Senior Curator Entomology

Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 17:00
Employer: National Museum Cardiff
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,997 – £34,257

Amgueddfa Cymru holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Welsh botany, geology, and zoology and botany specimens in the world, and this provides a unique record of the natural history of Wales, charting evolutionary and environmental change. We use these collections to deliver the Vision commitments, with particular focus on inclusivity, protecting the environment and digital presence. All of our collections belong to the people of Wales, and we want to find new ways in which we can make them a relevant and useful resource for everyone to explore and enjoy.

The entomology collection is among the largest in the UK with over a million pinned specimens. It is a comprehensive and irreplaceable resource of biodiversity information. We also hold non-British material of international significance. These collections underpin our understanding, maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity in Wales and contribute to global research in taxonomy’.

Amgueddfa Cymru has 8 sites across the whole of Wales, each with its distinctive natural characteristics. This role will support the development of a better understanding of these sites and seek to engage with a range of communities in exploring biodiversity and how we can work together to protect and restore nature.

Your work will be focused on increasing access to the entomology collection, both physical and digital, by a wider range of users. This will include taking a lead in the Natural Sciences team in progressing the digitization of the entomology collection and promoting it through social media. It will also involve developing communitybased entomology projects and participating in events to enthuse people about nature and the environment. You will use your entomology taxonomic expertise to; develop the collection though collaborative research projects, supervise students, and develop partnership projects with other entomological-focussed bodies and contribute to biodiversity surveys of our sites. You will use these various projects and collaborations to ensure the collection stays relevant as an environmental reference

You will work with the Senior Curator Entomology (Wales) to maintain the collection to the highest standards, and act as Collection Manager. This post currently reports to the Acting Head of Natural Sciences.