Job Vacancies

Whose Heritage? 3.0 Curatorial Fellowship (Scarborough Art Gallery)

Responsible to: Head of Collections and Interpretation
Fee: £8,000
Hours: 2 days per week (15 hours)
Terms: Fixed term contract for 6 months
Location: Hybrid – Scarborough Museums and Galleries / from home
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 10 June

The fellowship will offer a 6-month residency at Scarborough Museums and Galleries (SMG). The role would suit an early career researcher or curator and has been designed to provide the post holder with the opportunity to research and curate a signature display from the collection in Scarborough Art Gallery as well as the opportunity to develop vital curation skills such as research, audience engagement and collections and project management.

The successful candidate must commit to spending a proportion of the residency in Scarborough.

Programming

  • Bring together a sounding board involving local Scarborough residents to support the development of a new display that tells an inclusive story of Scarborough’s seaside heritage, including underrepresented voices from the past.
  • Identify and select artworks, ephemera and other objects from Scarborough’s collections to include in the new display.
  • Apply an inclusive approach to interpretation which will offer multiple entry points for visitors from different backgrounds and access requirements.
  • Work collaboratively across teams, including marketing, learning, technical, collections and Space to Be and Culture&’s creative team.
  • Undertake all administrative work to deliver the new display, including a timeline with milestones, managing a budget, liaising with designers, supporting the sounding board.
  • Contribute to current debates on curatorial practice and wider cultural and social issues, including contributing to the NMSAP symposium in 2025.

Communications and Marketing

  • Liaise with marketing and public relations team to plan effective promotion of the display to a diverse audience.

Learning and Space to Be

  • Liaise with the learning team to identify how the display can support formal learning for schools and how the display can be used for regular attendees of Space to Be.

Other

  • Carry out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Head of Collections and Interpretation.

We want curators to represent all sections of the community and expect all fellows to have a strong commitment to work with Culture& and SMG in creating an equal, diverse and inclusive cultural experiences.

Please submit an up-to-date CV, equal opportunities form and a statement explaining why you think you are the best fit for this role, giving examples of how your experience and skills meet the brief. We would also like to know what excites you about this opportunity and how you could see this benefitting your longer-term plans.

Applications can be submitted in writing (no more than 2 sides of A4) or as an audio file.

You may apply for both opportunities (see below), but you will need to complete a separate statement for both that responds to each job description.

Please email your application to: info@scarboroughmuseumsandgalleries.org.uk with ‘Curatorial Fellowship’ in the subject header and make it clear which fellowship position you are applying for.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 10 June.

Interviews on Friday 14 June.

Please be aware that only those selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not heard back two weeks after the closing date, your application was unsuccessful.

If you are shortlisted for interview, we want to make sure any access requirements you may have are put in place to help you through the process. If you would like us to call you to discuss this before the interview, please let us know on your application or you can submit information about your access requirements with your application. (This does not affect your word count.)

Interviews will be held either in person in Scarborough or via Zoom.

Whose Heritage? 3.0 Curatorial Fellowship (Rotunda Museum)

Responsible to: Head of Collections and Interpretation
Fee: £8,000
Hours: 2 days per week (15 hours)
Terms: Fixed term contract for 6 months
Location: Hybrid – Scarborough Museums and Galleries / from home
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 10 June

The fellowship will offer a 6-month residency at Scarborough Museums and Galleries (SMG). The role would suit an early career researcher or curator, providing the opportunity to research and curate a signature display from the collection in the Rotunda Museum as well as the opportunity to develop vital curation skills such as research, audience engagement, and collections and project management.

The successful candidate must commit to spending a proportion of the residency in Scarborough.

Programming

  • Develop a new display for the Rotunda Museum dome that tells inclusive stories based on 13 objects from Scarborough’s collection, one for each of the thirteen display cases in the Rotunda dome. This centrepiece display will ensure underrepresented voices from the past or forgotten histories are given a platform within the museum.
  • Identify and select objects from Scarborough’s collections for the new display.
  • Apply an inclusive approach to interpretation which will offer multiple entry points for visitors from different backgrounds and access requirements.
  • Work collaboratively across teams, including marketing, learning, technical, collections and Space to Be and Culture&’s creative team.
  • Undertake all administrative work to deliver the new display, including a timeline with milestones, managing a budget, liaising with designers.
  • Contribute to current debates on curatorial practice and wider cultural and social issues, including contributing to the NMSAP symposium in 2025.

Communications and Marketing

  • Liaise with marketing and public relations team to plan effective promotion of the display to a diverse audience.

Learning and Space to Be

  • Liaise with the learning team to identify how the display can support formal learning for schools.

Other

  • Carry out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Head of Collections and Interpretation.

We want curators to represent all sections of the community and expect all fellows to have a strong commitment to work with Culture& and SMG in creating an equal, diverse and inclusive cultural experiences.

Please submit an up-to-date CV, equal opportunities form and a statement explaining why you think you are the best fit for this role, giving examples of how your experience and skills meet the brief. We would also like to know what excites you about this opportunity and how you could see this benefitting your longer-term plans.

Applications can be submitted in writing (no more than 2 sides of A4) or as an audio file.

You may apply for both opportunities (see above), but you will need to complete a separate statement for both that responds to each job description.

Please email your application to: info@scarboroughmuseumsandgalleries.org.uk with ‘Curatorial Fellowship’ in the subject header and make it clear which fellowship position you are applying for.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 10 June.

Interviews on Friday 14 June.

Please be aware that only those selected for interview will be contacted. If you have not heard back two weeks after the closing date, your application was unsuccessful.

If you are shortlisted for interview, we want to make sure any access requirements you may have are put in place to help you through the process. If you would like us to call you to discuss this before the interview, please let us know on your application or you can submit information about your access requirements with your application. (This does not affect your word count.)

Interviews will be held either in person in Scarborough or via Zoom.