Job Opportunities!

April 15 2018

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Picture: Scottish National Galleries

The National Gallery is looking for a Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings. The salary is £26k-£32k. Closing date 25th April. More here.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is looking for a new curator, with a salary of £22k-£24k. For that, you'll need at least a degree, and preferably a masters, as well as specialist knowledge in the field, and some museum experience. It's yet another example of low curatorial pay in the UK. The job specification for the SNPG post comes complete with a 'Department Structure' diagram (above), which reveals that there are a lot of chiefs, and not many actual curators. There are in fact two chief curators, which is somewhat confusing, and above the existing director of the SNPG itself is another director, a newly appointed 'Director of Collections'. He in turn of course sits below the overall director of the Scottish National Galleries, Sir John Leighton. Perhaps there would be more money to pay the actual curators if the management of the Scottish National Galleries wasn't so top heavy. (More on the management stramash in Edinburgh here.) 

Update - a reader writes:

We pay our clearner more per hour than the SNPG pays its curators.

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