Assistant Keeper Grade II (Zoology)

Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 17:00
Employer: National Museum of Ireland
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: €31,529

The post-holder will act as Curator for Zoology, and have day-to-day responsibility for the zoological collections in the Museum, along with a second zoology curator already in post. This includes the identification, classification and organisation of specimens. All stages in accession are the responsibility of the Curator – from field collection, acquisition, purchase, data collection, numbering, registration, preparation of catalogues, and production of scientific and popular publications.

The applicant will also be responsible for maintenance of exhibits at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2, development of temporary exhibitions, delivery of aspects of public programmes in relation to education and learning, and provision of a zoological enquiries service for the general public and for researchers. The Natural History Museum is scheduled to undergo major refurbishment in 2020-2024 and this project will be a significant task for all staff of the Natural History Division in coming years.