Curator (Collections - Science)

Deadline: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 23:30
Employer: UCL Culture
Contract Duration: 5 Months Fixed Term
Contract Type: 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)
Salary: £35,328 - £42,701 per annum

UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator (Collections - Science).

UCL Culture is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. We use our assets in the form of collections, museums, theatre and most importantly our people and know how to mobilise the UCL community, inspiring them to engage people with their research and their research with people. We amplify their work through the delivery of compelling and coherent programmes of events, public engagement activities, public art, performance, exhibitions and permanent museum displays to create cutting edge cultural experiences. We collaborate, light sparks, disrupt and provoke. We use our objects, insights and expertise to reframe questions and surface new ideas. We believe in the power of open because open minds see further.

The Museums and Cultural Programming 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.

This post is a fixed term contract for 5 months with the possibility of extension.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a degree in a subject relevant to the collection, or equivalent experience, along with experience of delivering exhibitions, curating collections in a museum environment, and collections care and documentation. They will have excellent team working and communication skills, with the ability to translate complex ideas into accessible information and to engage public audiences with the collections.

Further Details

A job description and further particulars for the position can be accessed below.