- Salary: £25,000 — £30,000
- Job Type: Full-time
- Employer: Dulwich Picture Gallery
- Location: London SE21 7AD
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.