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Assistant Curator, East Asia

Reference: JUL20212388
Expiry date: 17:00, 03 August 2021
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £22,627.00 - £26,341.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Duration:Until 17/03/2023
Attachments: AssistantCuratorJDAsia.pdf
VAInformationforApplicants(1).pdf

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The V&A’s Collections Division comprises six curatorial, research, and conservation and collections care & access teams. The curatorial departments are arranged as Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Furniture, Fashion & Textiles and Theatre & Performance; Graphic Art & Design, Photography and Architecture; and Asia. The staff in these teams are at the heart of the founding purpose of the museum: to care for, research and develop the collections, to exhibit them to the public, to make them available for study and research, and to broaden access to the collections. curation.

This is one of 2 Assistant Curator posts that sit in the East Asian section of the Asia Department. As such, the main purpose of the job is to provide curatorial support in the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation and interpretation of a part of V&A’s Collection, in this case the East Asian section of the Asia Department. Assistant Curators spend a significant portion of their time working on object-related activity that pertains to the care and display of collections, maintaining documentation and developing interpretation to allow for their presentation to wide audiences.
As a member of the East Asian section of the Asia Department, the postholder will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes and supporting fundraising and income generation. Assistant Curators also play a role in their relevant department and will be part of the community supporting the museum’s scholarship in the Asia Department. In short, this is a wide-ranging role in which the postholder will be able to develop their skills in all aspects of museum curation

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3 August at 5.00 p.m.