South Kensington




22,627.00 - 26,341.00

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Assistant Curator, Theatre & Performance

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design, and performance. The V&A’s Collections Division comprises six curatorial, research, and conservation and collections care & access teams. The curatorial departments are arranged as Decorative Art and Sculpture; Performance, Furniture, Textiles & Fashion; Art, Architecture, Photography & 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 one of three Assistant Theatre Curator posts that sit in the Theatre and Performance team in the PFTF Department. As such, the main purpose of the job is to provide curatorial support in the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of the Theatre and Performance collections as well as supporting colleagues in the Performance festival, exhibitions, and events programmes.

Assistant Curators spend a significant portion of their time working on object-related activity that pertains to the care and display of collections, maintaining documentation and developing interpretation to allow for their presentation to wide audiences. As a member of the PFTF Department, the postholder will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes and supporting fundraising and income generation. Assistant Curators also play a role in their relevant department and will be part of the community supporting the museum’s scholarship in Theatre, Music and Performance. In short, this is a wide-ranging role in which the postholder will be able to develop their skills in all aspects of museum curation.

For more information about the role’s responsibilities and what we are looking for, please read the job description attached.

Interviews will likely take place on 19 or 20 July 2022.

Equal opportunities at the V&A: At the V&A we strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other equality characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.

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