Job Opportunities

Cataloguer & Researcher

Freelance, part time, paid 

Somerset & Wood is looking for an enthusiastic freelance researcher/writer to join our small team, based in Holt near Bradford-on-Avon, for 2 days per week.

Main Duties

Researching works of art and artists

Identifying artwork age and style, and assessing relative value

Basic condition reporting

Writing accurate and engaging copy for publication on our website

Writing copy for weekly company newsletter

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Educated to degree level in Art History

Good, broad art-historical knowledge

Excellent writing and research skills

Meticulous accuracy and attention to detail

Competence in basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, online research)

Conscientious and flexible approach

Ability to work well in a small team

Interest in 19th/early 20th-century British art

Experience of writing for web

Experience of using an eCommerce Content Management System

Commercial art experience
Commercial experience, although desirable, is not essential and the commercial aspect of the role can be learnt on the job.


Summary Terms and Conditions

Hours and pay will be flexible and can be discussed in more detail at interview.

This position would be an excellent introduction to the commercial art industry for a suitable candidate who is looking for a flexible post in which they are able to utilise their writing and research skills.

Applications by CV and covering letter are to be sent to Olivia Nicholls at

The extended closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 30 November 2016