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Job: Associate Curator of Science and Technology, NMeM, Bradford

The National Media Museum is looking for a creative Associate Curator to join the team in this exciting new role.  Working across the museum’s internationally significant collections of photography, film and television, the Associate Curator of Science and Technology will lead the museum’s contemporary collecting efforts, build partnerships with industry and universities, and curate thought-provoking exhibitions and events for different audiences. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of the relevant subject areas gained through post graduate study and/or strong experience in a similar role. Please note it is essential that candidates have experience in collections management and in developing events or exhibitions relating to science and technology.

Candidate Profile

Demonstrable experience of the following:

  • Collections management practice including experience of handling and assessing objects
  • Best practice in acquisition and loans processes
  • Detailed cataloguing working to professional standards
  • Developing exhibitions, websites, events or publications relating to science and technology
  • Working with audience groups to increase access to collections and broaden reach
  • Working with subject specialists to research and deliver accurate, engaging content for non-specialist target audiences
  • Relevant research of the history and contemporary practice of the science and technology of light and sound
  • Effectively working in a team, supporting colleagues and managing stakeholders
  • Supporting grant applications and working with sponsors
  • Budget management and supervisory/management of volunteers, interns or employees.

Skills, Knowledge and Relevant Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of history and contemporary practice of the science and technology of light and sound, gained through postgraduate study in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge gained through experience
  • Excellent research skills and ability to originate ideas and research and develop accurate and engaging content within tight deadlines. This might be represented by a Masters degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent knowledge gained through experience, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for a range of non-specialist and specialist audiences and ability to liaise with external specialists/organisations
  • Good project development and research skills to produce world-class displays and events whilst effectively managing resources
  • Proven ability to work effectively on more than one project / work area simultaneously, managing different programmes to achieve high quality results and co-ordinating with a range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of delivering visitor-focused exhibitions and events to museum visitors
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills for collaboration internally and with external peers and stakeholders
  • Excellent imagination and creativity, encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation and work of the highest quality from colleagues, students, interns etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, organise and prioritise effectively, often working to deadlines in pressured environments

Closing date:      30 March

Interviews:          w/c 18 April

More details and to apply click here

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