Research Associate, Art Institute of Chicago

Research Associate (9312)

Art Institute of Chicago

Application deadline: not specified in the post

Basic function

The purpose of this full time, permanent position is to provide curatorial research assistance for the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art. The successful candidate will conduct art historical and art market research about works in the permanent collection, loans, and acquisitions; compose catalogue entries, wall texts, timelines, labels, and website content; update CITI records; and assist the Chair and curators of the department in various aspects of their work.

  • Conducts art historical research about artworks in the permanent collection and loans.
  • Periodically checks recent literature pertinent to these art works and updates object records.
  • Compose labels, didactics, and interpretive materials for the permanent galleries, special exhibitions, museum website, and multi-media programs.
  • Assists with research for exhibitions, loans, acquisitions, and gifts.
  • May be asked to investigate ownership, publication, and exhibition histories for artworks in the collections and for potential acquisitions.
  • Participates in departmental efforts to ensure all AIC artworks are posted on the museum’s website. Reviews records for accuracy, corrects errors, and updates records in CITI.
  • Answers scholarly and general correspondence. May be asked to lecture about collection, tutor fellows and interns, or tour groups through the galleries.
  • Other duties assigned by the Chair.


  • M.A. in the history of ancient or Byzantine art or classics, Ph.D. preferred.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Proven multi-tasking and management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Reading knowledge of French and German essential and facility with classical language desirable.

To apply, click here.


Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Roman Archaeology (123611)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 22nd June 2016

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology from 1 January 2017. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months to cover the teaching and other duties of Dr Janet DeLaine while she holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

The postholder is expected to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students and to engage in advanced study and research on Roman Art and Archaeology, c. 300 BC – AD 300. She or he will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and faculty administration. The postholder will be required to deliver up to 36 hours of faculty lectures or classes per year, supported by the production of course materials as required; undertake up to six contact hours of Classics teaching each week for the Faculty of Classics (for Colleges), in tutorials or small classes, averaged over the three 8-week terms of this appointment; and undertake Masters teaching as required within their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will have: a doctorate (to be completed by 1 January 2017) in some area of Roman Art and Archaeology c. 300 BC- AD 300; a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field of appointment; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to teach across a range of topics; an ongoing programme of research; and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a college and/or faculty environment.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 June 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late June 2016.


GEM – Antiquarian Visual Culture in Late Palaiologan Mystras 1348-1463

Antiquarian Visual Culture in Late Palaiologan Mystras 1348-1463

Presented by Andrea Mattiello

The Whitting Room (Arts 436), University of Birmingham

5:15 PM 8th June 2016

This communication analyses a series of frescoed, sculptural and spolia artefacts produced and used by artistic workshops active in Mystras from the late 13th to the middle of the 15th century. The analysis relates these artefacts to models, standards and visual exempla from the antique repertoires found in Morea in sites such as Sparta and Corinth. Particular attention will be given to the textual and visual cultural inheritance of the region, partially linked to the idea of the classical past, which, in the late 14th and 15th century, informed some of the interactions between intellectuals in Mystras, Morea and Italy, such as Manuel II Palaiologos, Georgios Gemistos Plethon, Bessarion, Guarino da Verona and Ciriaco d’Ancona. Ultimately this communication will explore the original cultural contribution of the Byzantine court of Mystras in the Despotate of Morea to the modern debate on antiquity and the development of the classical past ideal.

Lecturer, St John’s College, Oxford

Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Archaelogy

St John’s College, Oxford

Application deadline: 20th June 2016

St. John’s College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Archaeology for the period 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2018. This is a temporary, fixed-term position pending decisions to be made by the College about teaching provision in the subject in the longer term.

The successful candidate will be required to teach up to six hours of undergraduate tutorials per week during term and to share responsibility for administrative and pastoral duties for undergraduates reading for the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History degree, Literae Humaniores and various Joint Schools. They will also be expected to take part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise.

Candidates should be able to teach options in Greek and Roman Archaeology both for the First Public Examination and for Finals (preference will be given to those able to teach Greek Art and Archaeology ca. 500-300 BC and / or Art in the Roman Empire), to contribute to the teaching of Texts and Contexts for Honour Moderations in Classics, which is done jointly by the Classics teaching team, and to contribute to the supervision of final year museum projects of the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History students. Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Classical Archaeology can be found here. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or expect to have completed by 1st October 2016, a doctorate in Archaeology.

The salary will be £12,885 per annum (subject to revision in line with any general salary increases), Full dining rights throughout the period of appointment will be offered. A teaching room will be provided and research and entertainment allowances are also available. Information about St John’s College is available on the College website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 20th June 2016. Please view the Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure. We would appreciate it if you also submit our voluntary Recruitment Monitoring Form as part of the application.

The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK. This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Postdoctoral Research Collaborator, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Postdoctoral Research Collaborator (Wissenschaftliche Assistenz) (full-time)

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Application deadline: 24th June 2016

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the position of a full-time postdoctoral research collaborator (Wissenschaftliche Assistenz) in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf, starting in July 2016 or later for a period of three years.

The research collaborator assumes a high degree of responsibility within the department, working closely with the director and should contribute to the scientific and organizational activities of the department and the institute. The collaborator is expected to pursue his/her own research as well, and to participate in projects of the KHI, an internationally oriented and broadly connected Max Planck Institute focused on Italian, Mediterranean, and global art histories. The department of Gerhard Wolf, in particular, is concerned with the new horizons of art history, transcultural interactions over long and short distances, and a critical discussion of the methodological implications and consequences of these global perspectives of the discipline.

We invite applications from art historians, as well as those working in related disciplines. Applicants must hold a doctorate/PhD degree and demonstrate proficiency in at least two foreign languages and preferably have a good command of German. The position requires flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team. The research collaborator is expected to reside in Florence. The position is awarded without regard to nationality.

Salary and benefits will be determined according to German or Italian contract conditions.

The applications, which can be submitted in either English, German, or Italian, should include:

  1. a cover letter
  2. a proposal (maximum 1000 words) for a postdoctoral (or Habilitation) research project
  3. a detailed curriculum
  4. a short summary (maximum 1000 words) of the doctorate/PhD dissertation
  5. a list of publications
  6. the names of three referees

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women as well as disabled individuals.

Applicants are required to merge all the documents into one single PDF file and to submit it via e-mail to by 24 June 2016.

For the announcement, click here.

Collections Intern, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Collections Intern – 55338

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Application deadline: 3rd June 2016

Job Purpose

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts was founded in 1932 for ‘the study and encouragement of art and music’. It is recognised internationally as one of the finest small art galleries in the world and houses an outstanding collection of Old Master and modern paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture, and a small Concert Hall. It has a regular programme of temporary exhibitions and events, including lectures, workshops and study days. Music activities, including concerts and recitals, are organised by the Department of Music.

Our small but busy Collections team is responsible for managing the Barber Institute’s world-class collections and for organising loan exhibitions and in-focus displays. In 2015/16, these include an exhibition focussed on a painting in the collection by Govaert Flinck, an exhibition of post war paintings from a private collection, and a loan exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The Collections Intern will work under the close supervision of the Head of Collections and Learning and/or the Collections Assistant on the research and documentation of the collection and the maintenance of collection management systems. The intern will also plan and organise a small prints and drawings display and work with the Exhibitions Officer on the organisation of loan exhibitions, in-focus displays and high profile individual loans.

Person Specification

  • Undergraduate degree in History of Art or Museums/Heritage Studies or similar finished within the last three years.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of, and interest in, art history
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrable interest in, and enthusiasm for, museums and galleries practice
  • Demonstrable interest in collections and exhibitions management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to generate and realise imaginative ideas
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Experience of curatorial or registrarial work in an art gallery or museum

Additional Information

Upon completion of the internship, the Collections Intern will be presented with a certificate recording their achievements.

Please note salary will be pro rata of the full time equivalent.

For an informal chat about the post of Collections Intern, please contact Robert Wenley, Deputy Director and Head of Collections and Learning, on 0121 414 3371.

For further information about the Barber Institute, please visit

For more details and to apply, click here.

Fellowships, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi


Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi

Application deadline: 14th May 2016

Roberto Longhi Foundation for History of Art Studies announces the availability of a number of fellowships for the year 2016-2017, beginning October 1, 2016. The fellowships are designed for those, who seriously want to dedicate themselves to research in the History of Art.

To be eligible, applicants must be under thirty-two before May 14, 2016.

Non-Italian citizens should have fulfilled the preliminary requirements for a Doctoral Degree in History of Art at an accredited university or an institution of equal standing.

Applications should be addressed to the secretariat of the Fondazione and arrive before May 14, 2016. Applications should include:

  • the candidate biographical data (place of birth, domicile, citizenship);
  • a transcript of the candidate’s undergraduate and graduate records;
  • a printed copy of the degree thesis and of the original works, published and unpublished;
  • a “curriculum studiorum”, indicating also the spoken and written knowledge of foreign languages;
  • letters of recommendation from at least two persons of academic standing who are acquainted with the candidate’s work;
  • the subject of the research which the candidate is interested in pursuing within the History of Art;
  • two passport photographs.

To be accepted the applications must be complete and signed.

For further information:

The fellowships will be paid in monthly instalments over a period of nine months, beginning in October 2016 until June 2017. The total amount of the grant will be of 5.400 Euro. The successful candidates must confirm the acceptance of the fellowship and its stipulations within 15 days of the receipt of the award letter. The fellowships will be mainly granted, following the unobjectionable judgement of Fondazione, thanks to the following money contribution: Associazione “L’Italia Fenice – onlus” (two), Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Fondazione Piera, Pietro e Giovanni Ferrero, Jean-Luc Baroni, Giovanna Poletti in the memory of Geo Poletti, Valentina Supino in the memory of Igino Benvenuto Supino, Daniel Thierry to a research about drawing. A Fellowship will be issued in memory of Nicola Pauer d’Ankerfeld. The Fellowships holders may make use of the study materials available in the Institute, which mainly concern Italian painting from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. At the end of the Academic Year a written report with the results of the research undertaken must be submitted. The Fondazione Longhi reserves the right of first publication of the above described research results.

Fellowship holders must frequent the Institute, cooperate on specific group research projects selected by the Scientific Committee and dedicate themselves full time to the research for which the fellowship is assigned. Therefore they may not work or collaborate with other institutions and they may not exceed the periods of vacations fixed by the Institute. They are required to live in Florence for the entire duration of the fellowship (except for travels necessary for their research) and attend seminars, lectures and other activities arranged by the Institute. Within October 31, 2016 the fellowship holders are required to take up permanent domicile in Florence and to communicate their address. The failure to fulfil these conditions could lead to the eventual revocation of the fellowship.