Iniva / Manchester Art Gallery Curatorial Trainee, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

Iniva / Manchester Art Gallery Curatorial Trainee, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

  • 25th September 2019
  • Full time
  • Paid (£15k-20k)
  • Simina Neagu

Commission to Collect: A 25th Anniversary Initiative for Iniva, 2019 to 2022

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Full-time, 5 days (35 hours) per week, plus some occasional weekend and evening work which will be compensated by Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

Contract: 12 month fixed term
Salary: £17,780 per annum (Living Wage)

The Project

This year, Iniva is celebrating 25 years of challenging conventional notions of diversity and difference. To commemorate and create a legacy for this special anniversary, Iniva has established a partnership initiative that re-imagines the future of our public collections at major art galleries and museums throughout the UK. Rather than simply initiating a series of short-term new commissions to celebrate our anniversary, Iniva is working in partnership with three museum and gallery partners with generous support from the Art Fund and Arts Council England. In Year One, the museum partner is Manchester Art Gallery.

The Role

This Traineeship, offered jointly by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Manchester Art Gallery, will be co-located between both organisations with the majority of the contract being spent in Manchester with travel and accommodation arranged in London as needed. The successful applicant will be supported to develop a range of skills expected from the curatorial workforce today including subject expertise, working with living artists, collections care and exhibition making. Learning about audience engagement and widening access will be a fundamental part of developing and enhancing these skills.

Working at Iniva for approximately 3 months of the 12-month contract, there will be opportunities to encounter curators, artists, academics and researchers working in areas related to Iniva’s artistic programme and the Stuart Hall Library.

Closing date: Wednesday 25th September 2019, 10am

Interview date: Week commencing 30 September

Interviews will take place in either Manchester or London.

To apply, please visit