Project Curator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/10/2023 23:59
Band 9 £27,344 - £29,439 pa
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Job Category:
Arts / Tourism / Culture
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Employment Location:
Sir William Grey House, Hartlepool
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Closing date:
16 Oct
Further Information

Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority, we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Museum and Gallery team at Hartlepool Borough Council to deliver our Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund project Stories from the Sea.


Stories from the Sea will use Hartlepool's unique maritime and world cultures collections to work with underrepresented groups and audiences to draw out hidden queer and colonial stories, rebalancing our museum narratives and handing over power to communities.


Through participatory practice, including co-creation methods, the post holder will proactively support groups to access the project, empowering them to tell their own stories through collections.


The post holder will work with our maritime, social and world cultures collections.


The post holder will deliver the community and participation programme for the project, enabling community participants to identify new narratives and stories for our redeveloped Museum of Hartlepool.


The post holder will deliver the public programme for the project including events, exhibitions and pop ups in both museum and non-museum spaces.


The post holder will work closely with key stakeholders including HartGables and North East Migration Group to deliver the project. Supported by colleagues across the EFCF network and Tees Valley Museum Group network, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop expertise in co-creation methods, decolonization and queering the museum practice.


We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and recognize that formal qualifications requirements on person specifications can disadvantage candidates.


For this role research skills and knowledge of archaeology, history or anthropology subject disciplines are required.


To this end we include a non-exhaustive list of how this requirement could be demonstrated within an application:

· Formal report writing

· Delivery of research projects

· Publications

· Dissertations We welcome applications from candidates looking for flexible or part time working.


This role is eligible for hybrid working. Some weekend and evening work will be required to engage with the public and community participants.


For information on our museum and gallery service go to www.culturehartlepool.com


For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Georgina Ascroft, Museum and Gallery Manager Georgina.ascroft@hartlepool.gov.uk or Amy Mitchell, Museum Curator amy.mitchell@hartlepool.gov.uk


Closing date: 16th October 2023, midnight Interviews: 30th and 31st October

Please note
This job is closed for applications.