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Curator, BL Early Modern Collections

JOB: Curator, Early Modern Collections at the British Library, London.

The British Library is recruiting for a Curator of Early Modern Collections. This is a full time, fixed term position, for six months. Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here.

As Curator of Early Modern Collections, you will assist lead curators in the Department of Western Heritage Collections with preparations for an exhibition on 16th-century British History to be held at the British Library in 2020–21. You will also use your specialist knowledge to catalogue early modern manuscripts and will help to interpret and present the Library’s early modern collections through online resources and engagement with academic and general users.

With a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in 16th-century British history, you will have research experience using early modern manuscripts and printed books and a personal area of expertise relevant to the British Library’s collection. Strong palaeographical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to promote the collections to a wide range of audiences are essential.

The deadline for applications is 11 July 2017. And interviews will be held on 20 July 2017.

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Special Collections Manager, Manchester

JOB: Special Collections Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester. Grade 8 (£33,943 to £39,324). Permanent, full time. Ref: T2-80325835-02.

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a new vision for excellence. Its ambition is simple: to be the best modern university in the sector, where students and staff alike are equipped with every resource to excel. Library Services is at the heart of academic life. We have a strong culture of continuous improvement and we are passionate about providing the best customer service.

We care about delivering sector-leading services, developing partnerships, and providing outstanding levels of support to eight Faculties and 37,000 students. We are proud of our highly skilled, collaborative team and of our unique resources, including the award winning North West Film Archive and Special Collections, which enable us to support our customers in their learning, teaching, scholarships and research.

As a University Museum, MMU Special Collections is a primary resource for Manchester Metropolitan University, the North-West region and beyond. Since 2005, MMU Special Collections has had Accredited Museum status in recognition of its unique collections and associated staff and services. The Collections include fine and decorative arts, historic and modern books, Victorian greetings cards and ephemera, posters and artists’ papers. Access to the collections and exhibitions is free and open to all.

We are seeking an experienced, proactive and motivated professional to fill this exciting new post. Reporting to the relevant Library Services Manager, the Special Collections Manager will play a leading role in the management and development of the Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will provide senior support to develop and deliver strategic improvements to the service and to monitor and evaluate the success of those improvements. The role will involve developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies to increase income and support Special Collections activities and future development.
Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to communicate a vision for developing collections and activities to both the Special Collections team and the wider University. You will also be able to translate that vision into action. With extensive experience in special collections, art galleries or museums, you will ensure that the collections make a significant contribution to teaching, research, and engagement with the wider community. You will have demonstrated the ability to manage significant projects, develop relationships with donors and secure external funding. The candidate must be educated to degree level.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a diverse environment where everybody is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We welcome applications from all potential candidates.

Advert closing date: 9 June 2017.

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Associate Lecturers, University of St Andrews

JOB: Associate Lecturers (2 posts – temporary), University of St Andrews, School of Art History. Salary: £32,004 per annum pro rata. Ref: AO1495AC.

We wish to appoint two temporary Associate Lecturers within the School of Art History. We seek motivated colleagues committed to the delivery of high quality teaching within any area of art or architectural history before c. 1800. We may consider candidates whose specialisms lie after 1800, but are nevertheless willing to lecture first-year students on topics in the period c. 1200-1800. Effective communication skills are essential.

The successful candidates will be able to deliver research-led teaching at honours level (involving third- and fourth-year students), while also making accessible contributions to our first-year (AH1001, AH1003) lecture programme and running seminars for team-taught MLitt. modules.

These colleagues will also be required to undertake minor administrative tasks, and to sit on committees and working groups, both within the School and as representatives of Art History in the University broadly.

Closing Date: 5 June 2017. Start Date: 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term, 1 September 2017 – 30 June 2018

Source: H-NetJob

Six Authors for the National Gallery, London

JOBS: Authors (Collection Information project), The National Gallery, London. Fixed Term Full-Time. Salary: £25867 – £32410. Job ref: 1494.

Can you write engagingly about paintings to a strict word-count and in a limited time?

If so, the National Gallery is seeking six authors to research and write short and long descriptions of its paintings, and short accounts of people related to the paintings, as part of a major project to improve the Gallery`s digital information.

We are looking for people with a postgraduate degree in the history of art, or technical art history, with a focus on one or more aspects of European painting c.1200-c.1900; a reading knowledge of at least one European language; and a proven ability to quickly research and summarise art-historical information, writing concisely, accurately, and grammatically in English for a non-specialist readership.

Appointments will take into account the balance of geographical, chronological and technical expertise across all six post holders.

Please note these six fixed-term posts are each for a period of 18 months.

Closing date: 19 June 2017. Interview date: 24th July – 4th August.

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Art Curator at the Pembroke College, Oxford

JOB: Art Curator at the Pembroke College, Oxford.

After a successful three-year stint, Pembroke College’s first Curator of Art is leaving to take up an academic post. The College is now seeking to appoint a new part-time (12 hours per week) professional curator for its art collections and new, purpose-built Art Gallery from 1st September 2017. The role will involve both curatorial and conservation responsibilities, including the organisation of temporary exhibitions.

Contract duration: a one-year contract of employment will be established with the College in the first instance, but funding is available to permit renewal for further years.

Contact: Jane Richmond.

Closing date: 5 June 2017.

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Job: Director of The Warburg Institute

JOB: Director of The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Employment Type: 5 year appointment. Hours Per week: 35 hours per week. Salary: Starting from £87,000 per annum. Job Reference: 00798.

The Warburg Institute possesses the most important library in the world dedicated to the afterlife of the classical tradition. It has a worldwide reputation for research and teaching in art history, medieval and renaissance studies, the classical tradition, and Arabic, medieval and renaissance philosophy.

The Institute is located within the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The School of Advanced Study is a unique institution in UK higher education. Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London.

It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, learned societies and government agencies.

A new Director for the Warburg Institute is sought to provide intellectual leadership, contribute to the vision of the Institute and sustain and develop the academic programme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful academic, intellectual, and managerial leadership and of securing external research funding.

The successful candidate will be an effective advocate on behalf of the Warburg and will bring fundraising experience. They will be a scholar of international standing in an area of study relevant to the Institute. A secondment will be considered.

Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

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Research Librarian for Special Collections

JOB: Research Librarian for Special Collections / Department of Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Under the supervision of the Public Services Coordinator in the Department of Special Collections, the Research Services Librarian will provide expert research support for students, faculty, and the general public. This position is also responsible for broadening awareness of Special Collections through robust outreach activities on campus and beyond.

The Research Services Librarian will find innovative ways to integrate rare books, manuscripts, and other primary sources into the classroom by planning and leading instruction sessions and class visits. In addition to these primary duties, this position will have responsibilities for maintaining the Special Collections web presence, including the department website and social media, and serving as the primary liaison to the UW Digital Collections Center.

Deadline to apply: 23 May 2017. All applications must be submitted online.

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New Job at Les Enluminures in Paris

JOB: Les Enluminures (Paris), sales and administration, art history background required (medieval manuscripts preferred), bilingual (French and English), must be able to work in France, salary dependent on experience. Liaison with New York and Chicago (and London) locations. Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position

Exceptional and rare opportunity to join the team of an international art gallery exhibiting in the most prestigious art and book fairs worldwide and with locations and/ or staff in Paris, Chicago, New York, London, and Boston.

Main Responsibilities:
– EU client development and follow up
– Liaise and be a point of contact for clients in Europe, particularly in Paris
– Organization of European fairs (Tefaf, Frieze Master, Masterpiece)
– Follow all EU auctions
– Press representative for the gallery (write press releases, contact and follow up)
– Miscellaneous administration

– Strong commercial presence
– Some experience in the art world, including in sales
– Background in Medieval and Renaissance art history preferred
– Languages required: English and French bilingual, others preferable
– Skills required: PC platforms, MS Office Suite, Photoshop
– Self-starter, multi-tasker, well-organized.

Send letter of application and CV to office@lesenluminures.com.

Starting date: asap.

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Internship in MS Department, British Library


JOB: Internship in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, The British Library, London. Hours: Full time (36 hours per week over 5 days) for 6 months. Salary: £9.75 per hour.

Thanks to external funding, the British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department, for doctoral and post-doctoral students in History, Art History, Medieval Language or Literature or another relevant subject.

The focus of the internship will be to enhance our Explore Archives and Manuscripts online catalogue, by creating or enriching catalogue entries for medieval manuscripts and publicising them in blog posts and other interpretative material. The intern will assist curators working on The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200.

This may involve writing or researching short descriptions of manuscripts and groups of manuscripts. The intern will be involved in others aspects of the work of the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section, including responding to enquiries and providing talks for students and visitors, thereby gaining insight into various curatorial duties and aspects of collection care.

During the internship at the British Library, the intern will enjoy privileged access to printed and manuscript research material, and will work alongside specialists with wide-ranging and varied expertise.

This internship is designed to provide an opportunity for the intern to develop research skills and expertise in medieval history and manuscripts, and in presenting manuscripts to a range of audiences. Previous interns have given feedback that they felt a valued member of the team, gained professional confidence and developed their career by carrying out a ‘real’ job with specific duties.

The programme is only open to students who are engaged actively in research towards, or have recently completed a PhD in a subject area relevant to the study of medieval manuscripts and who have a right to work in the UK full time.

Applicants are asked to include answers to the following questions within their Supporting Statement:
1. Please give examples of your experience in cataloguing medieval manuscripts.
2. Please provide examples of your experience in writing about your research or about manuscripts for a general audience.
The selection process may include questions about the date and origin of a particular manuscript to be shown at the interview.

Closing Date: 1 May 2017. Interviews will be held on 19 May. The internship will start in July 2017.

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Lecturer in Art History at St Andrews University

JOB: Lecturer in Art History, University of St Andrews, School of Art History. Hours: Full time. Salary: £39,324 to £48,327 per annum. Contract Type: Permanent. Job Ref: AC2042AC.

We wish to appoint a Lecturer (Pre 1750) within the School of Art History. You will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in art or architectural history or a related field and a commitment to delivering high quality teaching within the field of art history (broadly defined).

The successful candidates will be expected to have a range of interests, to be active in research publication that strengthens or complements those in the School and to be capable of teaching the subject to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a cognate discipline. Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. You should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other sources.

Informal enquiries can be directed by email to Julian Luxford, Head of the School of Art History.

Deadline: 24 April 2017. Start Date: As soon as possible.

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Research Assistant Position @ the Warburg

JOB: Research Assistant Position as part of the BIAS (Body & Image in Arts & Sciences) Project, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Fixed Term (35 hours per week). Salary: £29,783 to £31,406 per annum. Job Reference: 00755.

The main aim of the Research Assistant post is to assist in the timely development of the research conducted as part of the BIAS Project. You will undertake research including data collection and analysis and lab management and will contribute to the organisation of dissemination activities (e.g. workshop and seminars) and overall assistance to the activities of the BIAS team.

The BIAS project aims at addressing timely research questions at the intersection of sciences and humanities with a particular focus on the biological mechanisms and cultural factors that shape our relations to other people in a culture powered by images. The research aims will be addressed by a range of research activities, including experimental work, seminars, workshops, conferences, and, involving a network of international research partners in humanities, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

The ideal candidate must have academic qualifications (BSc, MSc in Psychology and/or Cognitive Neuroscience). He/she will have access to a newly-formed psychophysiology laboratory at the Warburg Institute, and will assist mainly with participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis and preparation of scientific publications, presentations and the digital dissemination of the key findings and activities.

To apply for this role, please submit, in one document, your CV and Covering letter where you explain how your research experience to date meets the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday, 5 April and Thursday, 6 April 2017 and candidates are recommended to have availability. The post will start on 1st May 2017 or soon thereafter.

Closing Date : 26 March 2017.

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Early Career Lecturer in Medieval Art, London

JOB: Early Career Lecturer in Medieval Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, fixed-term; 3 years from 1 September 2017. Reference: 121. Salary: £35,798 pa.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings; it is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint an Early Career Lecturer to support and deliver teaching in the Department of Art History.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant field of art history, and will be expected to deliver 3.5 units of teaching (approximately 8 hours per week; a full teaching load as defined at The Courtauld).

The Courtauld will support you over the first two years to undertake the necessary training to qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Closing Date: 13 March 2017. Interview Date: 29 March 2017.

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