Current available positions

Picture Researcher – part time role


Salary: Entry Level

Hours: 14 hours per week, to be worked on Monday and Tuesday

Contract type: Permanent


The National Gallery Company Limited is a commercial company established to provide revenue for the National Gallery from a range of operations including retail, publishing, digital sales and catering. Our work enhances the visitor experience and helps to safeguard some of the country’s most valuable works of art. The Picture Research team is vital to the output of the publishing department, given the highly illustrated content of its publications.

This role will give the post holder the chance to work with experts in the field, the experience of contributing to exciting and interesting publishing projects and the opportunity to support one of the finest collections of Western European paintings in the world.

We are seeking to appoint a part time Picture Researcher to work on the National Gallery’s permanent collection catalogues, obtaining images for publication from both external and internal sources. You will have a degree in History of Art (or a closely related field), and ideally post-graduate research experience in a pre-1900 art historical subject. Experience of working in a similar picture research role would be an advantage. As the role is part time, this opportunity may suit a part time PhD student.

You will have good communication and negotiation skills. An awareness of copyright law and good IT skills would be advantageous. Given the need to negotiate with other institutions/sources around Europe it is essential that, in addition to fluent English, you have at least two additional languages, specifically French/Italian/Spanish/German.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply, please email your CV and a short covering letter to admin@nationalgallery.co.uk.


  • Closing date for applications is Monday 30th January, 2017.
  • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15th February, 2017.
Picture Researcher Job Description

Designer


Salary: competitive

Contract type: Permanent


The National Gallery Company Limited is the commercial company established to provide revenue for the National Gallery from a range of operations including retail, publishing, marketing, digital sales and catering. Our work enhances the visitor experience and helps to safeguard some of the country’s most valuable works of art. The Marketing team is a centralised function and an integral part of the business, working closely with a variety of stakeholders within and external to the Company.

The Marketing team has a vacancy for a permanent Designer.

The successful candidate will support and report to the Senior Designer and will have demonstrable experience of:


  • Designing a wide range of printed material (instore signage, image application on product and packaging design) .
  • Designing a suite of digital communication assets (for the online shop, e-newsletters online and social media)
  • Production/artwork tasks and batch processing based on set guidelines

The Designer is a key brand guardian and will oversee brand application through all design work and is responsible for delivering high-quality, professional and creative design work. <.p>

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply, please email your CV and a short covering letter to admin@nationalgallery.co.uk.


  • Closing date for applications is 30th January, 2017.
  • The role will commence early April 2017.
Designer Job Description

Retail Assistant


Salary: £8.92 per hour + benefits

Contract type: Fixed term vacancy until 30th June 2017

Contract start date: February 2017

Contract end date: 30th June, 2017


The National Gallery Company Limited is a commercial company established to provide revenue for the National Gallery from a range of operations which include retail, publishing, marketing, digital sales and catering. Our work enhances the visitor experience and helps to safeguard some of the country’s most valuable works of art.

The Retail team makes a key contribution towards achieving the commercial objectives of the Company. The team has a vacancy for a part time Retail Assistant based in one of the National Gallery’s retail shops. The details are:

We have vacancies for part time Retail Assistants based in one of the National Gallery’s retail shops, working to two different shift patterns. The details are:

Shift type 1:
25 hours per week (to be worked Monday to Friday 1:10 pm to 6:10 pm).

Shift type 2:
15 hours per week (to be worked Friday evenings 6.10 pm to 9.10pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9.40 am to 6.10 pm)

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a commercial retail environment and a genuine love of selling, together with excellent customer service skills. They will also be sales focused and driven to achieving store targets without hard selling. An interest in art and art history is an advantage.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply, please email your CV and a short covering letter stating which shift pattern you prefer to admin@nationalgallery.co.uk.


  • Closing date for applications is Monday 30th January, 2017
  • Interviews will be held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February, 2017
Retail Assistant Job Description