Project Curator

Closing date:

Hartlepool Borough Council

An opportunity to join the museum and gallery team at Hartlepool Borough Council to deliver its 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 its museological 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.
  • deliver the community and participation programme for the project, enabling community participants to identify new narratives and stories for Hartlepool Borough Council’s redeveloped Museum of Hartlepool.
  • deliver the public programme for the project including events, exhibitions and pop-ups in both museum and non-museum spaces.
  • 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, decolonisation and queering museum practice.

Hartlepool Borough Council welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and recognises 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 the council includes a non-exhaustive list of how this requirement could be demonstrated within an application:

  • Formal report writing
  • Delivery of research projects
  • Publications
  • Dissertations

Hartlepool Borough Council welcomes 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.

Budget £27,344 - £29,439

Deadline 16 October 2023

Sir William Gray House Clarence Rd Hartlepool TS24 8BT

See here for more information and to apply.

This post is subject to a two-year fixed-term contract.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Georgina Ascroft, Museum and Gallery Manager  or Amy Mitchell, Museum Curator

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