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Curator Africa and Diaspora: Performance

Reference: JUL20210064
Expiry date: 23:59, 25 July 2021
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878.00 - £33,506.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Attachments: Curator_AfricaPerf_final.pdf

We are seeking a candidate who is passionate about African and African diaspora music and music cultures, as well as other forms of performance.

This is one of 12 Curator posts that sit in the PFTF Department. The post holder will take responsibility for the development, care of, documentation, research, presentation, and interpretation of part of the V&A’s Collection, in this case, Africa and Diaspora Performance. The V&A acknowledges that this area of its collections, particularly modern and contemporary music and music cultures, needs to be expanded. This post provides an exciting opportunity to play an active role in curating and developing these collections and contributing to new collection development strategies, as well as displays, exhibitions and public engagement projects.  

The post holder will be expected to represent the Museum at the highest level and play an active role in the field of Africa and Diaspora Performance, nationally and internationally. As a member of the PFTF Department, the post holder will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, supporting fundraising /income generation, and assisting senior colleagues in the running of the Department, including creating a positive environment, encouraging collaboration across the museum, contributing to change, leading and mentoring Assistant Curators and sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice to help them develop and perform.  

The post holder will also play a role in the community of Africa and Diaspora Curators that span the V&A’s four curatorial teams, as well as the volunteer African Heritage Tour Guides, liaising with the Programme Manager of African Heritage & Culture at V&A. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 25 July 2021 at 23.59