YMT Scale SO1, SCP 29 to 31 (£28,203 - £30,067 per annum) (Actual salary £16,921 - £18,040 per annum)

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Part time


01904 687617

Curator of Fine Art

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable organisation created to manage York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, and York St Mary’s.


Curator of Fine Art – York Art Gallery

Contract: Part-time, permanent (22.2 hours per week)

Salary: YMT Scale SO1, SCP 29 to 31 (£28,203 - £30,067 per annum)

             (Actual salary £16,921 - £18,040 per annum)

These are exciting times to join the Trust on the back of our multi award winning redevelopment of York Art Gallery and with ambitious plans for the future.

We are recruiting a Curator of Fine Art, who will support the Senior Curator in building York Art Gallery’s position as a leading gallery in the North of England. This will encompass the delivery of high-profile programming and temporary exhibitions, developing its Fine Art collections, and continuing the family friendly and visitor-focused engagement for which York Art Gallery has won awards.

You will have:

  • a relevant degree and a post-graduate qualification in Museum/Art Gallery Studies and/or AMA or equivalent experience
  • substantial knowledge of and experience with Fine Art collections, with an emphasis on contemporary British art
  • demonstrable experience of exhibition development and delivery, as well as knowledge of documentation systems and relevant conservation issues

How to apply:  

Access the job description and application form at on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.                       

Forms should be returned to [email protected] or by post to: Recruitment, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR.  Electronic applications forms should be submitted in a Word compatible format.  

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.  If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion, as we are unable to respond to every applicant. 

As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

 Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 5 February 2020

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 24 February 2020


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