Job: Assistant Curator, ESCALA and University Art Collections, University of Essex

Assistant Curator (ESCALA and University Art Collections), Library Services
Job Reference: REQ02285
Application Closing Date: 11/02/2019
Location: Colchester
Employment Type: Permanent, Part-time
Salary: £26,243 – £29,515 per annum, pro rata

This is an exciting opportunity to assist with the management of a major art collection and contribute to the development of academic and research support services at the University of Essex. Library Services – in which the post is based – includes three campus libraries, the largest being the iconic Albert Sloman Library at the Colchester campus, with over 1m printed items, extensive special collections and examples of work by leading 20th century artists such as Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

In addition to promoting and conserving these artworks, the post holder will assist the recently appointed Curator with the operation of ESCALA, the University’s unique collection of Latin American art, with over 750 works dating largely from the 1960s to the present.

Duties of the Role
Based at ESCALA’s purpose-designed Teaching and Research space on the University’s Colchester campus, and working in the Albert Sloman Library as required, the post holder will work closely with the Curator in the management, care and promotion of ESCALA and the University’s other art collections; assisting with exhibitions, and planning and delivering Object Based Learning activities based on the collections and associated material.

Qualifications and Skills required
Educated to first degree level in art history or a relevant subject, ideally with a postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in art history, gallery studies or a related subject, and knowledge of the art of Latin America, the post holder will possess excellent communication, presentation, IT and organisational and planning skills.

Experience of handling artworks, using social media for promotional purposes and working within a gallery or museum environment is essential for this post.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Click here for the application website

Further detail: Assistant Curator (ESCALA and University Art Collections) job pack

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