Part-time, 2 days (16 hours) per week
£10,252 per annum (£25,630 full-time equivalent)
Fixed-term for 3 months
The Gallery is currently looking for a Curatorial Research Assistant (Photographs) to provide effective research support to the Head of Photographs Collection for the exhibitionVictorian Giants: Cameron, Carroll, Rejlander and the Birth of Art Photography(working title), opening in 2018. The project also provides a good opportunity to work alongside curatorial staff in a national Collection and gain insight into the exhibition planning process. Training will be provided in the use of the Heinz Archive and Library and on the Gallery’s database systems, including basic coding to allow for work on the online database.
The successful candidate will hold a degree in Art or Art History, ideally with relevant specialisation in 19th century art and photography. Demonstrable experience conducting primary research in libraries and archives and a strong working knowledge of library databases and research methodology are also vital to this role, along with a strong art historical and historical knowledge of 19th century art and photography. The post holder must have effective oral and written communication skills, and be confident in sifting, analysing and conveying large volumes of information. Excellent organisational and administrative skills, along with meticulous attention to detail are also essential.