The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Current Vacancies

Curator of Paintings (excl France)

Closing date for Applications: Friday, November 28th, 2014

Full Time Maternity Cover (9 months)

The post holder will be Acting Co-Curator of the major international loan exhibition ‘Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint’ which will open on 12 March 2015 and close on 7 June 2015. This exhibition will present the results of a four-year research project on the Wallace Collection’s twelve paintings by Reynolds (the Reynolds Research Project), set up to investigate the artist’s materials and techniques. The purpose of the exhibition is to dramatise the experimental aspect of Reynolds’s workshop practice in ways which are both exciting and accessible to the visitor. The post holder will work closely with the two co-curators (one external, one internal) to install the exhibition and will report to the Director.

As part of a small curatorial team reporting to the Senior Curator, you will be responsible for the care of the Wallace Collection’s pictures up to 1800, including paintings, drawings and watercolours and miniatures, excluding French paintings and miniatures, which are curated by the Director.  You will be required to undertake research into your area of the collection and to develop the Wallace Collection’s reputation as a centre for excellence and scholarship, helping to promote understanding and enjoyment of this Collection and fostering and encouraging the study of Old Master paintings. You will also be expected to help promote the Wallace Collection’s status as an international museum.

Please download and complete the application form below and send to

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note: The Wallace Collection will not accept applications made by CV or by fax.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

HR Assistant

Closing date for Applications: Sunday, December 7th, 2014

The HR Assistant will support the HR Manager and provide a comprehensive HR related administration service. The role with also provide cover for the Assistant to the Director during holidays or absence.




Database management (HRIS)

HR related administration

Monthly Reports


Other ad hoc duties



  • Advanced IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office and databases

  • Previous HR administrative experience is desirable, but not essential

  • Experienced and proficient in dealing with confidential and sensitive information/documentation with tact and diplomacy.

  • Highly organised and used to dealing with conflicting priorities

  • Ability to identify and prioritise needs and to work to standards and targets

  • Ability to work systematically with accuracy and attention to detail

  • The ability to work with people across the Collection as well as with a variety of clients and contractors.

  • Demonstrable written, presentation and communication skills.

  • Flexibility and imagination



The salary for this post will be £18,000 per annum (pro-rata £7,200, 2 days per week)

In addition, the post-holder will receive 25 days paid annual leave pro-rata (plus 2.5 “privilege” days), membership of an “occupational” pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan (after six months’ service).

To apply for the position please complete an application form and equal opportunities form found below (please send both documents together in one email). The Wallace Collection will not consider applications made by CV alone.

Closing date for completed applications:         7 Dec 2014 (midnight)

Interview date:        w/c 15 Dec 2014   

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form