Vacancy: Curator, Photography – University of St Andrews

This is an exciting time to join the Libraries and Museums team as Curator, Photography. We recently acquired a major photographic archive of Document Scotland photojournalist, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, and have just launched a showcase of our James Valentine Photographic Collection at the V&A Dundee. In 2021 we opened the new Wardlaw Museum after a major capital project to extend and completely redisplay it, including the creation of a new temporary exhibitions space. We are in the process of redesigning our research and teaching support services and continue to expand our digitisation and online engagement with the collections.

With a degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent knowledge of photography, photographic processes and collections management, the successful candidate will have a combination of curatorial and project management experience, interpretative skill, and ideally some experience in Higher Education contexts. Working alongside specialist collections and curatorial staff, as well as staff in the Experience and Engagement team, the postholder will join an active and ambitious Libraries and Museums unit at an exciting moment of change and renewal.

Vacancy Description
Libraries and Museums Salary: £34,304 – £40,927 per annum Start date: as soon as possible

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Jessica Burdge, email: or Dr Catriona McAra, email:

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

Closing Date: 5 August 2022

Interview Date: 31 August 2022

Please quote ref: AD3938SB

Further Particulars: AD3938SB FPs.doc