Tate Curatorial Internship

Opportunity type: Internship, Part-time 

Working hours:18 hours per week 

Salary:£8.55 per hour 

Location:London - Tate Britain, Millbank 

Closing date:13 February 2013 at 17:00

Ever wondered how Tate puts together its landmark exhibitions? 

We have two exciting internship placements available in our Curatorial Department at Tate Britain. One placement will see you making a contribution to a large-scale temporary exhibition planned for 2015. Provisionally titled Empire, the exhibition will explore the relationship between the visual arts and British imperialism. It will bring together depictions of the Empire in a wide range of media - from painting and sculpture to photography, textiles and prints. It will feature works made by indigenous subjects, as well as by colonial settlers and travellers. In the other placement you will carry out research on Kenneth Clark, a leading collector of contemporary British art. This internship will give you the chance to play a part in a 2014 exhibition featuring key modern British artists, such as Henry Moore, Paul Nash, and Sidney Nolan.

In both internship placements you will be undertaking research and general administrative duties in a fast paced and stimulating environment, and will participate actively in some of the most exciting gallery curatorial work in the world. Collaborating with teams from throughout Tate, you’ll gain a valuable insight into the workings of a large arts organisation. Whilst attending departmental briefings, you’ll develop an understanding of programme development. Naturally, you’ll extend greatly your knowledge of 19th century British art. And, with access to our Library and Archive, and training in the use of our Museum System, you’ll gain crucial transferable skills in research and the use of information.

You will come to us with an interest in historic or modern British art and history together with proven research skills. Open to learning, you will be able to make a contribution to Tate becoming more open and inclusive. You will also have sound communication and report writing skills and real attention to detail. Flexible and positive working individually or as part of a team, you will have the ability to engage with people from a range of backgrounds. 

Role descriptions for both internship opportunities can be found by following the links below. Please indicate clearly on your application form whether you would like to be considered for the Curatorial Internship, Tate Britain Empire Exhibition OR the Curatorial Internship, Modern Exhibitions.

Tate aims to attract and retain talented people from all backgrounds, and these opportunities are for people to learn and develop new skills. We particularly encourage applications from black, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants as these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector.

Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

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