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Caribbean Garden Heritage Project Curator

Reporting to
Head of Learning

Purpose of job
To manage and curate the Garden Museum’s National Lottery Heritage Fund funded Caribbean garden and horticultural heritage project.

The Project

The Garden Museum has been awarded a grant for the first project to explore and celebrate the horticultural heritage of the Windrush generation in south London.

You will be the Project Curator working to capture the stories of twelve individuals, with an exhibition, and through oral histories and heritage material to be placed in our archive and added to the displays in our galleries of British garden history.  To record these stories you will be leading a team of London sixth formers, a photographer and an oral historian.

You will be joining a Garden Museum team which is experienced in exhibitions, public programmes and learning, but will be bringing insights and perspectives which are new to us. The exhibition and events programme will open in September 2020 but will make a permanent change to the stories told by the Museum.

We are seeking an individual who combines experience in learning, exhibitions and oral history with personal experience or understanding of Caribbean culture and history.


To apply, please email recruitment@gardenmuseum.org.uk with your CV by 10am on Monday 24th February 2020. Please add a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining your reasons for applying for this position. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 2nd March 2020.

The Garden Museum is a registered charity and pursues a policy of equal opportunities.  The Garden Museum values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.  We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds, and all applications are judged on merit.


  • Apply by: 24/02/2020
  • Part time
  • April - December 2020
  • £30,000 pro rata (£14,100 April-December)
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