Project Curator (Natural History)

Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:00
Employer: The Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent
Contract Duration: 12 Month Fixed Term
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £26,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Curator to join us at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens. The Museum is a world-renowned institution which is home to one of the most scientifically important collections of natural history and ethnography in the world. We currently attract 40,000 visits per year and have a target of 60,000 visits by 2022.

The curatorial expertise of our staff is in Ethnography. As the Project Curator you will curate, document, research and provide access to the Museum’s Natural History Collections. Working with the wider team you will develop and provide opportunities for visitors to engage with these collections. This is a fixed term contract. To that end we have identified discrete projects that are achievable in the contract period and have left enough flexibility for you to really make this a job that will benefit your CV.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, approachable and highly organised. The Head of Collections will be on maternity leave for a significant part of this contract (available 1 day a month) so you will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently.