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Senior Curator, Prints

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 5 Senior Curator posts that sit in the Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Department (AAPD). The post holder will take leadership responsibility for the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of a part of V&A’s Collection of national and international importance, in this case prints and commercial graphics, including posters. As such, the post holder will be expected to represent the Museum at the highest level and play an active role in the field of graphic art studies and collecting, nationally and internationally.

As a senior member of the Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Department, the post holder will also make a significant contribution to the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes, supporting fundraising and income generation, and supporting the Keeper in the running of the Department, including by creating a positive environment, supporting change, line managing 3 staff and sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice with a wider group of Curators and Assistant Curators to help them develop and perform. The post holder will also play a leadership role in the community of Senior Curators, Curators and Assistant Curators that will span the four curatorial teams.

To apply, please submit your application online by Sunday 12 February 2023 at 23:59.

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