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Reference number: SW-007550
  • Salary: £25,000 — £30,000
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Employer: Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Location: London SE21 7AD
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The Assistant Curator supports the care, research, display and interpretation of the Gallery’s collection of designated national importance. The post plays a critical role in achieving the Gallery’s vision: to be an inspirational cultural destination for everybody – unlocking fresh perspectives through the art of the past and present.

The Assistant Curator will be someone with a passion for Old Master paintings, who is invested in bringing new ideas to the field. They will be a team-player who is able to support others, whilst also developing exciting projects of their own. They will thrive in a varied and hands-on environment, where one day might be spent cleaning frames and the next might be researching in the library for a new display, or creating content for our social media channels.

Hours: Full-time; 37.5 hours per week (flexible and remote working available, but the ability to come to site on a Monday is essential)

Contract: Permanent (with a 3-month probationary period) 


  • To develop and support innovative curatorial projects (including rehangs, displays, exhibitions, publications and digital initiatives) in line with the Gallery’s vision and values
  • To support the care, conservation and documentation of the Gallery’s collection
  • To undertake research relating to the Gallery’s history, building and collection
  • To produce engaging content for the Gallery, including interpretation (in the Gallery and online), articles, blog posts and videos
  • To act as an advocate for the Gallery and its collection, both internally and externally
  • This list is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to take on other duties as
  • reasonably required by the Curator.


You will have:

  • An imaginative, creative and collaborative approach to the display of historic paintings
  • A degree in art history, or comparable experience, with specialist knowledge in an area
  • relating to the Gallery collection
  • Strong research skills, combined with the ability to share scholarly research with a broad
  • public
  • Knowledge of collections care/management, and a willingness to undertake routine
  • practical tasks to ensure the preservation of the Gallery collection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • A team-player, who also has the skill and initiative to develop and lead their own projects
  • A commitment to promoting diversity, inclusivity and accessibility within the context of a
  • historic collection

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a basic disclosure check.


To apply: Applications should be made by submitting a CV and covering letter.

Please email Andreia for further details.


Date posted: 30/11/2021

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