|£22,681 to £25,138 per annum
|4th December 2023
|3rd January 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an early career art historian at the Ashmolean Museum. It is generously funded by the Rick Mather David Scrase Foundation, which strives to support recent graduates who are keen to pursue a career in museums. This internship will be based in the Department of Western Art, which is internationally renowned for our paintings, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts from about the 1200s to the present day, shown across 23 galleries with the graphic arts kept in our welcoming Print Room.
You will have recently graduated in History of Art or a similar subject, with an interest in works on paper. You will digitise part of the prints and drawings collection bequeathed by the great British antiquarian and museum curator Francis Douce (1757–1834) as well as participate in broader curatorial work across the department. Only limited parts of the Douce Collection have been digitised so far. You will work directly from the prints and drawings, involving lifting and moving of the boxes and you will play an invaluable part in making an important part of our collection accessible online.
This role involves lifting, carrying, and moving objects (with or without adaptations) which on occasion may be heavy. All necessary health and safety training will be provided.
Curatorial training is a key part of this role, and you will collaborate with curators and colleagues in Western Art and across the Museum. Reporting to the Curator of Northern European Art, you will be a core member of a friendly team in a Museum that is committed to equality and values diversity.
This is a full-time, fixed-term role, working 36.5 hours per week for 18 months.
Please do let us know if you require any more information. Many thanks for your assistance in advance.
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