£17,888 per annum (full time equivalent £22,360 per annum)

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Part time



Rights & Images and Publishing Assistant (Maternity cover)

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.

Rights & Images and Publishing Assistant (Maternity cover)
£17,888 per annum (full time equivalent £22,360 per annum)
Part-time, 32 hours (4 days) per week
Fixed Term for up to one year

The National Portrait Gallery’s award-winning publishing programme comprises a wide range of books, catalogues and paper products. Rights and Images manages the licensing of the collection for editorial and merchandise as well as the Intellectual Property of the Gallery’s extensive National Collection. We are seeking a proactive individual to provide administrative support to both teams.

The Rights & Images and Publishing Assistant will be involved in picture research, rights clearances, copyright and royalties management, editorial and production assistance. To be successful in this role, you will be experienced in administration, detail orientated, a multi-tasker and problem solver who can work under pressure to meet regular deadlines. You will be a strong communicator who is IT literate and familiarity with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is desirable. An interest or prior experience in licensing and publishing with a picture library or publishing company is advantageous but not essential.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to work on a wide variety of tasks as part of a dynamic team, contributing to the Gallery’s renowned publishing programme.

Please note that we are currently working remotely from home due to the impact of Covid-19 but normally most of the work is based in the Gallery at St Martin’s Place.

Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on Monday 26th October 2020.

First round interviews will take place over video call on Wednesday 11th November 2020. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make this date.

We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.

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