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Curator of University Art Collections
London Road Reading, UK

Job reference: SRF43205

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Closing date: 09/01/2023

Job live date: 22/11/2022

Salary: £43,414 - £53,353 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Library

Division: University Museums and Special Collections Services

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full Time, Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in promoting, caring for and developing the University of Reading’s Art Collection. The Curator will ensure the art collections contribute as fully as possible to programmes linked to the University's strategies for teaching, research, and wider cultural and public engagement, including loans and other forms of exhibition and display. The post-holder will also play a leading role in managing the University’s Public Art Programme, informing the commissioning process, including brief design and artist selection, in accordance with identified priorities in the Art Collection Development Policy.

We are looking for someone who can bring the following:

  • Experience of planning and developing art exhibitions and public displays
  • Experience of managing and cataloguing art collections
  • Experience of commissioning artworks and working with contemporary artists and preparing external funding bids​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Interview Date: 25/01/2022

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Director of UMASCS

Contact role:

Head of Curatorial and Public Engagement

Contact name:

Kate Arnold-Forster

Contact name:

Isabel Hughes

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact email:

Contact email:


Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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