Role: Student Social Curators

For Student Event: Wonders of the Natural World Student Social, Saturday 9th November, 7-10pm.

Would you like to co-curate ‘Wonders of the Natural World’ a late night opening at Manchester Museum for students with live amphibians, music, workshops and natural world wonders to celebrate the re-opening of the vivarium? I am looking to work with 10 students on this project.

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Planning and Programming the Student Social

As a creative and engaging platform to animate the new vivarium and Nature’s Library, students will coordinate and programme a late night event for students at Manchester Museum. Students will programme/commission the music that is played (bands/djs), workshops, a tour of the gallery, all in response to the theme, Wonders of the Natural World.

Time commitment: Meet on Wednesday 16th October and then meet every week (Wednesday afternoon, 2-3pm) leading up to the event for approx one hour. On Saturday 10th November, students will need to be at the gallery from 5pm to set up the event. Outside of these meetings, idea generation, research and project coordination will be done via email/Facebook Group.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email: with the following information by Monday 14th October, 5pm:

* What course you are studying.
* Why you would value this opportunity (50 words approx)
* That you will be able to attend the first meeting on Wednesday 16th October, 2-3pm at Manchester Museum.

Background Information: The Student Social

The Student Social is part of Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery’s student-led programme and has run since 2010.

The Student Social is a student-curated programme of exhibition premieres, which acts as a platform for student talent, creativity and participation.

The Student Social provides a platform for students from different disciplines and universities to chat and network, engage with the exhibitions, socialise, take part in quirky social activities and participate in the cultural life of the city/the Manchester Museum.

This opportunity will enable students to gain professional insight and experience into working with and in a museum, learning through process and collaboration and contribute to the student experience at Manchester Museum and therefore impacting upon the student experience at University of Manchester.


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