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Curator

Salary:
40,071 pa
Location:
Bodmin
Company:
National Trust

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Experience of building relationships and of working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver curatorial outcomesSignificant knowledge across two or more of the following areas: history, art history, landscape, archaeology, architectural history, gardens/parksSuccessful track record of leading high quality and creative interpretation, presentation and programmingExperience of commissioning, undertaking and disseminating researchKnowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of buildings, landscapes, and collections care including Museum Accreditation standardsThe ability to work in a matrix organisation, at pace and with a high workloadCuratorCurators in the South West region work with a rich variety of properties, from historic houses and collections to coastal landscapes and fabulous gardens. There are many opportunities to bring your skills and experience into different and perhaps new contexts. The role will initially focus on four property portfolios, each under a General Manager. In Devon, the English Riviera portfolio sits Greenway once home to Agatha Christie and set on the set on the banks of the beautiful River Dart and Coleton Fishacre with its Art Deco interiors on the rolling South Devon Coast. In Cornwall Lanhydrock house and estate is one of the most visited National Trust properties, with rich and varied collections. Two portfolios encompass the landscape sites across Cornwall, from the north coast’s Boscastle and Trevose Head to Roseland and Dodman.The role of the Curator in the Trust has huge variety. The portfolios you support may include country houses and their collections, but also gardens, landscapes and vernacular buildings. You’ll work with everything from farm equipment to musical instruments to old masters, the Trust’s collections in many areas being amongst the finest in the world.As well as supporting a diverse portfolio of properties, as Curator you’ll need to build strong and influential relationships with specialists and operational teams. You’ll be a skilled communicator and able to enthuse and inspire others. You’ll ensure that everything we do balances our need to conserve our heritage, with our need to continue to enhance our emotional engagement with visitors, whilst retaining our “Spirit of Place” that makes each property unique.81039IRC81039

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