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Vacancy for Publisher

Starting April 2020

The National Gallery Company Limited (NGC) is a commercial company established to provide revenue for the National Gallery through our retail, publishing, digital sales, venue hire and catering activities.

National Gallery Publishing’s mission is to encourage readers and visitors to enjoy the National Gallery Collection and to deepen their appreciation and understanding of the tradition of European painting, through our beautiful books. We publish for a wide range of readers, from the general visitor to the scholar, and for all those with an interest in art. Our list includes exhibition catalogues, academic titles, illustrated guides and gift books, and we aspire to the highest standards of research, editing, design and production.

We are currently seeking a highly experienced Publisher to lead a small and busy team. Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate is required to manage and ensure delivery of our publishing programme in line with the Company’s strategic plan. You will have extensive experience of leading and managing a publishing team, ideally gained in a museum or gallery context, together with strong project and financial management skills. You will bring an understanding of the unique demands of museum publishing, combined with negotiating skills and gravitas, to deal effectively with key stakeholders and with international co-edition and rights partnerships.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in art history or another relevant discipline, you will also have excellent communication and IT skills including proficiency with InDesign and Excel.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to apply, please email a cover letter and your CV to

    • Closing date for applications: Sunday 16th February, 2020

    • 1st round interviews on: Thurs 20th February, 2020

    • 2nd round interviews on: Thurs 27th February, 2020

If you have not been contacted by 19th February, your application has not been successful.

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