Curator of Photographs

Royal Collection Trust
Fine Art and Library
Windsor Castle
Fixed Term Contract
August 2016
February 2018
£27,000 - £30,000 per annum pro-rata, dependent on experience
22.5 hours, 3 days per week

It's knowing that you might uncover a unique snapshot of history

It’s working as one to deliver impressive projects. And it’s the satisfaction of presenting, and promoting, one of the world’s greatest and most diverse art collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.

In terms of both quality and diversity, our collection of photographs is breath-taking, with works dating from the 1840s to the present day.

It’s a ‘living’ collection, yet there are fascinating stories here that have lain untold for decades. You’ll uncover them and then bring them alive – not just through inspiring exhibitions, but also catalogues, presentations and displays.

You'll make sure the photograph collection has proper custodial control, storage and conservation, as well as maintaining and updating records online.

Your role will range from research, education and lending to the development and delivery of new and existing projects.

Liaising with teams across the Trust, you'll deliver talks, lectures and resources that aim to reach, inspire and engage with the broadest audience possible.

Above all, your stewardship and interpretation will preserve the photographic heritage of this unique collection.

You're a recognised expert in your field, and with a clear passion for the history of photography and photographic art, you’ll be an asset to our team.

You'll be used to preparing lectures, presentations, publications and displays, and you'll be eager to share your extensive knowledge with varied audiences.

You also have an excellent understanding of the preservation and conservation issues that relate to photographic prints and negatives.  

With previous project experience and strong administration skills, you'll be able to plan and deliver complex projects, all within time and budget. 

With an eye for detail and good command of relevant IT programs, you'll be confident presenting works through online platforms and digitising the collection for future generations. 

As an excellent communicator with a proactive approach, you'll enjoy collaborating with team members and colleagues who are specialists in their own field. 

And, perhaps above all, you’re eager to immerse yourself in the unique learning opportunities that the collection presents. 

This is your opportunity to use your passion and fascination for the history of photography to deliver the exceptional. Find out more at

Vacancy Closing Date: 29/05/2016, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.