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Posted: Thursday, July 5th 2018
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Job Title:     Keeper of Art & Place
Organisation:     Gainsborough's House
Salary:     £25,000 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: 16 months, in the first instance
Location:     Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Closing Date:     Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Job Ref No:    
Job Description:
Gainsborough’s House museum and gallery explores the life and art of Thomas Gainsborough. One of the greatest artists of his age, he is renowned throughout the world for his portrait and landscape paintings.

Gainsborough’s House has now commenced an £8.7million Heritage Lottery funded development project, ‘Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace: A National Centre for Gainsborough’, to bring Thomas Gainsborough to life for a new generation of visitors.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Keeper of Art & Place to join the team at Gainsborough’s House to assist the Director in developing Gainsborough’s House as the centre for art and art history in Suffolk. The Keeper of Art & Place will co-ordinate visual art projects between museums and galleries in Suffolk.
Duties will also include collections management, establishing an art trail, assisting with exhibitions, research and preparation for the 'Reviving an Artist's Birthplace' capital project and working with volunteers. Please request the job description for full details.

This post is generously funded by the John Ellerman Foundation
Required Skills:
We are looking for a candidate with an excellent knowledge and passion for visual art with a strong understanding of Thomas Gainsborough and landscape painting, seeking a curatorial position at this exciting moment in the history of Gainsborough's House. With a flexible approach to work you will ideally have knowledge of working with collections and experience of working in partnership with institutions. Good time management and the ability to prioritise your workload is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will be a post-graduate in art history or museum studies with an excellent knowledge of 18th Century art, design and history.
Application Instructions:
Please contact Trudy Pickerin for an application pack. Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 23 July 2018. Interviews will take place at Gainsborough’s House during week commencing 20 August.
Contact Name:     Trudy Pickerin
Contact Tel:     01787 372958
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Contact Email:
Address:     46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU.  
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