Collections/ Exhibitions Assistant (art /visual culture)

An opportunity is now open for a freelance, part-time Collections / Exhibitions Assistant in art history/visual culture, based within the Ben Uri Research Unit team at Ben Uri Gallery in London for 8 hours (1 day) a week, on an initial six-month fixed term contract:

The role involves:

  • Assisting the Collections team with Acquisitions and long-term loans administration including loans out, invoicing, transport and shipping, condition reporting, photography,
  • Assisting the Exhibitions team with planning including layout, loans in, insurance, shipping, installation, de-installation, events (zoom and in-gallery), research, preparation of exhibition materials and related contextual digital exhibitions; catalogues (printed and online); related apps and podcasts.
  • Reporting to Director and working as part of a busy team for a small, purposeful institution.
  • Attending weekly team meetings and liaising with other staff and volunteers.
  • One day a week, based at the gallery.
  • Salary is equivalent to £24,960 per annum (£12 per hour) pro-rata.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Minimum MA in History of Art or related
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the field (Curatorial/Collections)
  • Excellent communication, research, and organisational skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a busy team.
  • Excellent ICT skills and familiar with using content management systems.



  • Experience of working in a research team environment
  • Knowledge of other languages is helpful, but not essential.
  • This role may also potentially be combined with BURU Researcher s(please see separate job description for details).


Please send covering letter and cv (no more than 2 pages) by midnight on 2nd of June 2023

To Sarah MacDougall, Director


Successful candidates will be notified on Tuesday, 6 June for interview on Weds, 7 June


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