Freelance Opportunity – Cultural Producer for ‘Rethinking the Grand Tour’
In partnership with University of Manchester, we are looking for a collaborative lead to help with the reshaping and rethinking of the Grand Tour gallery.
Currently Manchester Art Gallery is undergoing a rethink of its Gallery spaces, and is also seeking to innovate its policies, processes and ways of working. This includes a Gallery space entitled ‘The Grand Tour’. This space has remained largely the same for two decades, with paintings and works originally purchased in order to demonstrate Manchester’s status as ‘international’ or ‘connoisseurial’. Today the privileges of travel, cultural appropriation, and collecting central to the Grand Tour are increasingly understood from the perspective of the long shadows cast by histories of colonialism and hierarchies of race, class and gender.
Working with local creative practitioners, Manchester Art Gallery is looking to reshape the Grand Tour space focusing on the theme of forced migration and displacement. It seeks an excellent convener of public events, and facilitator of artistic collaboration, to work as a Cultural Producer developing the tone and strategy for future development of this gallery.
Budget: The Cultural Producer will be paid a fee of £5,500.
Expressing your interest:
Employment period: Applicants must be available 1 July – 30 November 2022. Applicants must be available two days a week September to early November 2022. Additional meeting and planning times in July and August 2022.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a max two-page expression of interest responding to the person specification, and a CV to Prof Ana Carden-Coyne email@example.com 5pm, 20 June. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28 June.
We value equality and work to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.