Curatorial Research Fellow

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The Research Fellow will complete an online catalogue of the entire collection and prepare content for a publication on the history and significance of the collection. A catalogue of approximately 85% of the print collection on the Library’s current Collection Management System, Museum Plus, was compiled by the Library’s Archivist between 2012–2013 and 2014–2016, but could not be completed within the limits of the time and grant funding available. An online version of the catalogue is available at http://armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk/wp/print-collection-2/.Photography of the collection has also beensubstantially completed, but not all photographs have been uploaded to the online catalogue.

The Research Fellow will also produce one temporary exhibition in the Library on part of the collection, as well as an external temporary exhibition at another accredited museum. Based at Armagh Robinson Library, the Rokeby Collection Research Fellow will work closely with the Director and will collaborate with other members of staff as appropriate.

Job Title: Curatorial Research Fellow

Duration: Fixed term contract for 15 months(January 2021 –March 2022)

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (excluding breaks). Whilst mainly Monday–Friday, 9am –5pm (with 1 hour for lunch), some evening and weekend work may be required as dictated by operational needs.Holiday

Entitlement: 25 days plus 11 Public Holidays

Salary/Pay Scale: £25,481 (Related to NJC Scale Grade 19)

Reporting to: The Director (with the Assistant Keeper acting as a supervisor to the Research Fellow, where appropriate)

Main Purpose of the Job

Funded by the Paul Mellon Centre, the purpose of the post will be to catalogue, research, interpret and promote the ‘Rokeby Collection’, a collection of 4,430 fifteenth-to eighteenth-century prints bequeathed by Archbishop Richard Robinson to Armagh Public Library (now Armagh Robinson Library).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out specialist and original research including cataloguing, interpretation and documentation relating to the print collection of the Library's founder, Archbishop Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby of Armagh (the ‘Rokeby Collection’).
  • Update and create online records of the Library’s prints collection. Contribute proactively to the digitisation of the collection.
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Duration
15 months
Discipline
Humanities : Arts and Art history, Classical Studies, Literature, Digital humanities and big data