 24th October 2008
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