Details:

Location:

London

Category:

Curatorial

Salary:

£27,878 - £33,506 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent

Hours:

Full time

Telephone:

02079422937

Curator of Photography

The V&A’s Collections Division comprises six curatorial, research, and conservation and collections care and access teams. The curatorial departments are arranged as Decorative Art and Sculpture; Performance, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion; Art, Architecture, Photography and Design; and Asia. The staff in these teams are at the heart of the founding purpose of the museum: to care for, research and develop the collections, to exhibit them to the public, to make them available for study and research, and to broaden access to the collections.

This is an exciting new role and the postholder will take responsibility for the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of a part of V&A’s Collection, in this case, the Photography Collection. The role is especially focused on curating contemporary photography. The postholder will be expected to represent the Museum at the highest level and play an active role in the field of contemporary photography collecting, nationally and internationally.

As a member of the Art Architecture, Photography and Design, the postholder will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes, supporting fundraising and income generation, and supporting senior colleagues in the running of the Department, including by creating a positive environment, encouraging collaboration across the museum, supporting change, leading and managing Assistant Curators and sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice to help them develop and perform.

Museum Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/vacancies