Project Curator, British Museum

Project Curator: Empires of Faith (1582723)

British Museum

Application deadline: 12:00 PM 8th September 2016

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Project Curator to support the Leverhulme Trust funded ‘Empires of Faith’ research programme, which focuses on religious imagery, material culture and their political and social contexts in the time period c.200 to 800 CE from the Mediterranean to South Asia.

As Project Curator, you will collaborate with other programme staff to ensure the successful delivery of the exhibition ‘Encounters: Art and the rise of world religions’, which will be displayed at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford from 2017 till January 2018. This role will also involve contributing to the exhibition publications, alongside the Ashmolean Museum.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Art History/Archaeology/a related subject with a focus on religious traditions, cultures and politics from the Mediterranean to South Asia c.200 to 800 CE, or equivalent. With demonstrable research and museum experience, you will also be experienced in project management.

We are looking for a team player who is a confident communicator, with the ability to build effective working relationships with a variety of colleagues. You will be knowledgeable in appropriate material and visual culture and will have your own academic publications in preparation, or already published.

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Curator, British Museum

Curator: Late Antique Egypt (1555984)

British Museum

Application deadline: 12:00 PM 15th June 2016

  • Salary: £27,905 per annum pro-rata
  • Contract: Fixed Term: 12 months in duration (Full time – 41 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Curator to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Late Antique collections from Egypt, in line with the Museum’s Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The post is a one-year, fixed-term position to cover a period of research leave within the department.

In this role, you will participate in research and outreach activities for a variety of audiences and will lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection. This role will also involve working to improve the display of the collection in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan galleries and elsewhere, both on- and off-site.

Educated to PhD level, or equivalent, in Archaeology, Ancient History, Egyptology, or a related subject, you will have strong knowledge of the history and material culture of ancient Egypt, specialising in Late Antiquity. You will possess museum/project/research experience and will be proficient with software packages, including databases. Applications from specialists in Coptic epigraphy or papyrology would be especially welcome. Demotic specialists will also be considered.

As a highly organised individual, you will ensure a high level of accuracy in all your work and will be able to prioritise your workload effectively. With excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, you will be confident in interacting with a variety of audiences. A publication history in relevant peer-reviewed journals is essential.

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