Vacancy for Curator Cultures of Italy and Western Mediterranean
|£33,803 per annum
Curator: Cultures of Italy and Western Mediterranean
Greece and Rome
£33,803 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 22 March 2024
About the role:
To undertake research into and make publicly accessible the museum’s collections of pre-Roman and Roman collections from Italy and the western Mediterranean, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.
This opportunity arises at a unique moment, as the department of Greece and Rome is rebuilding its strength (with five permanent curatorial appointments to be made in 2024) and as the Museum is about to embark on an ambitious plan to redisplay many of its permanent galleries.
Key areas of responsibility:
- To work as a team member with colleagues within and beyond the department of Greece and Rome to develop and deliver our displays and to deliver the Masterplan.
- To collaborate with colleagues from across the Museum to develop innovative cross-departmental displays on our Italian and western Mediterranean collections, and on the full range of human history.
- To participate in the Museum’s public programme, delivering talks, seminars, lectures, participating in and organizing conferences and seminars and broadcasts
- To deliver and to assist in developing research projects on parts of the collections in consultation with the Keeper and Head of Research, including working with external partners.
- To assist in raising money to support, research projects; and to contribute to general income generation for the Museum.
- Specialist knowledge of the artifacts and archaeology of pre-Roman and Roman Italy and the western Mediterranean up to c. 300 AD.
- BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
- Experience of fieldwork, research and publication
- Some knowledge of written and spoken Italian
- Experience of working with a collection
- Some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets)
- Open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum 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 travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
- Professional and personal development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
For more information about this role, please see the job description.
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