Curator of Cultural Empowerment (SC4371)

University of East Anglia, Norwich


Sainsbury Centre 

Curator of Cultural Empowerment

Ref: SC4371

Salary on appointment will be £27,929 per annum, with an annual increment up to £34,308 per annum.

The Sainsbury Centre is a world-renowned art museum with one of the most celebrated collections in the UK. The Curator of Cultural Empowerment will play a key role in our curatorial team, leading on the development and delivery of ambitious exhibitions, displays, Sculpture Park projects and publications. The Sainsbury Centre has developed a new approach to exhibition programming and this role will be at the heart of these exciting new developments. You will carry out research and contribute new ideas to help build this innovative programme for the Sainsbury Centre in collaboration with artists, academics and lenders from local to international. A key aspect of this role is to engage and activate communities, artists, academics and as broad a cultural collaboration as possible with our future programme focused on fundamental societal questions. Working closely with colleagues in Curatorial, Collections Management, Learning, Communications, Development and Front of House, you will be expected to work collaboratively, providing support on some curatorial activities, whilst leading on other projects.

With a broad interest and understanding of art history, anthropology, international development or archaeology and with specialist knowledge in an area related to the Sainsbury Centre collection, you will contribute to research and interpretation of the collection.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with proven experience in project management and a research track record demonstrated through publications, conferences, presentations or other projects.

This post is available from 20 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter on a full-time, indefinite basis.

UEA offers a variety of flexible working options and although this role is advertised on a full time basis, we encourage applications from individuals who would prefer a flexible working pattern including annualised hours, compressed working hours, part time, job share, term-time only and/or hybrid working. Details of preferred hours should be stated in the personal statement and will be discussed further at interview.

Benefits include:

  • 39 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time).
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependents, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to SportsPark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing Date: Monday 3 July 2023

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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