Collections Database Officer, Art UK


Art UK wishes to appoint a full-time Collections Database Officer to assist in broadening the remit of the site to include drawings, watercolours and prints. The appointed Officer will work closely with a range of public art collections across the UK, from collections in national and regional museums to universities and town councils. The Collections Database Officer’s aim will be to add many thousands of works on paper to sit online alongside 200,000 plus oil paintings, and eventually 170,000 sculptures.

An effective communicator, the Officer will respond to collection requests to upload works. They will also seek out interesting British art to upload to Art UK, with help from colleagues. This may include country house collections not already on the site and other important holdings. The appointed Officer will have a sharp attention to detail, a strong interest in UK art collections, and will be technically adept and quick to learn new processes. They will play a key role in growing and quality-assuring art records within Art UK’s bespoke database. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark within an ambitious project and be an Art UK ambassador to a wide network of public art collections.

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Please send CV and covering letter to by 9am on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Interviews will be held in London on Wednesday 16th May, and the interview will include a short test. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.