Position Announcement: Co-Production and Engagement Curator, Derby Museums

Department: Derby Museums
Reference: CPEC02World
Salary: £20,215 Pro Rata
Hours: Two days a week
Contract Type: Two year contract
Location: Museum & Art Gallery
Closing date: Monday 13 February at 5pm
Summary Description
Do you have a passion for connecting communities with museums and their rich cultural heritage? Are you a friendly, enthusiastic and highly driven creative person who can communicate confidently and effectively?
If the answer is yes, you may be exactly what we are looking for.
We are a charitable trust, managing Derby’s three museums with their extensive and world-renowned collections. Our programme focuses first on transforming our visitors’ experience of these significant collections through co-produced displays, innovative presentation and interpretive methods.
The Role
The Co-Production and Engagement Curator position is a creative, hands-on role working with visitors, communities and volunteers to display, document and interpret our World Cultures collections in a new and inspiring way. Based at the Museum & Art Gallery, as part of a creative team, you will be responsible for developing and delivering workshops with communities that shape and inform each step towards the exhibition.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working closely with a diverse range of communities, sharing historical objects and facilitating discussions, an understanding of different display methods and interpretive practice, be aware of co-production methods and willing to experiment.
The Person
You will have an eye for detail and have a good understanding of curatorial practice in the broadest sense. You will be a good team player and enjoy exploring ideas, experimenting and researching. You will have experience of working in a cultural venue and have excellent communication skills.
Employee Benefits: 20 days + bank holidays (pro rata), Flexible working, pension, mileage allowance payable on authorised business travel.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 13 February at 5pm
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 February at the Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS.