Job Opportunity

National Outreach Curator – Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I Project

Posted on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich are looking for someone to develop and deliver a national outreach programme to engage and inspire young people from all backgrounds with 

£30,000 - £37,000 pro rata
Three days per week
Three-year fixed term contract
Based in London

Following a £7.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant and thousands of public donations, Royal Museums Greenwich was able to save the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I for the nation. Returning to the Queens House in August 2017, this spectacular image is an outstanding historical document, summarising the hopes and aspirations of the state at a watershed moment in history.

But we want to ensure that fascinating stories behind the Armada Portrait reach far beyond the doors of the Museum. We want to engage and inspire young people from all backgrounds with those stories and their relevance to life growing up in the 21st Century.

That, in essence, is your challenge as you work closely with the curatorial team, schools and partner organisations to develop and deliver a national outreach programme. And while you will clearly need to be innovative and imaginative in your approach, this schools programme must also be grounded in academic rigour and focus on developing young people’s skills.

With experience of developing and delivering creative learning programmes for young people in a museum, heritage, art gallery or other cultural setting, you should have an Art History (or similar) degree and/or experience of working with fine or decorative art collections. The ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects is also important, along with excellent communication, project management and presentation skills.

Full details can be found here:

Closing date: 8 June 2017