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Posted: Friday, May 3rd 2019
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Job Title:     Curator of Landscape
Organisation:     Watts Gallery Trust
Salary:     c. £22,800 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: Eight months
Location:     Guildford, Surrey, England
Closing Date:     Friday, June 7th, 2019
Job Ref No:    
 
Job Description:
Watts Gallery Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to recruit an emerging curator to take up an exciting and innovative eight-month post, funded by the John Ellerman Foundation.

As Curator of Landscape, this role is dedicated to the development of an enhanced sense of place across the 18-acre site at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (WG-AV). Engaging with the historic collections and archive, the Curator of Landscape will research and implement a programme of interpretation to explore the history of the site, the heritage of the landscape and the architectural significance of this unique campus of Arts & Crafts buildings.
Working within the Curatorial department, this is an opportunity to gain substantial experience working directly with the collections, library and archive. There will also be opportunities to work across departments within the organisation to enhance visitor engagement and participation in the landscape.

Key Accountabilities:
- Interpretation
- WG-AV landmarks
- Horticulture
- Volunteer Management
- Communications
Required Skills:
Skills & Experience:
Specialist knowledge of nineteenth- and early-twentieth century British art, architecture and garden history.
Proven ability to write gallery interpretation.
Experience of working with and handling art and archive collections.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, database and email applications.
Excellent organisational and planning skills, coupled with the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Familiarity with Collections Management Systems.
Experience of working in or volunteering in a visitor attraction and making heritage available and attractive to the public.
Experience of project management in a Heritage environment.

Knowledge & Qualifications:
Degree in art history, history, horticulture and garden design, architectural history or equivalent.

Full job description and person specification is downloadable from our website: https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/about-us/careers/
 
Application Instructions:
Deadline for applications: Friday 7 June 2019
Interviews: Friday 21 June 2019

Applications including a supporting statement expressing interest in and suitability for the position and CV should be sent to Katherine Smith via admin@wattsgallery.org.uk

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
 
Contact Name:     Miss Katherine Smith
Contact Tel:     01483813598
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:     admin@wattsgallery.org.uk
Website:     http://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/
Address:     Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey.
 
 
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