Curator of Landscape

Job details:
Watts Gallery
Expiring Date: 06 September 2017
Date: 09 August 2017
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Curator/Assistant Curator
Contract: Full Time
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Place of work: United Kingdom (Guildford)
Watts Gallery

Job Description

Job Title:     Curator of Landscape
Organisation:     Watts Gallery Trust  
Salary:     c. £21,000 p.a.
   
Type:     Full-Time Position
   
Location:     Compton near Guildford, England
Closing Date:     Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Job Ref No:    
 
Job Description:
Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is located in the Surrey village of Compton. It comprises the former home, picture gallery and studios of the artists G F Watts and Mary Watts, as well as the Pottery Buildings and Watts Cemetery and Chapel.

We are now seeking a Curator of Landscape to help conserve and present the Artists’ Village. The post-holder will play a key role in conserving and interpreting our landscape, buildings and outdoor artworks and installations.

Working across our Curatorial and Estates Teams, we are looking for a hands-on heritage professional who will be closely involved in a range of ambitious projects across our extensive site.

The successful candidate will have Project Management experience preferably gained in a heritage environment.

This position is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.

Key Accountabilities
• Help manage the conservation of our landscapes and buildings including the Watts Chapel and the Watts Cemetery and its memorials
• Help manage the installation of the new full-size bronze cast of "Physical Energy" on the estate
• Develop opportunities to display art and craft in our landscapes – both historic and contemporary
• Help plan and manage routes, signage and parking at the Artists’ Village
• Work with the Curator and Custodian to maintain our landscape and structures in good order, involving significant manual work
• Work with our Gardening Volunteers to enhance our gardens
Required Skills:
• Experience of project management in a heritage environment from both on-site and planning perspectives
• Experience of managing contractors
• Experience of working in or volunteering at a visitor attraction and making heritage available and appealing to a diverse public
• Experience of managing buildings, artworks or landscapes within a heritage or historic environment, including practical, manual aspects
• An understanding of the importance of landscaping, place-making and route-finding for a heritage attraction
• Awareness of Health & Safety responsibilities of a public museum
• Experience of working with volunteers
• Ability to manage own time, delivering to clear timescales
• High degree of literacy and numeracy
• Understanding of regulations relating to planning, access and Health & Safety
• Knowledge of materials and craftsmanship relevant to an Arts & Crafts environment

Personal Attributes
• A passion for making historic landscapes accessible to the public
• Love of working outdoors
• Enjoys practical, manual work
• Clear Communicator
• Team player
 
Application Instructions:
Please apply by letter with CV to Nicholas Tromans at [email protected]

The letter should explain why your skills, experience and ambitions would suit this role, making reference to the Person Specification; the CV should include the names, address and contact details of two referees able to comment on your suitability for the position

Deadline for applications : 5pm 6 September 2017

Interviews will be held at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village on Thursday 14 September

Please note we will only contact applicants if invited for interview
 
Contact Name:     Nicholas Tromans
Contact Tel:     01483 901806
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:     [email protected]
Website:     http://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/about-us/careers/
Address:     Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey.

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