Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum
Location: London EC2
The Goldsmiths' Company, one of the major Livery Companies of the City of London, is seeking to appoint a Curator to lead and manage its Collections Department. The Company has one of the finest collections of silver made in Britain, with examples from 1350 to the present day, and including antique, domestic and contemporary silver, jewellery and art medals.
Responsible for the curatorship, conservation, deployment of, and acquisitions to the Company's Collection, the new Curator will join the Company at an exciting time. High on the agenda will be preparations for the 700th Anniversary in 2027 of the company’s first royal charter, with the need to develop a strategy for the decade running up to 2027 and beyond. In addition, there are new opportunities arising from:
· collaboration with the Goldsmiths' Centre, with its emphasis on training, emerging talent and supporting the trade;
· the Company's decision to become a Founding Partner of the new Museum of London, establishing a Goldsmiths' Gallery;
· working on publications relevant to the Collection to be produced within the 700th anniversary framework.
Candidates for this role should have scholarly credentials with a good publishing record and a demonstrable interest in research, ideally with a good knowledge of antique silver. They should have expertise in at least one main field of the Collection and a good eye for developing the Collection as a whole, with a keen interest in the contemporary art/trade. Candidates will also need to offer the experience and credentials to operate effectively at a senior level, to represent the Company and the Collection with distinction in the UK and internationally, and to collaborate internally with professional colleagues and externally with scholars, craft producers and curators to help the Goldsmiths' Company contribute to this aspect of national life.
To learn more and to receive an application pack, please be in touch with Liz Amos or Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0)20 7464 4351 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, 9th October 2017 (close of business)