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Job: Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Tuesday, March 4. 2008 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), part of the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), houses the nation's collection of portraits. Its primary function is to acquire, display and interpret the portraits of the Scottish men and women whose lives and achievements helped shape Scotland and the wider world. The NGS has recently embarked on an ambitious project to redefine the SNPG for the 21st century. This multi-million pound Lottery and Government funded project encompasses a major refurbishment of the SNPG building and a radical reinterpretation of the collection through new displays.

The NGS is seeking an exceptional individual with excellent communication skills to join the curatorial team and to play a significant and creative part in redevelopment plans. They will lead in their area of expertise as well as contributing to the project more widely. NGS welcomes applications from candidates with a good degree in the history of art or equivalent and a track record of scholarship in a relevant subject area.

Title: Senior Curator
Salary: £29,699 - £36,784
3 Years Fixed Term

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2008 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on 1 May. Application packs are available from
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Job: Assistant Curator at the University of Dundee

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, December 20. 2006 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
University of Dundee (College of Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering & Physical Sciences)

Assistant Curator, Exhibitions
Salary Scale: Grade 5 (£17,461 - £20,234)

You will assist the Curator with conceiving, researching, developing and implementing Exhibitions Department’s programme. You will project manage exhibitions, projects and events. You will co-ordinate departmental administration, be involved with all aspects of finance and will schedule and delegate work to the Technician and Casual and Trainee staff. You will be responsible to the Curator of Exhibitions.

The Exhibitions Department office is busy, being responsible for over 30 projects a year. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines as well as a willingness to work in relation to peak demands are required. You should have good word processing, spreadsheet and DTP skills. You must have good interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills as you will need to liaise with artists, organisations, and the general public as well as students and a broad range of University and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design staff. Previous experience within a visual arts organisation and study in contemporary visual arts or a similar discipline is essential. An understanding of current developments in contemporary Visual Arts is desirable.

Further details and an application pack are available from our website: Alternatively, contact Personnel Services, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, United Kingdom. tel: (01382) 384817 (answering machine). Please quote Reference number AAE/1601

Applicants will only be contacted if invited for interview.

Closing date: 31 January 2007

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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