The Science and Industry Museum (SIM), as part of the Science Museum Group (SMG), explores how ideas can change the world, from the Industrial Revolution to today.
In 2021 they will open a new £5m Special Exhibitions Gallery, where they will stage major science exhibitions developed with a range of partners. Our historic site is home to the world’s first passenger railway, and we bring this story to life with engaging displays, interventions, and events.
To support this work, they are now recruiting into a brand new role of Curator of Exhibitions to join us on a permanent basis in Manchester. In this role, you will lead on developing curatorial content for exhibition projects at SIM, including large exhibitions which can travel across SMG sites and tour internationally, as well as smaller, site-specific displays and digital exhibitions which have a wider global reach.
You will create compelling content and relevant narratives for different SMG audiences, using museum collections in exhibition storytelling, following good research and collections practice. As Curator of Exhibitions, you will collaborate closely with interpretation and project management colleagues, as well as with the wider curatorial department, advocating for new ideas and presenting these to colleagues across the organisation.
Joining them, you will have an interest in historic and contemporary science, technology, engineering or medicine, and will be able to undertake high-quality research using varied sources. You will be an imaginative storyteller, able to take your research and turn it into compelling narratives and content for exhibitions, simplifying complex ideas for a range of audiences.
You will also need to be confident in presenting ideas for new exhibitions content to a wide range of colleagues, including at senior level. As a Curator of Exhibitions, you will be passionate about and advocate for the needs of audiences from a wide range of backgrounds.
For further details and to apply, please visit their website: http://bit.ly/3smMlof
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