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Curatorial Research Fellow, Armagh Robinson Library (Eighteenth-Century Prints)

Armagh Robinson Library is seeking to appoint a Curatorial Research Fellow on a 15-month contract to work on the Library’s collection of rare and significant early modern prints and engravings. Funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the purpose of the post will be to catalogue, research, interpret and promote the ‘Rokeby Collection’, a collection of 4,430 fifteenth- to eighteenth-century prints bequeathed by Archbishop Richard Robinson to Armagh Public Library (now Armagh Robinson Library).

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. A catalogue of approximately 85% of the print collection on the Library’s current Collection Management System, Museum Plus, was compiled by the Library’s Archivist between 2012–2013 and 2014–2016, but could not be completed within the limits of the time and grant funding available. An online version of the catalogue is available at Photography of the collection has also been substantially completed, but not all photographs have been uploaded to the online catalogue.

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. Based at Armagh Robinson Library, the Rokeby Collection Research Fellow will work closely with the Director and will collaborate with other members of staff as appropriate.

Fixed-Term Contract: January 2021 – March 2022 (15 months)

Schedule: 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)

The closing date is Monday November 16, 2020 at 5pm.

Please visit the 'External Link' below to review the full list of duties and responsibilities and selection criteria and to access the application form.

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