Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Curator and Volunteer Curatorial Trainees. See below for further details. 

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Assistant Curator



Fixed-term until 30 November 2016
Salary band 5 £18,000-£20,000 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Liverpool Biennial is looking to appoint an Assistant Curator to join the team.

The Assistant Curator will support the Programme Team in all aspects of the research, preparation, delivery, production, installation, maintenance and de-installation of the Biennial exhibition and year-round programme of talks, events, publishing and research.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, organised and able to work to tight deadlines, and have at least 2 years of experience in a similar role.

To download an Application Pack, click here or email jane@biennial.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 14 May 2015, and interviews will be held in Liverpool on 29 May 2015.

Volunteer Curatorial Trainees



We are currently seeking two Volunteer Curatorial Trainees to support the Curatorial team during the first stages of research and development towards Liverpool Biennial 2016, as well as to support the significant year-round programme. Voluntary curatorial traineeships typically last for three months (three days per week) and specific activities and learning will include:

  • Supporting the team to keep paper and electronic files related to artists and their commissions up to date and in good order.
  • Conducting research and collating information on artists for the curatorial team, including press, marketing, grant applications and general archival purposes.
  • Conducting research and collating information on possible sites and venues for the public realm artworks.
  • In consultation with the Curatorial Team, booking accommodation and travel where applicable for artists, speakers and curators, and assisting with research visits.
  • Assisting with the technical, logistical and administrative aspects of developing and delivering the year-round public programme.
  • Liaising with various external contacts including artists, galleries and institutions, in order to obtain information required for the research and preparation of 2016 Biennial as well as the year-round public programme, as required.

Volunteer Curatorial Traineeships at Liverpool Biennial are unpaid and are classed as voluntary work, however we do make reimbursement for travel to and from work, and also pay a meal allowance. Total reimbursement is £15 per day.

If you are passionate about contemporary art and would like to be considered for an internship please send your CV with a covering letter of application, explaining why you would like to be considered for this opportunity, by e-mail to jane@biennial.com no later than 5pm on 28 April 2015. The start date for the first post will be 11 May. 

Please ensure that you put CURATORIAL TRAINEESHIP 2015 as the subject title for your email.

We look forward to hearing from you!