Assistant Curator, Cross-Collections (Maternity Cover), National Portrait Gallery

  • 6th July 2020
  • London
  • Part time
  • Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)
  • museums, Other, galleries


Assistant Curator, Cross-Collections (Maternity Cover)

Part time, 24 hours (3 days) per week

£15,852 per annum i.e. pro-rated to the full time equivalent of £26,420 per annum

Fixed term until 3 May 2021

The National Portrait Gallery is recruiting an Assistant Curator, Cross-Collections. Reporting to the Curator, Missing Narratives on Women and in consultation with both the Tudor to Regency and Victorian to Contemporary teams, the post holder will support the redisplay of the permanent Collection by highlighting images of women and their stories, as well as those of women artists.

This is an opportunity for the post holder to focus on representation of women in portraiture, and to conduct archival research and cataloguing at the Gallery. The research will lead to the identification of gaps in the Collection as well as the discovery of hidden portraits and stories to be revealed as part of Inspiring People in the re-display and in publications as well as within electronic resources that will be accessible to all.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their interest in British art, history and portraiture through their work, with a particular interest in women. They will need to have a degree in Art History and ideally a postgraduate degree in Art History or Museum Studies, or demonstrable equivalent experience. The successful candidate will have previously worked in a Museum or Gallery setting.

To succeed in this role, you will need be an excellent organiser, with the ability to manage a number of tasks simultaneously. You will need to have a confident, professional and measured approach to work and have the ability to work flexibly and meticulously under pressure. It is vital that the post holder has strong communication skills, both written and verbally with experience of drafting minutes and correspondence. They will need to be able to convey key information clearly, accurately and succinctly.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found below.

Closing date for submitted applications is 9am on Monday 6 July 2020. Interviews will take place on 15 July 2020. Please indicate on your form if you will be unavailable.