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Job Opportunity: 6 opportunities for authors at the National Gallery

Posted 26 May 2017

Can you write engagingly about paintings to a strict word-count and in a limited time?

If so, the National Gallery seeks six authors to research and write descriptions of its paintings, and of people related to the paintings, as part of a major project to improve the Gallery’s digital information.

We are looking for people with a postgraduate degree in the history of art, or technical art history, with a focus on one or more aspects of European painting c.1200-c.1900; a reading knowledge of at least one European language; and a proven ability to quickly research and summarise art-historical information, writing concisely, accurately, and grammatically in English for a non-specialist readership.

Appointments will take into account the balance of geographical, chronological and technical expertise across all six post holders.

Post: Authors (Collection Information project)
Location: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2R 5DN, UK
Job ref: 1494
Department: Curatorial
Salary: £25,867 - £32,410
Type: Fixed Term Full-Time
Dates: 1 November 2017 - 31 May 2019
Closing date: 16 June 2017
Interview date: 24 July - 4 August 2017

Furthe details can be found here:

Contact details for further information:
HR Department
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7747 5909


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Job Opportunity: Professor of the History of Art, Science & Folk Practice, the Warburg Institute

Posted 19 May 2017

The Warburg Institute has been awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a chair in the history of art, science and folk practice and an associated post-doctoral research position.

The Institute is seeking an historian of science, an historian of art, or an anthropologist who, ideally, combines work in the areas of the history of art and images, the history of science, and both historical and present folk practices.

The Warburg Institute is a part of the University of London. Applications close midnight, Tuesday 30 May 2017. Interviews will take place on the afternoon of 4 July 2017.

To find out more and to apply, please visit the University of London jobs page.


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Job Opportunity: National Outreach Curator – Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I Project

Posted 17 May 2017

Royal Museums Greenwich are looking for someone to develop and deliver a national outreach programme to engage and inspire young people from all backgrounds with 

£30,000 - £37,000 pro rata
Three days per week
Three-year fixed term contract
Based in London

Following a £7.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant and thousands of public donations, Royal Museums Greenwich was able to save the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I for the nation. Returning to the Queens House in August 2017, this spectacular image is an outstanding historical document, summarising the hopes and aspirations of the state at a watershed moment in history.

But we want to ensure that fascinating stories behind the Armada Portrait reach far beyond the doors of the Museum. We want to engage and inspire young people from all backgrounds with those stories and their relevance to life growing up in the 21st Century.

That, in essence, is your challenge as you work closely with the curatorial team, schools and partner organisations to develop and deliver a national outreach programme. And while you will clearly need to be innovative and imaginative in your approach, this schools programme must also be grounded in academic rigour and focus on developing young people’s skills.

With experience of developing and delivering creative learning programmes for young people in a museum, heritage, art gallery or other cultural setting, you should have an Art History (or similar) degree and/or experience of working with fine or decorative art collections. The ability to work with multiple partners on collaborative projects is also important, along with excellent communication, project management and presentation skills.

Full details can be found here:

Closing date: 8 June 2017

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Job Opportunity: Conservation Studio Manager – Katherine Ara Ltd

Posted 11 May 2017

We are a private restoration and conservation studio based in central London, currently seeking a Studio Manager to head the daily running of a small, busy studio. The work undertaken at the studio is largely on important Old Master works of art, focussing on 16th and 17th century European easel paintings.

Job Profile:

Currently, there is one full-time and two part-time conservators working in the studio. We are looking for a bright, personable and well-organised individual to assist with the varied day-to-day tasks associated with managing the studio. The position will involve a variety of tasks, including general administration; art historical research; organising art handling, packing and shipping; editing condition and treatment reports; and carrying out digital photography and image post-processing.

Candidate Specification:

The applicant must be able to prioritise and manage their time effectively, with excellent spoken and written English and a very good telephone manner. The applicant should demonstrate the administrative, analytical and computer skills required to effectively run the studio. Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft Office are also essential, as well as good manual dexterity and scrupulous attention to detail.

For a full job description and details of how to apply, visit our website at

Deadline for application: 31st May 2017

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Job Opportunity: External Examiner BA (Hons) Fine Art Critical & Cultural Studies Levels 5 & 6

Posted 9 May 2017

The University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts is seeking an External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Fine Art, Critical & Cultural Studies modules at Levels 5 & 6, to start September 2017. Experience of teaching Fine Art students preferred.

The University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts is seeking an External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Fine Art, Critical & Cultural Studies modules at Levels 5 & 6, to start September 2017. Experience of teaching Fine Art students preferred.

The position involves scrutinising previously double-marked samples of written work from Level 5, and of the Level 6 Degree Essay, plus attending two examination boards and writing a report each academic year. The duration of the post is three years, with the option of an extra year (4 years maximum). Remuneration is c£550.00 p/a plus expenses.

External Examiner training will be provided by the University. It is a great opportunity to work with a lively programme team and encounter the rich and varied ideas and practices of our Fine Art students.

Contact details for further information:
Dr Pat Simpson, email:, tel: 01480 880351

Expressions of interest with CVs before the end of May 2017.


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Job Opportunity: Part-time teacher of History of Art

Posted 4 May 2017

The History of Art department at Stowe School, Buckingham is looking for someone to support our work with some part-time teaching to our Lower Sixth Students (Year 12) who are taking the Pre-U specification in History of Art.  

We have a super department with interested and purposeful students (and staff)! We are a large and successful department with large numbers going on to read the subject at degree level.

There is a wide range of extra curricular talks and visits.  We are looking for someone to teach about 8 hours a week.

You can download the details here: or contact Elizabeth Chubb, Head of History of Art, for further information: 

Deadline for application: 1 June 2017

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Job Opportunity: One-year, post-doctoral position for the 2017-2018 academic year

Posted 19 April 2017

DePauw University is seeking a one-year, post-doctoral position for the 2017-2018 academic year (Ph.D. defense completed by August 2017, but not prior to 2014).

The candidate should be a specialist in modern (20th century) or contemporary (post-civil rights) African-American and/or Latino/a/x American art, also able to teach a broad survey of American art in the 20th century. Ability to foster a diversity of perspectives in student work through inclusive pedagogies is essential. The position will come with a four course teaching load (two per semester), employment benefits, faculty development, presentation opportunities, and mentoring.

DePauw is a residential, undergraduate liberal arts college, at which commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting is essential. Visit Art and Art History Department.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio and should include: cover letter, CV, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, one-page summary of research program, graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, as well as to creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and on campus. Review of applications begins March 21, 2017, and continues until filled. 

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Job Opportunity: Resident Historian on board Viking Ocean Cruises

Posted 21 November 2016

A public enrichment figure on board Viking Ocean Cruises, delivering numerous high-level, historic, iconic presentations during a cruise.

- Delivering a weekly lecture during a six- to eight-week assignment on board one of Viking’s award-winning ocean ships. Presentation material and associated teaching notes will be provided by Viking. They will be destination related and cover historic events/periods/topics to provide guests with a broad understanding of the region.
- Holding 3-4 smaller roundtable-type gatherings on other related topics of your choice, to be agreed to in advance with Viking.
- Accompanying guests and supporting local guides on exclusive shore excursions.
- Hosting a table for guests at dinner during the cruise.


- Excellent and experienced public speaker able to deliver knowledgably, confidently and with passion.
- A master’s degree, preferably in History or Art History.
- Computer literate, including knowledge of PowerPoint.
- Dedicated, flexible team player, with a positive and approachable personality.
- Professional appearance / well groomed.
- Proactive in upholding Viking standards of excellence.
- Available to guests for questions, feedback and general inquiries.
- Excellent English language skills in both writing and speech; foreign language proficiency a plus.
- Able to be on board for up to 8 weeks at a time

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Continual process of recruitment.


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