Paid Opportunity: ArtLess Curatorial Internship – Deadline Friday 13th May 2016

The School of Arts invites applications for a curatorial internship to work with the ArtLess Project in collaboration with the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and Bury Museum of Art (Manchester) during the Summer Term 2016.

The ArtLess Group was established in 2014 to develop creative, entrepreneurial and project possibilities for PhD students across the Arts, and secured AHRC funding for the Arts of Experiment Project, to translate research into potential exhibitions on the international market. Working with partners at Bury Museum of Art (Manchester), students gained skills and experience in curatorial practice and international touring exhibition development. Among the outcomes was a programme of events on the ‘Arts of Experiment’, and a virtual exhibition on Angels and Avatars, which is being curated by Grace Halden and Daniel O’Donnell Smith.

Click here for further details on the ArtLess Group, and here for its curatorial experiments.

This internship will develop a strand of the ArtLess project, working in close collaboration with partners and the ArtLess group on an international touring exhibition project about fairies in nineteenth-century art.

We are looking for PhD students with an interest in curatorial practice and research specialism in nineteenth-century studies is an advantage.

The intern will be involved in:

  • Translation of research into curatorial practice
  • Development of an exhibition proposal
  • Networking and Liaising between the School of Arts, museums, and other non-HE partners
  • Pitching of an international touring exhibition
  • Organization and marketing in the curatorial sector
  • Public engagement

Remuneration: £15.26 per hour for a maximum of 110 hours to be completed by end July 2016.

Application procedure:

Please submit a full CV, the name of an academic referee, and a cover letter outlining a) your area of research, b) how the placement would benefit your academic study and c) how it will develop your career skills.

Please submit your application to with the subject line: ARTLESS CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP, by Friday 13 May

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Luisa Calè (


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