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Exciting opportunity for Research Manager

Art Advisory, Art Museums and Institutions
   Location: London
   Salary: £31,742
Experience: Mid Level
  Organisation: Tate
Deadline: 11/12/2018

Job vacancy: Research Manager

Since Tate Modern opened in London in 2000, its programme of major temporary exhibitions, collection displays, commissions, live performance, and film has developed in diversity, scope and profile. In 2016 Tate Modern opened the Blavatnik Building increasing the scope and breadth of the exhibition and collection displays to support its ambitions to be the most artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive global art museum.

In this exciting new role of Research Manager, you will manage research projects and initiatives including research seminars, symposia, conferences and events which will contribute to the development of Tate’s collection as well as the strategy for research within the programme. Working closely with project-based team of Curators, Adjunct Curators and other curatorial staff, you will manage the programme and help deliver the curatorial vision for the research strategy. You will lead on the recruitment and management of visiting fellows to ensure the delivery of their outcomes as well as sourcing and managing freelancers when necessary including drafting contracts.

You will have demonstrable experience managing projects in a research or museum context along with experience of budget monitoring and management through an annual budget cycle. As an experienced project manager, you will have excellent organisation skills and experience of planning, organising and delivering research or curatorial events. You’ll have a proactive and flexible team-focused approach as well as proficiency in MS Office packages, databases and other applications, together with an interest in and commitment to the work of the Tate.

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract of three years.

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