December 23, 2008 - Tate - Curator of Photography and International Art
December 23, 2008

Curator of Photography and International Art

Employer: Tate
Job title: Curator: Photography and International Art

Closing date: 9 January 2009
Contract: Full time

Location: Tate Modern, London

We are looking for an experienced curator of modern and contemporary photography with the authority and reputation to bring about a quantum change in Tate’s ability to collect and show photography at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. In this prominent new role you’ll be based within the curatorial department at Tate Modern, but work across both Tate Britain and Tate Modern working on the acquisition and research of photographic works for the Tate Collection. In addition, you’ll contribute to the conception and delivery of the photography exhibition programme at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

You must have a high level of knowledge of the issues surrounding collecting modern and contemporary photography for museums and extensive experience of the process involved in staging displays and exhibitions, including managing budgets. Confident in your subject knowledge, you must have the authority to be able to guide and advise our Heads of Collections on acquisition strategy and the flair to make an active contribution to the conception of photography related displays and exhibitions across Tate.

Your degree and post-graduate qualification in photography or history of art (or another related field) will be complemented a proven track record in publishing and research and by significant experience of working in an art gallery, museum or collection setting. A natural collaborator, you’ll be able to work effectively with colleagues across the organisation and your accomplished networking skills will mean you’ll be able to draw on an established network of contacts in the photography field.

Contact details/How to apply:
For further information and to download an application pack, please visit our website at If you’re unable to access our website please email quoting ref: 8140. Closing date: 9 January 2009.

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