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Information about art history related jobs and opportunities.

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The AAH's 'Careers in Art History' book offers general guidance on careers in art history. This is available in hard copy or pay-for-download PDF. For more art history and related jobs, try the links in the right-hand column.

Funding Opportunity: Funding (Scholarships and Essay Prize) - Art History of Spain and/or the Hispanic World: scholarships and essay prize

Posted 10 January 2017

ARTES supports research focusing on Spanish/Hispanic art history/visual culture. Each year it offers a medal and £400 prize to the best art-historical essay; travel scholarships for UK undergraduates and postgraduates; £3000 for a UK PhD student; and £3000 for PhD for non-UK post-doctoral students to research in the UK.

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Voluntary: Volunteering opportunities for Manchester students - Conference: From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide

Posted 9 January 2017

This conference, hosted at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, on 23rd and 24th February, will explore and appraise current and developing practices in the curating of museum collections of Islamic art and material culture around the world, in Europe and in the UK. The organisers are currently looking for Manchester students who would like to help out at the conference and benefit from one of the free student places.

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Job Opportunity: Operations Manager, The White Wall Company

Posted 6 January 2017

The White Wall Company is a busy and dynamic workshop/ office collaborating with galleries, museums and artists around the world to fabricate and install artwork. We are looking for someone who is confident, personable and assertive to field all enquiries. The job role is very varied and requires someone able to work independently, proactively and with an eagerness to learn.

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Funding Opportunity: Yale Center for British Art Curatorial Research Fellowships EXTENDED DEADLINE

Posted 5 January 2017

The Yale Center for British Art invites curators from museums in the UK to apply for short-term residential fellowships. Applicants should be engaged in curatorial work in any field of British art. Awards are intended to enable curators to make use of Center / Yale collections, so to advance research on curatorial projects and collections.

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Funding Opportunity: 2017–18 Fellowship Call – Center for Italian Modern Art

Posted 15 December 2016

The Center for Italian Modern Art, a non-profit exhibition and research center based in New York and dedicated to the promotion and study of modern and contemporary Italian art, welcomes applications for its 2017–18 fellowship program.

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Job Opportunity: Professor and Director of the Zurbaran Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

Posted 9 December 2016

We are seeking an outstanding academic leader and scholar in Spanish and/or Latin American Visual Art to be the driving creator of the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, a new collaborative initiative between Durham University and Auckland Castle Trust (https://www.dur.ac.uk/zurbaran). 

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Job Opportunity: Freelance Client Contact Agent worldwide - Hampel Fine Art Auctions

Posted 24 November 2016

Hampel Fine Art Auctions are seeking a freelance client contact agent to start immediately or as soon as possible.

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Job Opportunity: Resident Historian on board Viking Ocean Cruises

Posted 21 November 2016

A public enrichment figure on board Viking Ocean Cruises, delivering numerous high-level, historic, iconic presentations during a cruise.

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Voluntary: Opportunities for Digital Curators - Support the eco-humanities and showcase your knowledge

Posted 7 November 2016

The EdTech venture RoadAmico is looking for professionals in the fields of heritage, social sciences, arts and literature interested in becoming part of an on-growing team of digital curators. RoadAmico has designed an interactive, collaborative and educational tool to help global educators to provide place-based educational experiences that happen out in the world, not in a classroom.

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Job Opportunity: Visiting Professorship, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Posted 27 October 2016

The American University of Beirut invites applications for the Philippe Jabre Visiting Professorship in Art History and Curating. The area of specialisation required is Contemporary Art History and Theory, and Theories, Methods and Practices of Curating, with interest in art of the Middle East and the Arab world.

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Funding Opportunity: Terra Foundation Academic Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Posted 19 October 2016

Terra Foundation academic awards, fellowships, and grants help scholars in the field of American art realize their academic and professional goals and support the worldwide study and presentation of the historical art of the United States.

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Funding Opportunity: Emeritus Fellowships

Posted 17 October 2016

The Leverhulme Trust is currently inviting applications for Emeritus Fellowships, which enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication.

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Voluntary: Front of House Volunteers at The Handel & Hendrix Museum

Posted 29 September 2016

The Handel & Hendrix Museum in Mayfair is looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in history, heritage, music and art who are reliable and keen to be involved in a dynamic organisation.

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