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Curator of Indigenous Perspectives
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: CIX-015639

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/09/2020

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum (dependent on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Cultural Institutions

Division: Manchester Museum

Hours Per Week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Starting 2 November 2020 or thereafter until 1 November 2022 or thereafter

School / Directorate: Manchester Museum

Would you like to set indigenous perspectives at the heart of one of the world’s leading university museums?
As part of our Collections team, you will lead targeted research and documentation projects to embed indigenous perspectives and knowledge across the breadth of Manchester Museum’s encyclopaedic collection of over 4 million items.  The understanding, insights and relationships gained - alongside your commitment to care, inclusion and imagination - will generate changes in existing museum interpretation and collection; pioneering ways of presenting indigenous belongings from indigenous perspectives.

We are looking for someone who can amplify the voices of Indigenous people, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and partners in Australia and First Nations people and partners in Canada, to seed change and effect reconciliation.  You will be a brilliant communicator and collaborator, confident in indigenous rights and committed to Manchester Museum’s mission to build understanding between cultures and a more sustainable world.

This innovative role is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation as part of the Indigenising Manchester Museum project.  We aim to develop and strengthen curatorial skills across and beyond Manchester Museum. You will play an anchor role in a new international Indigenising Museums network and lead on a major conference around indigenisation to take place in Manchester in 2022.  If you want to shift museum practices and narratives - in Manchester and beyond - we want to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. 

Happy to talk flexible working.​​​​​​​

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Georgina Young (Head of Collections and Exhibitions)

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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