Curator (Photographs, Contemporary Conflict)

The Contemporary Conflict team is one of four new teams whose key role is to create and develop content for our public programme and to interpret objects which fall within that time period (2001 – to date). It looks at the causes and consequences of war as well as its course and conduct. The team facilitates and supports access to our collection, knowledge and skills both to our audiences and to colleagues across IWM. Curators will work proactively and imaginatively to develop ways to build our collection. This may involve working with those directly involved with recent or ongoing conflicts and with external partners. Working with contemporary material brings many challenges but it is also engaging and exciting. Our collecting efforts will be vital for the future success of IWM.

As a curator in the team you will be involved in the acquisition, assessment, review and cataloguing of collections material relating to conflicts after 2001, with particular responsibility for photographs. IWM has an internationally important collection of historic photographs, unique in its scale, depth and scope. The majority of photographs under the team’s care will be born-digital so you will have an understanding of the particular requirements for preserving this material. Your practical archival and curatorial skills will be accompanied by an appreciation of the visual language of modern conflict photography.

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Please note we do not accept CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, Thursday 17 August 2017.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 August 2017. Please note that the interview date has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this date free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.

We regret that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application, in this instance, has been unsuccessful.

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