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Job: The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography / closes 19 November 2021

Thanks to a transformational gift of £2 million from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, the Bodleian Libraries are recruiting a Curator of Photography for the first time. Your will increase the impact of our photographic holdings by carrying out a full range of curatorial work including: answering enquiries; teaching and public engagement activities with the collections; cataloguing; and collection development.

You can expect to work with incredible collections, documenting photography from its earliest days through to contemporary photography. You will be passionate and knowledgeable about photography, possess the strong communication skills needed to share these collections with the Libraries’ many audiences, and the know-how to ensure the collections are managed in-line with the Libraries’ curatorial standards.

The candidate we are looking for could be an experienced curatorial professional with an extensive professional network in the world of photography and photographic collections, or a talented individual with less experience in either curation or photography, but the clear potential and desire to address any gaps in your current skillset.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, and much more. See for further details.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. Please do not include CVs in your application.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday (GMT) on Friday 19 November 2021 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 9 December 2021.

For further particulars, and details of how to apply, please click here.

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