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Job: Associate Curator of Sound & Vision / closes 8 June 2021

The National Science+Media Museum is seeking an Associate Curator of Sound & Vision for a 12-month period. Bradford’s National Science & Media Museum’s Sound & Vision Galleries will, for the first time, present the museum’s collections together in two new permanent displays telling the story of photography, film, television and sound technologies.

To support this work, we are now recruiting for an Associate Curator (Sound & Vision) on a full-time basis for 12 months. As a core member of the curatorial team, you will collaborate with members of staff across the museum in the development and installation of the content of our new galleries by aiding in collections research, content development and audience engagement. You might be researching and cataloguing objects or, at other times working with colleagues across the Science Museum Group (SMG) in ensuring that the content of the new galleries are engaging to our audiences. You will also take on the specific responsibility of leading on a strategy to embed participation within the museum by delivering and championing community curation from the starting point of the collections.

Joining us, you will hold a genuine interest in community engagement and museum collections, with an ability to connect with our audiences. You will be able to communicate stories about our collections to a range of non-specialist and specialist audiences. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with experience of working as part of a team with a variety of stakeholders to achieve project targets. You will be organised with an ability to effectively coordinate several internal and external stakeholders. Due to the project work entailed in this role, you will need experience in managing complex administrative processes including budgeting and project management planning systems.

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