Job Opportunity - Curating for Change
Screen South is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the team delivering the Curating For Change programme with an ambition to bring about substantive change in the museum sector. We wish to appoint a Project Manager with a passion for enabling more equity for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in museums.
The Project Manager will be undertaking the day-to-day management and delivery of the pioneering Curating for Change project. They will have excellent project management skills, particularly managing people and large & complex budgets. They will also have expertise in sustaining successful partnerships, workplace training or mentoring programmes. Previous experience of working with Museums, an understanding of curatorial roles and working with disabled people would also be advantageous.
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 audiences, through the creation of eight Curatorial Fellowships and eight Curatorial Traineeships for disabled people at Partner Museums across England. Fellows and Trainees will gain the experience, training and qualifications they need to kick start or progress their Curatorial careers, ensuring that those with lived experience of disability are at the heart of museum research and interpretation. They will then lead a series of activities such as exhibitions and events, to engage the public with hidden disability history narratives.
The Project Manager will work closely with the Head of the Accentuate Programme to deliver the key ambitions of the project, including to:
- Tackle the underrepresentation of D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people within the Museum Sector through 8 Fellowships and 8 Traineeships hosted by museum partners.
- Build a supportive and proactive network of partner museums to bring about positive change and share learning.
- Bring to greater prominence the heritage of D/deaf and disabled people within museums, both in collections and in the workforce.
The Project Manager will be employed for a maximum 23 months fixed-term contract to undertake the above work.
This is a full-time role with a salary of £33,000 per annum, with expenses for traveling to Museum Partners.
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