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Job: Photographers' Gallery Curator (Digital Programme)

The Curator (Digital Programmes) will be responsible for a developmental programme including researching, commissioning and curating digital content for the ground floor digital display, the Gallery’s website and identifying other potential platforms. This will include researching and advising on the technical specifications for the delivery of all aspects of the digital programme and the generation of and support for collaborative research projects. The post includes research collaboration with The Centre for Media and Culture Research, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University.


The post holder will initially undertake a research phase to help develop a Digital Strategy for the Gallery and work with partners on a significant AHRB application, aiming to recruit a supporting PhD research position. Through the Digital Strategy and the establishment of digital content management platforms, the post holder will engage and develop new and existing audiences for the Gallery and offer creative ways of working with photographers/artists. The post will sit within the Programming team, line-managed by the Head of Exhibitions but will also work closely with Communications and all other Gallery departments (Technical, Development etc).

The Role

The Curator (Digital Programmes) will be responsible for a developmental programme including researching, commissioning and curating digital content for the ground floor digital display, the Gallery’s website and identifying other potential platforms. This will include researching and advising on the technical specifications for the delivery of all aspects of the digital programme and the generation of and support for collaborative research projects. The post includes research collaboration with The Centre for Media and Culture Research, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University.

The post holder will initially undertake a research phase to help develop a Digital Strategy for the Gallery and work with partners on a significant AHRB application, aiming to recruit a supporting PhD research position. Through the Digital Strategy and the establishment of digital content management platforms, the post holder will engage and develop new and existing audiences for the Gallery and offer creative ways of working with photographers/artists. The post will sit within the Programming team, line-managed by the Head of Exhibitions but will also work closely with Communications and all other Gallery departments (Technical, Development etc).

Core Duties and Responsibilities
•Develop an effective and sustainable digital strategy for The Photographers’ Gallery;
•Curate and commission digital content as part of the Gallery’s public programme in collaboration with relevant gallery teams (including exhibitions and talks/events);
•Research and advise the Gallery on the technical specifications for the ground floor digital display;
•Work with relevant external bodies and the in-house development team to help identify and secure project funding and sponsorship;
•Advise and assist on the delivery of the gallery’s on-line and digital archive;
•Work on a significant AHRC grant application aiming to support a complementary PhD research post related to the Gallery’s digital programmes;
•Develop key national and international partnerships to ensure the Gallery is seen at the heart of digital content debates;
•Present papers and attend conferences and symposia at universities and cultural organisations, as well as contribute articles to relevant publications.

Required skills/experience
•Strong project management skills with previous experience of curating / commissioning image-based web/digital projects;
•Knowledge and understanding of cultural debates and theoretical developments surrounding photography, digital technologies and new media;
•Solid understanding of social media networks and participatory digital arts projects;
•Knowledge and understanding of relevant funding sources and application procedures for digital media;
•A technical knowledge of equipment necessary for supporting digital photographic practice;
•Clear understanding of content management and Digital Asset Management systems;
•Good knowledge of copyright issues with regard to digital images in different contexts.

Desired experience
•Knowledge and experience of evaluating arts projects related to audience development or education/learning;
•Experience of working on digital archives and resources;
•Published work in the area of digital exhibitions or projects.

See: http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=561&show=page


The Photographers’ Gallery strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity no 262548

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