Collections and Interpretation Curator

Collections and Interpretation Curator
Employer: Nva
Salary: The fixed fee for the contract is £25,000 plus expenses.
Location: Glasgow

Collections and Interpretation Curator
Deadline 19 May 2017 at 17.00

NVA has produced an ambitious scheme to reclaim the future of the world-renowned St Peter’s Seminary, an iconic modernist ruin in Argyll and Bute, and the surrounding woodland of Kilmahew. An innovative approach to heritage conservation will combine the consolidation of the building in its current state of ruination with partial restoration and new design.

NVA has established Kilmahew / St Peter’s Limited, which will be responsible for the delivery of the project to partially restore the seminary and create access to the landscape, and to manage the buildings and landscape on completion.

Kilmahew / St Peter’s Ltd is seeking to appoint a freelance Collections and Interpretation Curator to develop the content of the exhibition spaces, collections and archives for St Peter’s and the ways in which these can make the heritage of the Kilmahew / St Peter’s site accessible to the public. Using our existing collection as a starting point the curator will create a framework for organising and cataloguing the collection, and manage the process of acquiring new materials including the commissioning of artworks that will form part of the heritage interpretation for St Peter’s.

Key outputs of the role also include creating strong and engaging interpretation narratives that will inform the exhibitions and interpretive materials at St Peter’s, and developing these for inclusion in text panels, website text, audio and digital interpretation.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

• Proven experience of research and curation in a museum and /or heritage context
• Proven experience developing a range of interpretation materials for diverse audiences
• Excellent administration and project management skills, creative abilities, and an eye for detail, energy, flexibility and self-motivation
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals in professional contexts and with the general public
• Experience of digital archives and digital cataloguing systems / databases

The contract runs from its appointment until April 2019. The fixed fee for the contract is £25,000 plus expenses.

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