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Jobs and opportunities

See below for the latest jobs, fellowships and courses. We also host an academic noticeboard, where calls for papers, conferences, can be posted for free, as well as a list of art dealers and services, and information on our annual Contemporary Art Writing Prize.

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Thank you for submitting your job or opportunity. You will be contacted by the Advertising Director for confirmation of details and any fees to be paid. All entries subject to approval by The Burlington Magazine.

Graduate programs in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute

The Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the latetwentieth century. These studies are used as lenses through which to examine the production and materiality of art objects, and to consider aspects of consumption, including patronage and collecting and the historical and contemporary art market. Sotheby's Institute of Art in London is accredited by The University of Manchester, and offers world-class education across a variety of art world disciplines. 15-week Semester courses in Decorative Arts and Design also offered at the London campus.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and Its Markets
Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby's Auction House in 1969 Sotheby's Institute of Art is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. Our faculty represent the best of the art world helping students master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.


Address: 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7462 3244

Study Higher and Continuing Education Programmes with Christie's Education in London, New York, Hong Kong and Online

Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of higher and continuing education, and an internationally recognised centre of academic excellence in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship.

We offer master’s degrees in London and New York, and are dedicated to preparing students for entry into the art world, placing great importance on analytical skills, object-based learning, research and scholarship, and the practical experience of art and business as the keys to professional success. Studies are reinforced with a rigorous professional development course and all students are offered an integrated art world work placement as part of their degree.

We also offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York and Hong Kong, designed to introduce the fundamentals of art, collecting and art business, as well as advanced and certificate courses for those with an appetite to study at a deeper level. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world, enabling you to access rich and exclusive content wherever you are based.

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Address: 42 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1NB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7665 4350

The Kunsthaus Zürich is one of the most distinguished museums in Europe. With the opening of the extension by David Chipperfield in 2021, the Kunsthaus will become the largest art institution in Switzerland, strengthening Zurich as an attractive place among the world’s great capitals. But there is more: The highly dynamic Kunsthaus will also become a vibrant public space, fostering a culture of dialogue.

We are now looking for a new

Director Kunsthaus Zürich

If you are a charismatic person with excellent leadership skills and a proven international track record in leading inspiring art programs, we look forward to hearing from you. You understand classical modernism and more generally art from the 19th to the 21st centuries, actively endorse contemporary art, are financially literate and enthusiastic to establish the Kunsthaus as a hub of creative engagement – let’s get in touch. German and English are prerequisites as well as experience in fundraising and excellent communication skills.

In summary, the new Director will be responsible for

– Developing a compelling vision and future-oriented strategy for the Kunsthaus Zürich Strongly embedding Kunsthaus Zürich in its local community

– Positioning the institution as a leading museum internationally

– Providing effective and motivational leadership, fostering team spirit

– Actively engaging with a multitude of stakeholders and renowned institutions worldwide

– Delivering inspiring cross-disciplinary, cultural experiences

– Nurturing a welcoming culture, attracting and engaging with a broad and diverse group of visitors

– Establishing a quality learning experience and employing an exciting digital strategy

– Managing finances and operations of the institution

– Developing powerful marketing strategies and leading fund-raising activities

CLOSING DATE: 28th July 2020


 If you are interested to learn more about this unique opportunity, please get in touch with Liz Amos of Liz Amos Associates at or +44 (0)203 004 4702.


Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2020

This prize comprises an award of £2,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s studies, research and interests. Whilst Sir Denis focussed on the 17th century period and especially on the work of Guercino, Carracci, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin, his much wider range of art historical interests included the 15th and 16th centuries, and also certain key modern and contemporary artists. Sir Denis was a contemporary and friend of Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi and Giorgio Morandi and he much admired their work. Of the contemporary artists, he particularly liked the post-war avant-garde conceptual British artists, as well as David Hockney, Grayson Perry and others. We welcome essays on any of these aspects and artists including the contemporary ones.

The prize is open to undergraduates or post graduate students aged 30 years or below.
Closing date: Friday 4th September 2020.

The winning student will be invited to present his or her essay as a lecture on 9th November 2020 at Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE.

For full details, email Suzanne Marriott at:



Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, in Newark, Delaware, and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies, funded by the Amy P. Goldman Foundation. This one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers.  Applicants, whose research specifically utilizes holdings of the University of Delaware Library, the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Helen Farr Sloan Library and Archives, are preferred.

The recipient will be expected to be in residence and to make use of the resources of both the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. A stipend of $3,000 is available for the one-month Fellowship. Housing will be provided. The Fellowship is intended for those who are working toward or hold a Ph.D., or can demonstrate equivalent professional or academic experience. Applications from Ph.D.-track graduate students, independent scholars and museum professionals are welcome.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Fellowship is November 1, 2020

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