Curator of Natural History

Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:00
Employer: Portsmouth Museums
Contract Duration:
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £27,668 - £30,152

Portsmouth Museums Service contributes to the council’s vision for Portsmouth as ‘the great waterfront city’. Our collections are inspiring, accessible and relevant, supporting learning, skills development, health and wellbeing.

We operate six museums in the city: Portsmouth Museum, Charles Dickens' Birthplace, The D-Day Story, Southsea Castle, Portsmouth Natural History Museum and Eastney Beam Engine House, and attract some 300,000 visits per year.

The postholder will be responsible for delivery of Wild about Portsmouth. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project will transform access to the city's natural history collection through better documentation, by involving volunteers and specialists, by delivering a programme of collection-based activities to engage a broad audience and by raising awareness through use of social media.

Working in partnership with wildlife organisations and other stakeholders, from families to specialists, will be fundamental to the success of the project.