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The National Gallery

Archived: Dorset Curatorial Fellow – Modern and Contemporary Projects

36 months FTC


This post is a thirty-six-month traineeship, designed to introduce an applicant with a relevant background in international Modern and Contemporary Art to the responsibilities of curatorship in a national museum collection.


Dorset Curatorial Fellow – Modern and Contemporary Projects will gain professional experience and knowledge through involvement in a range of curatorial practices concerning the research and delivery of the National Gallery’s Modern and Contemporary Programme and the Gallery’s related bicentenary projects.


Assisting with the display, research, and interpretation of the National Gallery’s collection through Modern and Contemporary Projects:

  • The Dorset Curatorial Fellow – Modern and Contemporary Projects will provide support to the Curator and Associate Curators of Post-1800 and the Curators and Associate Curators of Modern & Contemporary Projects
  • Reporting to the Associate Curator for Modern and Contemporary Projects, the postholder will be assigned to the Modern and Contemporary curatorial team. They will receive training in the research, development, delivery, and interpretation of projects within the gallery
  • Part of their time will be dedicated to their responsibility for assisting with the Artist in Residence and Contemporary Fellowship programmes, including the management of their juries, and acting as central liaison for artists in post
  • Part of their time will be dedicated to assisting the post-1800 team in researching, developing, and implementing exhibitions c. post-1880 as well as caring for and interpreting the collection c. post-1880
  • The post holder will receive training in and assist with researching and curating exhibitions and commissions, with the curatorial delivery of public programmes, with liaising with contemporary artists, dealing with public enquiries and with the internal communication of information about the Modern and Contemporary programme
  • The post holder will liaise with an essential range of museum departments, including Art Handling, Framing, Conservation, Scientific, Communications, Exhibitions, Development, and Learning, as well as work with national and international programme partners
  • The post holder will assist with the planning, co-ordination and delivery of supporter events connected to the programme whenever artists are involved

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Closing date: 30/04/2023