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Job: Collection and Research Assistant

COLLECTION AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT: PRINT ROOM, LIBRARY & ARCHIVE (BAND 7) FULL-TIME, FIXED-TERM - 3 YEARS The NGS Research Resources comprise three study facilities across the Edinburgh sites: The Library and Print . The main function of this post is to support the provision of access to the facilities at Modern Two. To this end, the post incorporates a degree of flexibility, but with public access at its core. The post-holder will split their time between the Prints and Drawings Study Room and the Reading Room, and we welcome applications from candidates with a broad knowledge of and interest in the history of art. The Works on Paper Collection at Modern Two covers a broad range of graphic art from the early Renaissance to the present day. The Collection brings together over 50,000 works on paper, including 38 watercolours by J.M.W. Turner, bequeathed to the gallery by Henry Vaughan in 1900. Other highlights of the historic Scottish and European collections include drawings by Blake, Gainsborough, Leonardo, Poussin, Ramsay, Raphael, Rubens, Seurat and Wilkie, plus works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya and Scottish printmakers D.Y. Cameron and William Strang. The modern & contemporary collections include masterpieces by artists such as Beckmann, Freud, Kandinsky, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso and Pollock. The collection is international in scope with a strong holding of British and Scottish graphic art. Contemporary holdings include works by Richard Wright, Martin Boyce, and Julie Roberts. The Prints and Drawings Study Room at Modern Two is open to the public by appointment. The Archive & Library Collections at Modern Two are a specialist resource for the study of the history of art. The Archive and Special Collections have a primary focus on modern and contemporary art, and are particularly renowned for extensive and world-class holdings of artworks, books, documents and photographs relating to the Dada and Surrealist movements. Newly located in Modern Two, the reference collection covers the history of art from the 14th century up to the present day. Overall, the collections comprise over 130 archival holdings, around 2,500 livres d’artiste and artists’ books, and a reference collection of around 100,000 titles covering all aspects of the history of art. Primarily servng the research needs of the Gallery’s curatorial and education staff, the material is also available in the Reading Room, by appointment, to researchers and students.

Posted 6 days ago
By National Galleries of Scotland

Salary £17,960 - £19,139 per annum (pay award pending)
Deadline 29 July 2018

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Job: Project Officer

Work with our international arm Ventures to support the Senior Projects Manager. [ Work hours: 35 per week, 6 month fixed-term contract ] About the role: We are looking for a dedicated and ambitious events professional to join the team as Project Officer. Out with our activities in the UK, Edinburgh Science Festival Ventures (ESFV), our international arm, runs a large-scale multinational operation and regularly presents work overseas. This post will primarily support the Senior Projects Manager in the management and delivery of commercial projects for ESFV. The role will involve an element of overseas travel throughout the contract. About you: The ideal candidate for this post will have project management and/or high-level administration experience gained in a festival or major events setting. You will be results-orientated with a keen eye for detail and comfortable with taking a key role in project delivery. Ideally you will be degree qualified in Business Administration or Events Management. A professional project management qualification would be desirable (such as foundation PRINCE2) as would experience of working overseas at events. How to apply: Click the link below to visit our dedicated careers portal. Please note that only applications submitted via our careers portal will be considered.To view the full job description visit [ Interviews will be held on: Friday 3 August, 2018 ] For further information, please contact or follow the link below >>>

Posted 6 days ago
By Edinburgh International Science Festival

Job: Engagement Officer

Voluntary Arts Scotland is looking to recruit a part-time Engagement Officer, passionate about creative participation, to complement its existing team based in Edinburgh. Voluntary Arts Scotland champions and supports thousands of local voluntary arts groups across Scotland. Working with a network of national voluntary arts umbrella bodies, Voluntary Arts Scotland provides a single national voice for the diverse voluntary arts sector. Having successfully secured an increase in funding from Creative Scotland, Voluntary Arts Scotland is now in a position to grow its current team. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to help Voluntary Arts Scotland make significant progress towards its strategic aims and objectives - you will be working in partnership with Creative Scotland to support and champion the arts in Scotland. The focus of the Scottish Government on participation and engagement, in relation to Scottish culture and identity, makes this a particularly existing time to join Voluntary Arts Scotland. This new role is about connecting Voluntary Arts Scotland to people and place. Are you passionate about equality of access and inclusion in Scotland’s diverse cultures? Have you the patience, flexibility, energy and enthusiasm to seek out and advocate for everyday creative cultural activity that may be out of the spotlight of other nationally-funded arts organisations and venues? Are you a natural at relationship development- keeping in touch with people and working in partnership to identify developmental needs, networking opportunities and signposting? Can you prioritise where to make most impact in a large and varied sector? If so, this is the role for you. The post-holder will focus on identifying voluntary arts activity that is not part of the more traditional structure of so-called umbrella bodies such as guilds, associations and membership organisations. We want to better understand the development needs of informal networks, how we can we best include them in our guidance to the sector and what we in turn can learn from participants that we can share with others. [ Hours: 22.5 hours per week ] [ Interviews: Wednesday 15 August 2018 in Edinburgh ] For full details and to apply, please download the job pack from - If you would like an informal, confidential discussion about the post please contact Jemma Neville, Voluntary Arts Scotland Director, on 07792 442 335 or email For further information, please contact or click on the link below >>>

Posted 6 days ago
By Voluntary Arts Scotland

Salary £15,154 (based on £25,257 pro rota)
Deadline 31 July 2018

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