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Photo credit: Trustees of the British Museum


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We consider applications on an individual basis, assessing the requirements of the role against the experience and skills demonstrated by each applicant. In your application, please ensure that you outline how you meet the criteria detailed in the Person Specification contained within the Candidate Pack. This will help us get a good understanding of your skills and experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role.

To apply for a role follow the link and submit your:

  • Application Form
  • Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

If you are shortlisted, you’ll hear from us within a couple of weeks of the closing date. You will be given full details as to the date, time, location and structure of the interview, and who you’ll be meeting on the day, so you know what to expect.

Due to the volume of applicants we are unable to provide feedback at application stage.

Since 2022 we have been working with diversity and inclusion consultants who are leading a programme of change that involves staff and leadership at all levels of the organisation and will be sustained for the foreseeable future. We are committed to equity and inclusion because these values are right and just. We look forward to receiving applications from all and particularly those from under-represented groups as we embark on the next chapter of our history.

All candidate data will be treated in line with the our Privacy Policy.

The Contemporary Art Society has been a pioneering force in contemporary art since 1910. It offers artists space to share politically, socially and culturally relevant ideas. This extends to our working family, and we value the diversity of all our staff and the enrichment this brings to our work. As an organisation with a national remit, we recognise our responsibility not only to be actively diverse in all aspects of our own activity, but to promote and encourage action through our networks across the country. We are committed to an inclusive and supportive environment for all who come to work with us.


The Contemporary Art Society is one of the world’s leading art charities based in Central Street. Our work impacts museums across the UK. Because of this, working here might also mean working across the sites of our museum members.

Our hours are 9.30 - 17.30 and we adopt a flexible hybrid work culture. We ask that all teams come into office at least two days a week.

We are proud that the Contemporary Art Society has been a charity driving forward the best in contemporary art since 1910.

Curatorial Trainee

The Curatorial Trainee role is a one-year, part time role, always recruited through Creative Access. The role is remunerated at London Living Wage. This role is our proactive initiative to give more opportunities to under-represented groups to start a career in the creative industries.

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