Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery is seeking to appoint a Chief Curator, with specialist knowledge of the history of portraiture to join the senior management team of the Gallery. Closing date for submitted applications is 9.00 am Tuesday 18th July, 2017. c£62,000 per annum

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. The Gallery attracts 2 million visits a year and is among London's most popular museums, it reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing, digital and national programmes.

The successful candidate will be a visionary and talented curator and museum professional who is able to play a key role in shaping the future of the Collection, and leading the work of specialist curators and the Heinz Archive and Library. To meet the challenges of this role you will be a strong leader and a compelling communicator with first class research skills and the desire to learn about the National Portrait Collection and to enrich it.

Interviews will take place on Friday 28th July, 2017. Please indicate if you will not be available on this particular date. Please note that second interviews will likely take place week commencing 31st July, 2017.

The Gallery is committed to equality and is a member of the Employers' Forum on Disability, Race for Opportunity and the Equality Exchange.

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