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Curator (V&A Dundee)

University of Dundee - Art and Design Office

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,261 to £39,609 per annum (grade 7).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 18th October 2018
Job Ref: SDAD0098

College/SASS: School of Art and Design

V&A Dundee will be the first purpose-built design museum in Scotland and the only V&A museum in the UK outside London. V&A Dundee’s vision is to be an international centre for design which will make a national contribution by developing a greater focus on and public awareness of the value of design. The new museum will help to celebrate Scotland’s importance in design and host major exhibitions of outstanding international design that will appeal to the widest public audience and develop understanding of our own and others’ cultural heritage. 

The University of Dundee is a Founding Partner of V&A Dundee. The University is ranked in the top 200 in the world and one of its flagship areas is the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), currently ranked as the top art and design institution in Scotland.

We are seeking to appoint a Curator who will take a critical role in developing and delivering exhibitions of the highest quality. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work directly with V&A Dundee and its partners, stakeholders and customers on the creation, development and delivery of this important national exhibition programme.

You will be jointly employed by V&A Dundee and the University of Dundee and based at V&A Dundee. You will work closely in partnership with the Director of Programme at V&A Dundee to develop and deliver the Exhibitions programme to a set of shared and individual objectives. You will work with a small and busy team on the realisation of projects with designers, lenders and design institutions, delivering historic and contemporary exhibitions and commissions. You will also take responsibility for the conceptual development, organisation and co-ordination of exhibitions and publications assigned by the Director of Exhibitions, including budgetary management and fundraising.

If you are excited by the opportunity to work within a world-leading museum of design to realise an ambitious programme of exhibitions celebrating Scotland’s importance in design as well as showcasing major exhibitions of outstanding international design, then we would be very keen to hear from you!

To apply for this position please visit ref: SDAD0095

To find out more about Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, please visit

To find out more about V&A Dundee, please visit

The closing date for applications is midnight on 18 October 2018.

The University of Dundee is a diverse community which provides a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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