Curator for Inclusive History
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.
Based at Hampton Court Palace with travel to all sites
At Historic Royal Palaces, we are committed to an inclusive approach in all our work at HRP, from storytelling to our audience to the workforce culture we operate in, however, we’re aware that this is an ongoing journey for our organisation. The six palaces in our care have borne witness to significant moments in our national history – moments that continue to shape the world around us today – but were also the backdrop for everyday lives, in all their richness and complexity. We want everyone to be able to find meaning and relevance in their stories.
We are seeking a new Curator for Inclusive History to bring inclusive perspectives into all our research, concentrating in particular on the stories of people of colour at court who had been excluded from traditional narratives. The new curator will lead this, but it will be the responsibility of our entire team to deliver it. This research will inform the experiences that we create, providing content for our exhibitions, programming, publications and digital activity.
You will be creative and innovative with post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline (art, design history or history) and proven experience working within the cultural sector. Having experience of working in a heritage environment would be an advantage but not essential, as will having successfully applied in the past for research funding. You will be expected to engage in public speaking events and be comfortable with communicating HRP’s stories to the wider world via a variety of media channels.
Equally importantly, you will love history, storytelling and communicating your enthusiasm for the subject to a wide range of audiences.
- Hybrid working
- Enhanced holiday entitlement
- Generous Employers Pension Contributions (up to 11%)
- Annual Pay reviews & Bonuses
- Critical Illness Cover & Life Assurance
- Family friendly policies and benefits
- Staff discounts and membership to all palaces
Closing date: 28th November 2022
We have adopted a hybrid model of part working from home and part working from site, we are open to discussing what best works for individuals and their work life balance whilst also delivering the business requirements.
Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
This vacancy is closed to applications.