Opportunity: Fellowship Mentor – decolonising portrait interpretation
Expected timescale of appointment: January to December 2021 inclusive; approx. 8 days’ work
Fee: £1,600, plus any related travel
Based in own office, meetings principally by conference call/phone
Application deadline: 12 noon, 30 November 2020
The Understanding British Portraits professional network (UBP network) wishes to appoint a Fellowship Mentor to work with two early career museum professionals throughout 2021. The Fellows will be designing and implementing defined projects engaging with their institutions’ portrait collections which actively apply and embed decolonising and anti-racism practice. The Mentor will guide and support the Fellows in their research, learning, and advocacy, and in realising tangible outputs. The Mentor and Fellows will be supported throughout by the Understanding British Portraits Network Steering Group and Researcher/Co-ordinator.
The Fellowship Mentor role would suit a freelance museum/heritage professional with current knowledge of museum decolonisation theory and practice, and experience of implementing decolonising/anti-racism practice within a museum/heritage environment. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as these groups are underrepresented within the museum and heritage sectors.
Download full details (PDF): Brief for Fellowship Mentor Nov 2020