Current Vacancies

Project Acquisition Assistant

Full-time 40 hours per week, 5 days Monday to Friday
£21,593 per annum
1 year fixed term contract

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. With more than 2 million visitors each year, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.

The National Portrait Gallery is seeking a Project Acquisition Assistant to work on the Gallery’s retrospective provenance project, working closely with the Acquisitions Registrar to identify gaps in documentation for Primary Collection works, indicating where more in-depth research needs to be undertaken by a Curatorial Assistant in the future.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Practical experience of maintaining and operating office systems
  • Knowledge of national museum standards for provenance and due diligence checking
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Experience of working on data collection projects.

The Gallery is committed to equality and is a member of the Employers’ Forum on Disability, Race for Opportunity and the Equality Exchange.

Closing date for returned applications is 9.00am on Monday 27 April 2015.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make this particular date.

Further Details
Equal Opportunities
Application Form:
- Electronic (Microsoft Word): download, fill, save and return by email to personnel@npg.org.uk
- Print (Adobe Acrobat): download, print and return by post


Access and Community Assistant 

2 days per week
Fixed term 24 months, July 2015 – June 2017
Pro rata £21,593 per annum

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are currently contributing to British history and culture. With more than 2 million visitors each year, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.

The Gallery runs a dynamic creative art programme in children’s hospitals in London, engaging young people and their families with art, music, illustration and photography workshops. The current project, Magical Journeys, explores the Gallery’s collection through a treasure-trove of inspirational personal stories of achievement, determination, focus and self-reflection.

The Gallery is seeking to appoint an Access and Community Assistant who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the programme. They will be responsible for logistical, operational and administrative support of the programme and will also support artists in all aspects of workshop delivery in clinical settings. Additional duties may be required during the period of the contract. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good level of administrative experience and will have at least one year’s experience working in community engagement and preferably with a range of practitioners. 

The Gallery is committed to equality and is a member of the Employers’ Forum on Disability, Race for Opportunity and the Equality Exchange.

Closing date for returned applications is 9.00am on Monday 27 April 2015. Interviews will be held on Friday 22 May 2015. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make these particular dates.

Further Details
Equal Opportunities
Application Form:
- Electronic (Microsoft Word): download, fill, save and return by email to personnel@npg.org.uk
- Print (Adobe Acrobat): download, print and return by post