Assistant Curator

  • Job Reference: 00026455-1
  • Date Posted: 26 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Glasgow Museums
  • Location: G53 7NN
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £28,371.21 - £32,181.14
  • Sector: Temp, Interim & Seasonal, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment, Customer Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Glasgow Life

Assistant Curator
£28,371.21 - £32,181.14
Location: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, G53 7NN
Ref: GLA11424

Glasgow Life is looking for an Assistant Curator to join us on a full-time fixed contract for a period up to two years. This post is funded by the Dugald Lindsay Charitable Trust and will be known as the Dugald Lindsay Assistant Curator, focusing on art and world culture collections. You will be joining our in-demand museums service. You will be part of a dedicated team which supports the largest museum service in the UK outside London with 10 venues across the city and a collection of over one million objects that is one of the finest in Europe.

More about our Museums teams
As Dugald Lindsay Assistant Curator you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Museums team. From The Burrell Collection to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, our museums are free for everyone to access. We’re committed to making sure people experience our world-class collections and have the chance to engage with our rich heritage. The cultural programmes we provide bring value to people’s lives. Read more on our website. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums

About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.

The role
As Dugald Lindsay Assistant Curator you’ll be an integral part of the team by assisting with the research and documentation of the collection and assisting with interpreting and disseminating knowledge of the collection to a wide range of audiences through developing new displays, publications and other collections-related projects and contribute to the public programme through talks, tours, handling sessions and other activities

The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as Dugald Lindsay Assistant Curator you’ll need:
• Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area
• Knowledge of art and world cultures museum collections
• Demonstrate an understanding of museum standards
• Demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse communities
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
Some of our roles are currently piloting hybrid working, with teams working between the office and home. Your line manager will agree these days with you. This balance enables you to continue much-needed collaborative working.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/the-small-print/an-inclusive-employer

To apply for this vacancy online please visit Assistant Curator (Fixed Term) - GLA11424 | Glasgow Life | myjobscotland

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 11th February 2024