Job vacancy – Curatorial Research Fellowship at Armagh Robinson Library

Armagh Robinson Library is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Research Fellow on a 15-month contract to work on the Library’s collection of c.4,500 rare and significant early modern prints and engravings. The post will be funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Job Title: Curatorial Research Fellow
Duration: Fixed term contract for 15 months (January 2021 – March 2022)
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (excluding breaks). Whilst mainly Monday–Friday, 9am – 5pm (with 1 hour for lunch), some evening and weekend work may be required as dictated by operational needs.
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus 11 Public Holidays
Salary/Pay Scale: £25,481 (Related to NJC Scale Grade 19)
Reporting to: The Director (with the Assistant Keeper acting as a supervisor to the Research Fellow, where appropriate)

Northern Ireland’s oldest public library, Armagh Robinson Library was founded by Archbishop Richard Robinson (later first Baron Rokeby of Armagh) in 1771. The Library remains in the original building that Robinson had built for it.

The Library was bequeathed Archbishop Robinson’s impressive collection of 4,430 important and rare engravings, known as the ‘Rokeby Collection’. The collection comprises fifteenth- to eighteenth-century prints, notably those by Goltzius, Vouet, Mellan, Hogarth, Piranesi, Bartolozzi and the Sadeler family.

The Research Fellow will complete an online catalogue of the entire collection and prepare content for a publication on the history and significance of the collection. The Research Fellow will also produce one temporary exhibition in the Library on part of the collection, as well as an external temporary exhibition at another accredited museum.

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 16 November 2020.

Further details and an application form can be found on the Armagh Robinson Library website>>