Project Curator: Late Antiquity The British Museum

This job is no longer available, it expired on the Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Salary: £ 26820

Prehistory and Europe Fixed-term contract: until 30 December 2017 Full-time £26,820 per annum
Ref: 1281169

The British Museum is looking for a Curator with interests in the archaeology, art and material culture of Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean and the Middle East to play a key role in a five year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Empires of Faith is a unique research programme bringing together the British Museum with the University of Oxford to understand the creation of religious iconographies and their relationships with state formation from the Mediterranean World to South Asia and the Borders of China, c. 200-800 AD.

The main purposes of this role are to:

  1. manage and administer aspects of the programme such as budgets, workshops, meetings and work schedules; and
  2. to research aspects of the Late Antiquity collections and their contexts. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of web content, public programming and potentially displays. The role will also involve undertaking collections based documentation in order to improve the documentation for relevant artefact and pictorial collections. You will work closely with the project leader, Jas’ Elsner and curators at the Museum. You will be based at the British Museum, but will have to travel to Oxford for team meetings in term times.
Required Skills:

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role, for example Archaeology or Art History, with proven curatorial and research experience. You will have experience of working with and researching, or demonstrable knowledge of material culture and art works. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are essential for this role, as well as some experience of project management. Experience of working on an exhibition and demonstrable knowledge of Late Antique material and visual culture is desirable but not essential.

Application Instructions:

Interviews are likely to take place on 24 October 2012.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to www.britishmuseum.org/jobs

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

Advert went live on: Thursday 20th September 2012
Advert archived on: Wednesday 3rd October 2012

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