Curatorial Trainee

Watts Gallery Trust is seeking to recruit an emerging curator for a two-year period to take part in all aspects of the organisation's life.

The Watts Gallery Curatorial Traineeship offers the opportunity for an early-career curator to develop a wide-range of collections and curatorial experience. Playing a key part in the Curatorial Team, this will include collection care and conservation, the interpretation and display of collections, and the development and delivery of exhibitions. It will also contribute toward the Curatorial Team's ongoing public engagement including talks, tours and visitor enquiries.

The successful candidate will have:

- Experience as an employee or volunteer in a museum, gallery, archive or heritage environment.

- Knowledge of nineteenth-century British art and design.

- An understanding of object handling and collections care.

- Relevant degree or qualification in History of Art, History, Museum Studies or Art/Design

Applications including a supporting statement expressing interest in and suitability for the position along with a CV should be sent to Katherine Smith via

The deadline for applications is Friday 8 June 2018

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Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 300 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. Join us at an upcoming volunteer open morning to meet current staff and volunteers and to learn more about joining our team.

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