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Job: Assistant Curator, ESCALA and University Art Collections, University of Essex

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Assistant Curator (ESCALA and University Art Collections), Library Services
Job Reference: REQ02285
Application Closing Date: 11/02/2019
Location: Colchester
Employment Type: Permanent, Part-time
Salary: £26,243 – £29,515 per annum, pro rata

This is an exciting opportunity to assist with the management of a major art collection and contribute to the development of academic and research support services at the University of Essex. Library Services – in which the post is based – includes three campus libraries, the largest being the iconic Albert Sloman Library at the Colchester campus, with over 1m printed items, extensive special collections and examples of work by leading 20th century artists such as Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

In addition to promoting and conserving these artworks, the post holder will assist the recently appointed Curator with the operation of ESCALA, the University’s unique collection of Latin American art, with over 750 works dating largely from the 1960s to the present.

Duties of the Role
Based at ESCALA’s purpose-designed Teaching and Research space on the University’s Colchester campus, and working in the Albert Sloman Library as required, the post holder will work closely with the Curator in the management, care and promotion of ESCALA and the University’s other art collections; assisting with exhibitions, and planning and delivering Object Based Learning activities based on the collections and associated material.

Qualifications and Skills required
Educated to first degree level in art history or a relevant subject, ideally with a postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in art history, gallery studies or a related subject, and knowledge of the art of Latin America, the post holder will possess excellent communication, presentation, IT and organisational and planning skills.

Experience of handling artworks, using social media for promotional purposes and working within a gallery or museum environment is essential for this post.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Click here for the application website

Further detail: Assistant Curator (ESCALA and University Art Collections) job pack

GOYA PORTRAITS – THE NATIONAL GALLERY LONDON – LUNCHTIME TALKS

EXHIBITION EVENTS

GOYA THE PORTRAITS

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The National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Lunchtime Talks – Free, no booking
Courses – £14/£12 concession/£10 members

October-December 2015

1.00-1.45pm

OCTOBER

Francisco de Goya, The Duchess of Alba (detail), 1797. © Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of America, New York

Lunchtime talk
Thursday 29 October 
Goya & the Duchess of Alba
Marcus B. Burke
Senior Curator, Museum Department, The Hispanic Society of America, New York

NOVEMBER

Course (Sainsbury Wing Theatre)
Thursday 12 November

11am-1pm
Fashioning identity
Tutor: Aileen Ribeiro
£14/£12 concessions/£10 members
Professor Aileen Ribeiro of the Courtauld Institute of Art explores themes of costume and national identity in Spain, England and France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Altamira

Lunchtime talk
Monday 16 November
The Altamira Family, Goya and Portraiture
Xavier Salomon
Chief curator, The Frick Collection, New York

Study day
Saturday 21 November
11am-3.30pm
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Subversive portraits: Goya and his legacy
Speakers: Juliet Wilson Bareau, Emma Barker, Xavier Bray, Gill Perry and Yinka Shonibare
£25/£14 concessions/£10 members and OU students
Explore portraits by Goya and other artists in the context of Napoleonic Europe, and discover why Goya has been such a key figure for modern and contemporary artists from Manet to Jake and Dinos Chapman. Held in collaboration with the Open University.

Lunchtime talk
Monday 30 November
Public faces, private views: Goya’s letters and the problem of portraiture
Sarah Symmons
Visiting Fellow, University of Essex

DECEMBER

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Monday 7 December
Goya’s patron: Manuel Godoy
Isadora Rose-de Viejo

Monday 21 December
Painted Cloth: Goya and Dress
Jacqui Ansell