18th Century Collections Curatorial Department Internship
The National Portrait Gallery is seeking to appoint an intern for six months with a proven interest in eighteenth-century portraiture to gain experience in general curatorial work and research across a number of projects. These include: public enquiries; research for a display on 16th-18th century drawings; research towards an academic study of portrait print collecting and extra-illustration in eighteenth-century Britain; and research support for the curators of an exhibition on Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. As a large part of the internship will involve research in libraries and archives in London, it would be an advantage to have completed an MA or be engaged in a programme of PhD study.
The intern will be supervised by the 18th Century Curator and Assistant Curator, 18th Century.
1 day (8 hours) per week for six months to be agreed with the curator.
Travel costs of up to five pounds (£5) per week can be claimed
Ideally we would like candidates to be available for a 6-month period.
Qualifications and Experience
- Good general knowledge of British art and or history and have a proven interest in the eighteenth century and a reasonable understanding of portraiture as a genre
- The internship would ideally suit those candidates who have completed an Art History or History MA or are engaged in a programme of PhD study who have an interest in pursuing museum work
Skills and Attributes
- Ideal candidates will need to have a flexible approach and be prepared to contribute to a number of different projects
- Candidates will also need to be able to demonstrate a careful approach and attention to detail
- Excellent written English is an essential requirement
Please send your CV and a covering letter either e-mailing: email@example.com or by writing to: Seraphina Coffman, Curatorial Office, National Portrait Gallery, 2 St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE.
Closing date for returned applications: 9.00am Monday, 16 January 2012.
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