National Trust

Curatorship

The National Trust is significantly investing in Curatorship, increasing the number of Curators and developing our capability and confidence across the organisation. Curators at the Trust are influential and collaborative, working with a wide range of people and using their deep knowledge and understanding to influence care for our collections and places, develop research agendas and create high quality, dynamic presentation, interpretation and programming.

What it’s like to work here:

It’s a really exciting time to be part of our Curatorial team. We are increasing the number of Curators we employ, and we currently have a significant number of vacancies in various locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These roles will play an important part in helping us deliver our transformational ambitions for Curatorship at the National Trust.

What you’ll be doing:

The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.

As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others.

You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement with visitors, whilst retaining our “Spirit of Place” that makes each property unique.

Who we’re looking for:

In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • Experience of building relationships and of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver curatorial outcomes
  • Significant knowledge across two or more of the following areas: history, art history, landscape, archaeology, architectural history, gardens/parks
  • Successful track record of leading high quality and creative interpretation, presentation and programming
  • Experience of commissioning, undertaking and disseminating research
  • Knowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of buildings, landscapes, and collections care including Museum Accreditation standards
  • The ability to work in a matrix organisation, at pace and with a high workload

The Package:

Salary range for this role is £36,880 to £45,075 depending on your skills and experience.

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Apply: www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/find-your-place/curatorship/

Closing date 9th May 2017