Job opportunity - Tate Britain

January 6 2014

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Are you a fan of Tate Britain, but, like me, frustrated by the limitations of their 'old' art display (ie, lack of labels, space, things on show)? Then why not go and do something about it - by working there. Tate is advertisting for an Assistant Curator, British Art 1750-1830. Sounds like a dream job to me. Here's the blurb:

Tate Britain is now recruiting for the position of Assistant Curator British Art 1750 – 1830. This position is responsible for the care and presentation of the Collection and contributes to the development of the Collection by means of research, managing displays and exhibitions, and maintaining and developing a scholarly profile in the field.

The successful candidate will have a track record of scholarly activity and demonstrable knowledge of British Art between 1750 and 1830. With a commitment to working with a national collection, the candidate will work as part of a team to help deliver the programme and to develop expertise within a specialist area. A PhD is desirable, but not essential.

This is a position that requires commitment to and awareness of issues of equality and cultural diversity as they affect the work of a major museum. 

Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all

But here's the catch. The job is full time, and the salary is £23,360. That's way too little for the work and experience required. And to live and work in central London! However, benefits include a discount in Tate shops. Wowee. More details here

Update - a reader writes:

At an annual rate my cleaner earns more than the Tate is offering for an Asst Curator. Is the person expected to supplement his/her income doing attributions?

Certainly not. Tate has a strict (and daft, frankly) 'no attributions' policy.

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