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Watts Gallery Trust
Guildford, Surrey
£38,000 - £44,000 per year
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Watts Gallery Trust as Head of Collections, Exhibitions and Research

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Guildford, Surrey
£38,000 - £44,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Watts Gallery Trust as we increase our focus on audience development and engagement.  

The Head of Collections, Exhibitions & Research will take a strategic and collaborative approach to enhancing the interpretation and display of our collection, driving engagement onsite and online, and building national and international partnerships to support our programme of interpretation, research, exhibitions and scholarship. The postholder will lead the curatorial team and play a leadership role in Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village as a member of the Senior Management Team.

Working collaboratively as part of the Senior Management Team to conserve and interpret our collection and engage and stimulate the widest range of audiences with the art and ideas of Mary Seton Watts and GF Watts, the post holder will plan and oversee the development and delivery of the gallery’s renowned temporary exhibitions programme. Working in close partnership with other departments, the successful candidate will enable audiences to explore the relevance of our artists, their contemporaries and successors in a way that challenges, supports and stimulates their interest.

Key knowledge, experience and qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a senior curatorial position.
  • An art historian with a strong track record of published work.
  • Significant experience and interest in the decorative and fine arts and 19th- and early 20th-century art and history.
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively as part of a senior management team and with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven successes in internal and external collaborative working.
  • Experience of audience development and outreach.
  • Experience of working with the press and good networking skills.
  • Positive line management and coaching experience.
  • Strong budget management experience.
  • MA or PhD in Art History or equivalent.
  • Working towards or already a Fellow of the Museums Association (FMA) or equivalent.

A full job description, including key competencies and details of how to apply, can be downloaded from our website or from the attached supporting documents.  Closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 13 July.    Watts Gallery Trust is fully committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.   We actively encourage ethnic minority and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams. 

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Application Form (.docx)
Equality and Diversity Form (.docx)
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Watts Gallery Trust

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity established in 1904 to manage the legacy of George Frederic Watts OM RA, one of the leading artis... Read more

Posted on: 22 June 2021
Closing date: 13 July 2021
Tags: Senior Management

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