Head of UCL Zoology & Science Collections

Deadline: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 00:00
Employer: UCL Culture
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £43,023 - £50,753 per annum

UCL Culture invites applications for the post of Head of UCL Zoology and Science Collections.

This is an exciting new role that leads the curatorial team responsible for the Grant Museum's zoology collection and a range of science collections, including the Galton and Pathology collections.

The post holder ensures the value and potential of these collections is maximised by developing new and innovative uses for objects in teaching, research, exhibitions and public events.

The post holder is also responsible for developing interpretation plans for new and existing displays and spearheading collections development and documentation activities.

The post holder sits alongside the Heads of the UCL Art Collections and Petrie Egyptian Archaeology Collection and works with the Head of Collections Management to ensure the collections are properly cared for and preserved for future generations.

The post holder will also work with the Head of Public Programmes, Exhibitions Manager and Head of Public Art to ensure collections are used to the engage the public with UCL's research and to demonstrate how the past connects to the present and future.

The Museums and Cultural Programmes function within UCL Culture is responsible for delivering high quality experiences for staff, students and external audiences using UCL's rich cultural resources and assets.

The main objective of this functional area is to set the standard for using culture as means of interrogating and understanding the world around us.

The Museums and Cultural Programmes team is responsible for activities ranging from devising innovative object-based learning experiences for UCL students to producing research-driven events and exhibitions for public audiences to developing public art projects that enhance the public realm and local community.

An emphasis will be placed on developing programmes that are topical in nature and engage staff, students and external audiences in new and interesting ways.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will have experience of managing a range of collections, developing and delivering exhibitions, fundraising and evaluation and performance reporting.

They will have proven ability of leading a multi-disciplinary team, devising and implementing strategy and excellent interpersonal, advising and influencing skills.

They will have excellent team working skills, the ability to provide a high standard of customer service delivery, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of disciplines.

To view a job description or to apply for this post, please visit the UCL Jobs website. https://bit.ly/2omz7ZB

If you have any further queries regarding the vacancy or application process please contact: Briony Webb (briony.webb@ucl.ac.uk)

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.