Curator of Italian and Spanish Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland wishes to recruit a Curator of Italian and Spanish Art on a permanent basis. Salary is in accordance with point 1 of the Assistant Keeper II Salary scale (PPC), currently €30,987 per annum. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th October 2018.

The National Gallery is the country's most popular free visitor attraction housing the nation's collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive Library & Archive. Nominated for European Museum of the Year (2018), and winner of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Culture-Public Building award (2018), the Gallery continues its mission of serving our visitors in their enrichment and enjoyment of visual art. Entry to the collection is free for all to enjoy, learn and be inspired.

The purpose of this role is to care for, research and provide information about the Gallery's collection of Italian and Spanish Art. Reporting to the Head Curator (or nominated deputy), the Curator of Italian and Spanish Art will:

Research and publish on the Italian and Spanish works of art in the Gallery's collection
Keep abreast with current scholarly research in these fields
Ensure that the collections of Italian and Spanish art are displayed to the highest standards
Curate exhibitions on Italian and Spanish art that contribute to the Gallery's public programme
Propose new acquisitions and loans
Provide insurance valuations for works in the collection
Propose the priorities for conservation and agree on works to receive treatment
Ensure that the information on the Italian and Spanish works of art is up-to-date (on the Gallery's website, labels and the collection registration system)
Take part in the Gallery's lecture programme
Respond to queries from the public, external specialists and arrange visits and inspections where appropriate
Maintain and develop professional relationships with colleagues from other museums, academics, private collectors, dealers and auction house staff
Contribute to sponsorship proposals, press releases and other related documentation
Actively contribute to the Staff Development Programme
Complete other duties as required

The successful candidate will have:

An advanced third-level qualification in art history
Specialist knowledge and expertise of Italian and Spanish art
A record of publications in at least one of the two areas
Knowledge of the Italian or Spanish language
Strong research and analytical skills with excellent attention to detail
Outstanding organisation and planning skills, and a commitment to meet deadlines
A track record of self-motivation and the ability to work independently and on his/her own initiative
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative project team
A willingness to partake in and enhance own professional development

Note: This job description is a guide to broad areas of responsibility and accountability and should not be regarded as a comprehensive listing. The job description may be subject to review in the view of new structures and / or the changing needs of the Gallery. All employees are required to be compliant with NGI screening, security and Garda vetting procedures.

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