Curating Visibility - Recruiting for Fellowships
Do you love museums and want to begin to pursue a curatorial career?
Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent?
Screen South, through its pioneering Accentuate Programme, is delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for a brand new project, Curating Visibility, funded by Arts Council England.
Curating Visibility builds on the successes of our previous project Curating for Change and is providing 6 new Fellowship opportunities in host museums. We are now recruiting for the first three of these placements.
The first three Fellowships are 15-months from April 2024 to June 2025. Fellows will receive:
- On the job experience in one of 6 partner museum across England.
- A salary of £23,933 per annum based on 35 hours per week
- Access to an appropriate and comprehensive package to support access and participation.
- Flexible working options.
- Opportunities to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills within innovative curatorial practice.
- The chance to build connections with 6 partner museums across England taking part in the programme.
- Build a network with 5 other Curating Visibility Fellows.
- The opportunity to make sure disabled people and their history are represented in museums through curating your own exhibitions or events using the latest digital technology to engage visitors.
The museums involved in the first 3 Fellowships:
Host Museums - Access Information
Even though we are highlighting these potential physical access issues, we are committed to explore ways we might overcome these barriers with our candidates on a case-by-case basis. We are also aware that there are a wide range of access barriers that not only relate to mobility impairments, but we are highlighting these in particular, as they are site specific. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss further.
- Generally the museum is wheelchair accessible, however there are steps down to the library and, as in many museums, some of the stores are not wheelchair accessible.
- Staff entrance has steps down but there are alternative step free entrances that can be used.
- There are accessible toilets but only on the ground floor of the Museum.
The Food Museum
- The Food Museum is located on an 84-acre site made up of historic buildings and outdoor spaces, including fields, grassy areas and animal enclosures.
- The site has both paved and non-paved paths, with different surfaces, and some slopes.
- Abbotts Hall, one of the main buildings that host exhibitions at the Food Museum, is a historic listed building.
- Access to parts of the site could be challenging for some wheelchair users, or for people with mobility difficulties.
Imperial War Museum Duxford
- The main hangers and the site at Duxford are very accessible for wheelchair users, due to it being largely on the flat.
- However, due to the scale of the site covering a large area, this may be a challenge for some people with mobility impairments.
- Also because of its location, situated a distance from local train stations, the IWM Duxford site is easier accessed by car.
- If applicants do not drive we would discuss alternative options such as taxi’s or car shares, but this is a consideration we would like people to be aware of.
The Main Details:
Thursday 8th February 2024,
How to apply
Applicants are required to send their application by email to Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate, at email@example.com
Interviews will take place between Monday 4th - Friday 8th March 2024. Exact dates for each museum to be confirmed.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements.
Further Fellowship Recruitment
We will be recruiting for the final three Fellowship placements in September 2024. These will be placements at Museum of London, Charleston and Barnsley Museums. Keep an eye on our websites and social media channels for news on this recruitment later this year.