Senior Curator (Textiles and Wallpaper)

Job Reference : L&CI-08574
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 17/08/2016
Salary : £38,896 to £47,801 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
Division : Whitworth Art Gallery Collections
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Permanent available from 1 September 2016

Want to join the 2015 UK Museum of the Year?

We are hiring a Senior Curator to take care of the remarkable collections of textiles and wallpaper at the Whitworth. These collections have been part of the Whitworth’s unique identity since its very earliest years. Now with an award winning new building, with exemplary exhibition spaces, study spaces and collection stores, there could not be a better time to join.

We are looking for a dynamic, open minded, passionate curator who loves textile and wallpapers and can demonstrate a thorough grasp of design history, current display and exhibition making trends and is committed to sharing their specialist knowledge with the widest range of people – from PHD candidates to toddlers and their parents.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME)/male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME/male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Interviews are currently scheduled for 12 and 16 September.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Samantha Lackey


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.