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Jobs at the Whitworth

Opportunity: Curator
Contract Duration: January 2021 to June 2021

Applications are invited for a Curator to support the delivery of exhibitions, constituent-led collection projects, research opportunities, and care for the remarkable collection of art and design at the Whitworth. We are hiring for a temporary role or secondment.

We are looking for a dynamic, open-minded Curator with an interest in modern and contemporary art and design and a commitment to bringing it to bear on the experience of the world today. You will carry out collaborative work with colleagues, communities, collections, and artists as part of a busy programme across teams, bringing new thinking to the collections and the Whitworth’s programme.

The Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, is an art institute and park made collectively by the activity of all its users, including staff and volunteers. It was made for people of all social classes and cultures to come and rub shoulders together and imagine the world anew. By working locally on issues that are relevant to the people around us, it connects internationally, with communities of interest across borders.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

All appointments will be made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting, and interviews:

Name: Poppy Bowers, Curator (Exhibitions)
, The Whitworth

General enquiries:

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

Further details:
Job reference: CIX-016096
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
Closing date 7 January 2021
Salary: £27,511 to £31,865 per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
Organisation: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
Contract Duration: January 2021 to June 2021

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date, which is 7 January 2021.

Please see click here to visit the University's job page, for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

Further Jobs and Opportunities

As we are part of The University of Manchester, all vacancies will be advertised on its jobs board. Select and search ’Library & Cultural Institutions’ to find details of Whitworth vacancies.

Image: Four Corners of one Cloth, Come and Share event, 2018. Photo: David Oates