Assistant Curator, Fine Art (maternity cover)

Leeds Museums and Galleries is seeking to appoint an Assistant Curator, Fine Art with a specialism in works on paper to cover a period of maternity leave at Leeds Art Gallery.

Leeds Museums and Galleries holds one of the finest collections of prints and drawings in Britain and is particularly strong in the area of English watercolours. The collection includes around 3,000 drawings and watercolours and around 2,000 prints all of which form part of the Designated Fine Art collection.

The post will be based at Leeds Art Gallery which is one of the nine venues operated by Leeds Museums and Galleries, part of Leeds City Council. Leeds Museums and Galleries is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. In 2018/19 Leeds Art Gallery welcomed over 469,000 visitors and is the third most visited free attraction for Yorkshire and Humber according to VisitEngland’s latest annual survey.

This post will pick up existing projects including a collection exhibition, the Picture Library scheme and ongoing collections work such as enquiries and documentation. It is a temporary post until 29 November 2020.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

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Contact Name

Yvonne Hardman 

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Start Date

8th March 2020

Closing Date

8th March 2020