Curator of Art (CSP12/970)
Norwich Castle, Shirehall
£24,646 – £26,276 per annum
37 hours per week
Temporary contract to cover maternity leave

The Norwich Castle fine art collection specialises in British art from the 16th century to the present day. It includes an important collection of modern and contemporary art in a variety of media.

The Curator of Art (Modern and Contemporary) maternity cover will play a key role in the delivery of a range of exhibition projects initiated by the existing post holder which are planned for next year. These projects will include dealing with ongoing issues arising from the Cedric Morris and Christopher Wood ‘A Forgotten Friendship’ exhibition which opens in October 2012, liaising with the Arts Council Collection and dealing with all matters arising concerning the loan sculpture exhibition planned for summer 2013 and acting as contact point for all project management and related issues concerning the planning of the touring exhibition from the Hayward Gallery ‘Curiosity’. This exhibition will be mounted in autumn 2013.

Other duties will include maintaining relationships with relevant external agencies and partners such as the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, East Anglia Art Fund, the Arts Council and Tate. They will be responsible for the maintenance of the Art Department’s section of the NMAS website and contribute to NMAS social media activity with reference to current exhibitions and events.

You will undertake general and financial management and administration of temporary display and exhibition projects as well as the development and production of display materials and/or lectures and gallery talks relevant to the above projects, liaising with the display, learning and other departments. You will also assist in the day to day management of the permanent modern and contemporary art collections at Norwich Castle as needed.

Relevant experience in a museums or gallery environment is essential. You will have relevant experience of working on multiple exhibition projects, of working with living artists and with external partners and have a clear understanding of exhibition loans, budgets and related administration. This post requires a high level of self motivation and excellent communication and organisational skills.

For further details and how to apply:
Online: www.norfolkccjobs.com
Telephone: 01603 222212
Email: jobs-at-norfolk.gov.uk
Please quote job reference: CSP12/970
Closing date: 11 October 2012

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