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Contract Type:Fixed term
Salary or training bursary: £26,000 per annum
2 years
Full time
Company:Art UK
Open to all
Apply by:09/07/2020 - 09:00

Art Detective Officer

Are you passionate about bringing art to everyone? Then check out this new role from this friendly and dedicated team...

Art UK is a cultural education charity on a mission to make the art in UK public collections accessible to everyone, for enjoyment, learning and research. They enable global audiences to learn about the nation’s art collection by digitising artworks, telling the stories behind the art and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art, both online and offline.

Through their award-winning Art Detective online network, Art UK enables collections to make new discoveries about their artworks and invite researchers to collaborate in areas of shared interest. Art Detective was launched in 2014 to counter the decline in specialist fine art knowledge in public collections. It is a Subject Specialist Network, bringing together expertise from art historians, curators, academics, dealers, connoisseurs and, importantly, members of the public. 

As the Art Detective Officer, you will assist with the research and administration of this project. You will work as part of the Content team, reporting to the Art Detective Manager and working closely with the wider Content and Editorial teams. 


  • Evaluating, responding to and resolving submissions to Art Detective, with assistance from the Art Detective Manager
  • Identifying works that might be suitable for our discussion forum
  • Monitoring and responding to requests on the discussion forum
  • Liaising with collection staff to help them use Art Detective and increase collection participation
  • Updating Art UK’s artwork database
  • Reporting new discoveries on Art UK
  • General administration support where required



  • Excellent knowledge of art history
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including impeccable attention to detail and spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Self-motivated, reliable and organised, with exceptional time management skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to share knowledge and disseminate information effectively
  • Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office)


  • Experience using databases or content management systems
  • Awareness of UK public collections

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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