There have been many many reviews written about the Royal Academy’s Charles I: King and Collector exhibition, pretty much all of which boil down to “you're not going to see the likes of this again, some waffle about a new perspective on King Charles, it's good, bloody well go and see it”
And I concur.
I've already shared some of the comics I drew after my visit, but now here's the view from a punter, who knows about art mainly thanks to the content on BBC iplayer, and a brief stint of asking people to not touch things in a gallery.
The National Trust are launching a 3 year fixed term programme to develop a new team of Assistant Curators, currently recruiting for 8 roles across all regions of the National Trust.
As pointed out by @kathleenlawther on Twitter, this is a Very Good Opportunity:
"@nationaltrust is recruiting Assistant Curators at £27K, giving on the job training and development, recognising skills gained outside the sector and not insisting on academic qualifications for applicants"
When you look into it, oh yes, this is a very open offer, apparently aimed at getting a more diverse Curatorial team, and understanding that those coming into the role will require training and development along the way.
"We are particularly interested in considering applications from people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds who may or may not hold formal qualifications in the heritage or museum sector, but who can offer evidence of relevant experience and personal capabilities."
It's a shame that this seems so good, as one would hope that what they are offering would be industry standard for a position like this. It's not though, as so often the expectation is that you've got a "piece of paper to prove you are clever" rather than relevant hands on experience, and that you're willing to work for almost tuppence because it's such as hotly fought for position.
So if you're after a change, or just after a job at all, have a look.
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