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Curatorial Opportunity at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Fig. 1. Tobias and Sarah on their Wedding Night, German c.1520, Victoria and Albert Museum.
Fig. 1. Tobias and Sarah on their Wedding Night, German c.1520, Victoria and Albert Museum.

Fig. 1. Tobias and Sarah on their Wedding Night, German c.1520, Victoria and Albert Museum.

The V&A is seeking to appoint a Curator of Medieval Art and Design to join its Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass.

The post-holder will be responsible for the care, research, display and interpretation of medieval art and design at the museum, and will be expected to play an active role in the field of medieval studies and collecting, both nationally and internationally.  The post-holder will both represent the museum externally at the highest level, and also serve a role within the Department and Museum as one of the medieval specialists.

The successful candidate will hold a post-graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent, and have demonstrated curatorial experience in a museum context.  They will be able to show a commitment to furthering their expertise within an area of the museum’s medieval department. They will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and writing skills, and an ability to create and maintain good relations with external organisations and communities.

An expertise in medieval metalwork or stained glass is desirable.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 6th October 2017.  For more information, visit the V&A’s recruitment portal.