Two opportunities are now open for freelance, part-time researchers in art history/visual culture, for 16 hours (2 days) a week, based within the Ben Uri Research Unit for the Study and Recording of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to Visual Art in Britain since 1900 at Ben Uri Gallery in London on an initial six-month fixed term contract:

  • Researching, writing, compiling, and editing subjects for inclusion on our online database recording the Jewish and immigrant contribution to the visual arts since 1900 (
  • 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.
  • Two days a week, based at the gallery.
  • Salary is equivalent to £24,960 per annum (£12 per hour), paid according to completed research profiles, or part/s thereof.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • PhD (or equivalent experience in the field) in History of Art or related and skill transferable subjects (history/literature)
  • Proven research, writing, editing experience in the relevant subject area.
  • Experience of writing to publication standard
  • Written research/publishing profile, e.g., published papers, dissertations, and/or reports.
  • 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 Registrarial support for the Director in Collections and Exhibitions (please see separate job description for details)


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

To Sarah MacDougall, Director


Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Tuesday, 6 June for interview on Weds, 14 June


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