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Temporary Curatorial Assistant (Fixed Term, 9-months)
Temporary Curatorial Assistant (Fixed Term, 9-months)
Kettle's Yard @ University of Cambridge
Post Date: 29 Jun 2022


Do you have hands-on experience supporting exhibition planning including undertaking research, coordinating events, drafting texts and general collections administration in a museum or gallery environment? Kettle’s Yard is looking for a temporary Curatorial Assistant to support their ambitious exhibition programme and ongoing development of the House and permanent collection.

The successful candidate will particularly support the upcoming exhibitions: ‘Paint like the Swallow sings Calypso’, ‘Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery’ and ‘Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery’, as well as ongoing programmes relating to the House and permanent collections.

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. To this end we are actively seeking to diversify our staff and would particularly welcome applications from BIPOC people and people with disabilities. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your personal statement.

About Kettle’s Yard: Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It was created in 1957 by Jim and Helen Ede. It consists of a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and galleries that presents an ambitious and diverse programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It has an international reputation for its work, which includes publications, talks, concerts of new and classical music and a dynamic community and learning programme.

Kettle’s Yard’s mission is:

To contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality.

We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Jim and Helen Ede’s support for artists and belief in art’s power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.

Closing date: Wednesday 13th July.

Interview date: Tuesday 26th July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to [email protected]. Please bear in mind that due to limited staffing and a large number of applications, we will only be able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Please quote reference DC31833 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information


Please visit the website.

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