Visual Arts Programme Curator (Temporary for 1 year)


Salary: 14 hrs per week, £13,941 – £15,186 per annum

Location: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

High Life Highland (HLH) is seeking a highly creative and conscientious new colleague to work alongside the 0.6 FTE Visual Arts Programme Curator. The role will entail developing and delivering a changing programme of visual arts and craft exhibitions at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

Jointly and in close collaboration with the current Visual Arts Programme Curator, the job description includes (athough not exhaustive):

1. To curate and deliver an appropriate year-round, wide-ranging programme of temporary art exhibitions, including contemporary and historic art, craft and museum collection themed, at IMAG. This will include curation in-house, in partnership with other institutions (including National Galleries of Scotland and National Museums Scotland) and hire-in of exhibitions.

2. To develop and deliver events and activities to accompany the exhibitions programme, which provide opportunities for proactive engagement with the museum.

3. To lead the production of exhibition interpretation, presentation and educational materials, including exhibition catalogues and digital interpretation.

6. In collaboration with colleagues at IMAG and within the corporate Marketing team, promote the exhibitions, including the production of media releases and copy for other promotional platforms.

7. To manage the Highland Collection of artworks.

8. To be responsible for the care, insurance and security of artworks, including high-value items from national collection, whilst in the care of the Exhibitions Unit and either in transit or at High Life Highland-run venues.

9. Fundraise for exhibitions programme, including making funding applications and managing claims, evaluation etc.

10. To manage the Highland and Moray Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) small grant scheme, in partnership with Creative Scotland.

11. Line-management of the Visual Arts Assistants and freelance contractors, periodically engaged.

12. To maintain and develop relationships with other arts organisations and institutions, locally and nationally, and to seek to establish new ones.

13. To comply with policies and standards of HLH, hire conditions and any legal requirements such as Health & Safety legislation.

To apply please click on “View Website” and visit High Life Highland’s recruitment page.
For informal enquiries, please contact Cathy Shankland on 01349 781 735 or

Application Deadline: Sunday 26/11/2023