Post-Doctoral Researcher (Part time, fixed term)

Part Time: 28 hours/week (80%FTE)

Fixed Term: Two year, fixed term

Salary: £23,746 for 28 hours/week (FTE £29,683)

Plus: 3% pension contribution and other benefits

Location: Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, Perry Green, East Hertfordshire

This is an excellent opportunity that will enable a recent PhD graduate or Early Career Researcher to gain experience in a thriving cultural and research institution, as well as the opportunity to develop their own research portfolio in a supportive and well established research environment.  We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates who are under-represented within the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a pro-active and knowledgable post-doctoral researcher, whose expertise in the histories of sculpture will complement that of the current team at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and will form a key element of our public programme. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a range of research, writing and communication skills, and will be comfortable working both as part of the Research Team and independently. A current institutional affiliation is not necessary for this post.

The candidate will be based within the Henry Moore Collections and Programmes Team and will contribute to the development and delivery of our public programme of lectures, conferences and seminars.  You will be expected to deliver a specific research project within the two-year term relating to the postholder’s area of specialism.  We are looking for proposals with a specific focus on aspects of the life and work of Henry Moore or in which the study of Moore is a significant component.  We encourage new and under-represented perspectives of Moore’s work in all areas such as his reception, influence, exhibition histories and global contexts.

Our successful candidate will have completed or be due to submit a PhD in Art History or a related subject.  They will have a detailed knowledge of sculpture and its histories and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.  They will have excellent organisation and communication skills and a good level of IT skills.  They will be able to organise their workload and remain calm under pressure.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you along with a complete research proposal including the project rationale, timescale and research schedule which should be submitted with the application form. Proposals should detail both the project outcomes and expected legacies in the form of publications, grant applications or research networks.

A recruitment pack, equal opportunities monitoring form and application form are available on our website:   For an informal discussion about this research opportunity, you are welcome to contact Dr Hannah Higham at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens (

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am, Friday 11 November 2022

INTERVIEWS: Monday 21 November 2022 at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, East Hertfordshire

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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