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Creative Practitioner: Pilkington’s Ceramic Collection

Salford Museum & Art Gallery are looking for freelance creative practitioners to deliver a range of workshops and activities to engage our audiences in our Pilkington’s ceramic collection. We are also looking for an artist/maker to develop an exclusive range of products inspired by the Pilkington’s collection. The work is funded and supported by Booth Charities as part of a wider project to interpret and promote the Pilkington’s Collection.

Applicants can apply for some, or all, of the 3 areas of work – please state clearly which elements you are interested in in your application. Successful applicants must hold their own public liability insurance and be able to comply with our safeguarding policy and procedures.

At Salford Community Leisure we aim to promote a culture where discrimination is eliminated by providing an environment of equal opportunities where everyone recognises the positive contribution a diverse workforce, community and membership can make.

The Pilkington’s Collection at Salford Museum & Art Gallery comprises of  a wide range of ceramic items as well as the company archive – more details can be found in the accompanying document. A selection is on permanent display at the museum and art gallery.

To apply please send a CV detailing your relevant experience along with a brief outline of your ideas. Please include a breakdown of budget in your ideas.

  • For applications for the workshops and activities strands please detail your experience of developing and delivering activities.
  • For applications for the merchandise project please include an estimate for price and quantities of products you have produced in the past, detailing wholesale price and RRP. Please include some information about your approach and examples of products you have developed for previous clients.

Please send this information to Amy Whitehead, Business Support Officer at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 November 2019
Interview date for successful applicants: Friday 6 December 2019