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Head of Research and Learning, The Paul Mellon Centre


Are you committed to supporting and developing new ways of understanding British art history and culture? Do you have fresh ideas about how research on historic and contemporary art in Britain can have an impact and reach new audiences? Are you interested in fostering creative and collaborative communities of researchers, students and members of the public that will make a positive change to the ways in which British art is interpreted, taught and written about? Are you committed to the most rigorous and original kinds of scholarly research?

Following an internal review of roles and responsibilities, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art has created the new role of Head of Research and Learning to join the team at a time of transformation for the Centre and the arts sector more broadly. This is a senior position within the organisation, and the post-holder will also join the Centre’s Senior Leadership Team and contribute to our broader strategic development. The Centre runs an active research and learning programme that is known for its innovation, generosity and rigour. We are looking for a Head of Research and Learning to shape and direct the next phase in the Centre’s commitment to sharing knowledge about British art and its histories.

Working closely with the Centre’s leadership, you will help shape the strategic direction of the research and learning culture of the Paul Mellon Centre. Many of the Centre’s activities thrive through collaboration with external partners, nationally and internationally. This is a high-profile, public-facing role and we are seeking a professional and extremely capable person who is an excellent collaborator and communicator.

Further information, a job description and person specification, details of how to apply and supporting documents can be found at 

Queries about the post should be addressed to the Centre’s Director of Studies, Mark Hallett, at

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