Assistant Curator (Prince Albert Project)
It's knowing that you might uncover a unique snapshot of history
It’s working as one team to deliver impressive projects. And it’s the satisfaction of presenting, and promoting, one of the world’s greatest and most diverse art collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.
Royal Collection Trust is embarking on a major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert. The Collection, formed of prints and early photographs, is an indispensable resource for the study of the many works collected and commissioned by Prince Albert.
As part of our Photographs team, you'll research this relatively unexplored area of the Royal Collection, uncovering fascinating stories and bringing them alive through catalogues, presentations and new resources.
Developing your own expertise, as well as the teams' knowledge, you'll also share your discoveries with a wider audience through presentation and interpretation.
At the same time, you'll make sure the photograph collection has proper custodial control, and will edit and update existing online records, ensuring they are accessible and easy to navigate.
Drawing on expertise from teams across Royal Collection Trust, collaboration will be part of your daily routine and will be key to your success.
But, above all, your passion for stewardship and interpretation will help to preserve the photographic heritage of this unique collection.
With a relevant degree and a clear interest in and knowledge of art history and photography, particularly of 19th century works, you’ll be an asset to our team.
You'll have experience cataloguing early photographs, and a working knowledge of relevant cataloguing practices and the challenges of working with a historic collection.
With an eye for detail and good command of relevant IT programs (including cultural heritage cataloguing systems), you'll be confident presenting works through online platforms and digitising the collection for future generations.
Familiar with early photographic technology, you also have an excellent understanding of the preservation and conservation issues that relate to photographic prints and negatives.
Being methodical with strong administration skills, you'll be able to plan and deliver large scale projects, self-motivated, you'll also be comfortable working independently to achieve consistently high standards.
As an excellent communicator with a proactive approach, you'll enjoy collaborating with team members and colleagues who are specialists in their own field.
And, perhaps above all, you’re eager to immerse yourself in the unique learning opportunities that the collection presents.
This vacancy is closed to applications.