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Join the Team

Join the Team

Join the Team

Interested in working for the Wallace Collection? See a list of current jobs & opportunities, and how to apply below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Vacancies:

Communications Officer (Full Time, Permanent)

Deadline for applications: 20 June 2019 (midnight)

We are looking to recruit a Communications Officer to join our team. The role, reporting to the Head of Communications, is responsible for the management of the Collection’s digital activity and providing support to the Head of Communications.

The role requires experience of managing digital channels, including website and social media, good design skills and a strong interest in the arts.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application form along with the Equal opportunities monitoring form and e-mail it to by the application closing date.

Required Documents:

Date for Interview: First week of July 2019

If you are successful in being selected for interview you will hear from us before the end of June 2019.

Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant (2 Year Fixed-Term Contract)

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2019

The Wallace Collection is delighted to honour the memory of Enriqueta Harris Frankfort with a Curatorial Assistant post. Before her death in 2006, Dr Harris Frankfort was a leading authority on Spanish painting in the UK, particularly the works of Velázquez and Goya. One of her most notable contributions to the field was her research into the historical context of Velázquez’s painting, Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School, a version of which is in the Wallace Collection, so it is extremely fitting that we commemorate her achievements with this position which will assist with the Collection of Spanish paintings and European paintings more generally.

The Wallace Collection is proud to be collaborating with the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) in the appointment of this role, and is extremely grateful for their on-going support.

This post is intended to strengthen the curatorial team and specifically its research activities in the field of Spanish painting, and to provide significant hands-on experience for someone intending to make a career in curatorship. It is envisaged as a training opportunity for someone with some curatorial experience and formal academic training. As part of a small curatorial team, the post-holder will have direct involvement in and responsibility for activities connected with the care and presentation of the collections and will carry out a wide range of day-to-day duties in the museum.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application form along with the Equal opportunities monitoring form and e-mail it to by the application closing date.

Required Documents:

Date for Interview: 11 July 2019

If you are successful in being selected for interview you will hear from us by 8 July 2019.

Student Work Placements: Education Department

Deadline for applications: Monday 27 May 2019.

We are currently looking for students from July 2019 onwards .

The Wallace Collection’s Education Department offers a number of work placements to students enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate study in disciplines relevant to the work of the department, e.g. History, History of Art, Fine Art, PGCE, Museum Studies etc. The placements provide an opportunity for students to gain work-based experience working alongside Museum educators working with a variety of audiences including schools, families, adults and community and access groups. Work placement students can expect to work on a variety of work-based assignments such as assisting with the delivery of workshops both here at the Museum, and out in the community at hospitals, care homes, community centres and libraries, as well as general administrative tasks and research projects.

Applicants must note:

  • They must be currently undertaking study at college or university.
  • The work placement is undertaken on a voluntary basis, although travel expenses within London will be reimbursed.
  • The duration of a work placement will normally be eight – twelve weeks in duration but can be longer
  • Placements can be full or part-time
  • The Wallace Collection is unable to provide sponsorship for visas for the purposes of volunteering and work experience. If you have a passport from a non EEA country before you apply for a work placement you must check with the British Embassy in your country regarding visa and entry requirements. It is your responsibility to make all subsequent arrangements regarding work or study visas.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in one of these work placements please send a CV and covering letter indicating your preferred placement length and your available dates to by noon on Monday 27 May 2019.

The first informal interviews will take place the week commencing 10 June. Interviews generally are conducted in person at the Collection but phone/Skype interviews can also be arranged.

'Hands on Armour' Volunteers (Weekends Only)

Deadline for applications: 3 June 2019

Following the success of ‘Hands on Armour’, our new Saturday 11am-3pm drop-in armour handling programme, we are now looking to recruit more volunteers to deliver these practical armour handling sessions. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to handle objects from the Museum’s handling collection with the help of volunteer explainers. Volunteers will work on average one Saturday a month.

All talks by ‘Hands on Armour’ volunteers are given on a voluntary basis and unfortunately the museum is unable to pay travel expenses.

Volunteers are expected to possess excellent communication skills and the ability to share their enthusiasm for the arms and armour in the collection. Detailed knowledge of the Wallace Collection is not essential but previous knowledge of history and arms and armour is desirable and a command of foreign languages would be beneficial.

Our curators of European arms and armour and the oriental armoury Tobias Capwell and Arthur Bijl will deliver a comprehensive training day, utilising the armouries to ensure all handling volunteers have a high level of understanding of pieces in the collection.

Selection Process:
If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter to the address or email below by 3 June 2019 indicating in in the subject line that you are making an application for the role of 'Hands on Armour' Volunteer.

Selected candidates will be asked to make a 5 minute presentation in front of a piece of armour in the Collection to qualify for a place on the respective training programme.

The selection/training schedule is as follows:
Interviews will take place during mid June 2019.
Successful interviewees will then be invited to attend training. If you would like a full timetable of the training programme please email

Please return your application by 3 June 2019

Anne Fay
Head of Education
Wallace Collection
Hertford House

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