National Portrait Gallery: Associate Curator, Photographs


The post of Associate Curator, Photographs (Content and Interpretation) offers an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the photography team at the National Portrait Gallery. This is a new position reporting to the Head of Photographs and in consultation with him/her, the post holder will have an instrumental role in developing content, assuming responsibility for photographic displays and facilitating the inclusion of photographs in the Gallery’s national programme and other Gallery initiatives. The post will deputise for the Head of Photographs when requested. The post holder will be expected to help generate ideas for the interpretation and presentation of the collection, develop drafts of interpretive text for displays and website information, and curate temporary displays within the galleries as requested. They will also play a significant role in the day to day management of the Gallery’s annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, and work closely on a programme to re-develop the collection displays as part of a major capital project.