Historic Royal Palaces Hire ‘Inclusion Curator’ to ‘Bring Inclusive Perspectives’ to All Sites

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Want your story to be taught with more “sensitivity”? The charity which runs Kensington Palace, the Tower of London and Hampton Court is recruiting an ‘inclusive curator’ to ‘bring inclusive perspectives’ to all venues

  • The successful candidate will be asked to connect sites to people of color
  • The workshops will give staff the “sensitivity and confidence” needed to address the stories
  • The post will pay £40,537, two years after royal palaces lost 85% of their income

The charity that runs the Tower of London hires an ‘inclusive curator’ to talk about history ‘with sensitivity and confidence’.

Historic Royal Palaces, a charity whose network includes the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House in Whitehall, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace, said the new recruit will teach history with more sensitivity and will bring “inclusive perspectives” to the site.

One of the first tasks will be to create internal publications and workshops for staff on people of color related to historic sites, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The workshops “will give colleagues the sensitivity and confidence to talk about these stories”, the bosses hope.

HRP had to secure a £40m emergency loan from the government during the pandemic as tourism evaporated.

Hampton Court Palace is pictured, managed by Historic Royal Palaces, has announced it is hiring an inclusive curator to teach history with more sensitivity and bring ‘inclusive perspectives’ to the site

A general view of Kensington Palace.  One of the first tasks will be to create internal publications and staff workshops on people of color related to historic sites.

A general view of Kensington Palace. One of the first tasks will be to create internal publications and staff workshops on people of color related to historic sites.

The job description reads: “At Historic Royal Palaces, we are committed to an inclusive approach in all our work at HRP, from storytelling to our audiences to the culture of the workforce in which we operate. , however, we are aware that this is an ongoing journey for our organism.

“The six palaces under our care bore witness to significant moments in our national history – moments that continue to shape the world around us today – but have also been the backdrop to daily life, in all its richness and complexity.

“We want everyone to be able to find meaning and relevance in their stories.

“We are looking for a new Curator for Inclusive History to bring inclusive perspectives to all of our research, particularly focusing on stories of people of color at court that had been excluded from mainstream narratives.”

The post will pay £40,537, two years after royal palaces lost 85% of their income due to the pandemic.

Venues were providing less than half the revenue they had before Covid-19, with palaces losing £96m after three months without tourists.

Work from Monday to Friday will be partly from home and partly on site at Hampton Court Palace.

White Tower is the centerpiece of the Tower of London complex.  The post will pay £40,537, two years after royal palaces lost 85% of their income due to the pandemic

White Tower is the centerpiece of the Tower of London complex. The post will pay £40,537, two years after royal palaces lost 85% of their income due to the pandemic

Kew Palace in Kew Gardens, London.  Venues were providing less than half the revenue they had before Covid-19, with palaces losing £96m after three months without tourists

Kew Palace in Kew Gardens, London. Venues were providing less than half the revenue they had before Covid-19, with palaces losing £96m after three months without tourists

A successful candidate will have post-graduate experience and experience in the cultural sector, while having successfully applied for research funding in the past is considered advantageous but not essential.

“Equally importantly, you’ll love the story, tell stories, and communicate your enthusiasm for the subject to a wide range of audiences,” the job description adds.

Applicants from all walks of life can apply, the listing says.

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