If anybody is interested in having a museum-job with an apartment in Piazza di Spagna, Rome, this advertisement has gone out in the Museums Journal
and the Guardian
KEATS-SHELLEY MUSEUM, ROME, ITALY
£40,000 per annum + pension contributions
A one-bedroomed apartment in the museum is available to the post-holder
The Keats-Shelley House in Rome is an independent museum dedicated to the life and work of the English Romantic poets. It holds a unique collection and library and receives over 25,000 visitors per year. There is an active outreach and learning programme in place for International and Italian schools.
The Trustees of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association are seeking an experienced museum professional to be responsible for the permanent collection and to deliver a programme of temporary exhibitions. The successful applicant will also take a leading role in managing and developing the museum with responsibility for a small team of staff and volunteer placements. He or she will possess a degree in a relevant humanities subject. A recognised museum qualification and a working knowledge of Italian are also essential.
Please send copies of your application and contact details of 2 referees with a covering letter to Harriet Cullen, Chairman, Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, 117 Cheyne Walk London SW10 0ES or harrietcullenuk AT yahoo.com, and to Deborah James, 7 Beaufort West, Grosvenor, Bath BA1 6QB, or debbie-james AT btconnect.com.
Closing date for applications Friday 29 July 2011
It is a wonderful museum situated in one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. I'm tempted myself...