Job Opportunity - Curating for Change
Screen South’s Accentuate Programme is looking for a Web Developer to work with them to design and develop a website for their new Curating for Change project. The website will be key to the success of the project, ensuring that a wide range of audiences are aware of, and engage with, Curating for Change and its outputs, with accessibility for D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse audiences of the upmost importance.
Background to Curating for Change
Screen South, through it’s specialist programme Accentuate, has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to deliver a new, ground-breaking project called Curating for Change.
This project will tackle the serious under-representation of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in museum workforces, collections, and interpretation, through the creation of eight Curatorial Fellowships and eight Curatorial Traineeships for disabled people at Partner Museums across England. There will also be a series of events, exhibitions and digital engagement lead by the Fellows.
Audiences and Content
This freelance role will play a critical role in developing and delivering a website for two key audiences:
- Museum professionals interested in our approach and outcomes – with a view to showcasing what our disabled participants have achieved and spreading good practice and changed attitudes.
- The general public, particularly but not exclusively the 20% or so of the whole UK workforce who are disabled. They will be able to see programming across the country, and either visit or experience online. The website will also encourage disabled people across the country to see work in museums as a potential career.
Our Partner Museums will host content from their project on their own websites. However, the Curating for Change website will provide a coherent big picture, and a central hub for resources and discussion. The website will also be linked to the Screen South website.
The web developer will have experience in developing highly accessible websites, ideally in a cultural setting, preferably with experience of working with museums.
The role will run from March to May 2022.