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Job Opportunity: Director, Chazen Museum of Art

Posted 17 March 2017

The director will shape the future direction of the Chazen Museum of Art and will be the guiding force in its philosophy, strategic planning, programming, and management. The director is expected to generate new initiatives, and to infuse the Chazen with vision, energy, and excitement. 

Chazen Museum of Art, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Interested candidates should visit the job listing at and follow the application instructions after clicking the “Apply Now” button. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. To ensure consideration, applications need to be received by April 26, 2017.

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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Renaissance Skin)

Posted 14 February 2017

The Department of History at King’s College London is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Wellcome Trust funded research project ‘Renaissance Skin’, led by Professor Evelyn Welch.

The 5-year grant studies the wide range of ways in which skin, both animal and human, was conceptualised and used in Europe between 1450 and 1700. The project team comprises three postdoctoral fellows and a project manager who supports Professor Welch in producing research outputs and organising project events and activities.

The project is European-wide and to assist Professor Welch in her work, the postdoctoral fellows will collectively provide linguistic competencies in either Latin, Spanish, Dutch or Portuguese or other languages, apart from French and Italian, which would be of particular benefit to the project’s objectives. In addition to supporting Professor Welch’s work, the Fellow will also undertake their own associated research. Applicants may specialise in any geographic area but should add competency to the research objectives of the project.

This post is expected to begin between June and September 2017. The selection process will include a panel interview, including a 10-minute presentation. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to supply two writing samples.

Details can be found here:

Contact details for further information: Dr Hannah Murphy (

Closing date for applications: 1st April 2017


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Job Opportunity: Freelance Client Contact Agent worldwide - Hampel Fine Art Auctions

Posted 24 November 2016

Hampel Fine Art Auctions are seeking a freelance client contact agent to start immediately or as soon as possible.

Your area of responsibility:
- calls on customer domestic and abroad
- consign art objects for sale in our auctions
- appraisals of art objects

- several year’s experience in an auction house
- very good knowledge of the art market
- confident in handling customers
- very good knowledge of foreign languages

We offer:
- attractive commission basis
- flexible time management
- long-term cooperation

Contact details for further information:
Ina Thöle, Telephone: 0049-89-28804-138

Deadline for application: 31.3.2017

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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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