Offre d’emploi – Curator: Early Medieval Coins (The British Museum)

Location: London
Salary: £28,460 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 2nd December 2016
Closes: 15th December 2016
Job Ref: 1620475

Part time (three days per week)

Fixed Term until 31st December 2018


This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the collections of Early Medieval British and European Coins (c. AD 500-1180) as part of the Museum’s overall aims, for the benefit of the full range of the Museum’s audiences, and to provide advice on comparable material in support of the Treasure Act (1996).

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To take an active and largely self-directed role on up-grading the documentation of the collection.
  • To provide specialist advice to HM Coroners on Treasure Cases within the relevant curatorial field, and to provide advice as appropriate to external institutions, such as funding bodies and other museums.
  • To undertake, and raise money to support, research projects on these collections.
  • To assist with enquiries from the public in person, in writing, by telephone and via e-mail.
  • To assist in the general day-to-day running of the department.
  • To make the collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible via publication, digital, display, and broadcast.

Person Specification:

The post-holder for this position must have a degree in a relevant subject. Specialisation within any field covered by the post is welcome, but some previous familiarity with the Anglo-Saxon period is essential. You should have experience of research and publication, with some publications in peer reviewed journals. Ideally, with experience of completing a temporary exhibition or gallery refurbishment, and/or with experience of working with coins or other historic artefacts.

You will have an easy communication style with good spoken and written English, and will ideally be able to present to the public in an engaging manner. Knowledge of relevant ancient and modern languages is desirable. You will be able to work as part of a team and also to work independently to agreed targets with a minimum of supervision.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply.

Closing date: 15 December 2016

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