CURATORIAL ASSISTANT – Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

Christ Church holds one of the most important private Old Master collections in the country and was, until recently, the only of the Oxford and Cambridge Colleges with a designated art gallery. One of the Fellows of Christ Church acts as Curator; with the curatorial and academic affairs and the day-to-day running of the gallery in the hands of a full-time Curator of the Picture Gallery.

The College is now offering a three year, fixed-term post of Curatorial Assistant to the Curator of the Picture Gallery. It is designed as a training post offering an entry to a career in museums and invites applications from suitably experienced candidates. The role offers an attractive on-the-job training with insights in all aspects of museum work.

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant (3 years fixed-term contract)

Division: Christ Church Picture Gallery

Reporting to:  Curator of the Picture Gallery

Salary:  £21,843 (per annum)

Christ Church Picture Gallery is a significant art gallery (around 6,000 objects, mainly Old Master paintings, drawings and prints) within one of Oxford’s largest colleges. It is open to the public and is an important resource for academic research. The small number of staff fulfils a wide range of duties within the gallery.

This fixed-term post has been designed as an early career development post, balancing clerical, practical and research work. The successful candidate will work closely with the Curator of the Picture Gallery and assist her in the day-to-day running of this prestigious gallery. Due to the apprenticeship nature of this post, the contract cannot be extended beyond the 3-year fixed term.

Applications with covering letter, C.V. and the names of two referees should be emailed to or sent to: Christ Church, Picture Gallery, Oxford, OX1 1DP

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Please note that there is no application form.

Closing date will be Friday the 1st September and interviews will take place on either Tuesday the 12th or Wednesday the 13th September 2017. Please note that we will only be able to contact candidates invited for interview. If you have not heard from us by mid-September you should assume that you have not been short-listed.

Christ Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.