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Project Curator: Documentation of the Sudanese Collection

British Museum


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Join the prestigious British Museum team as a Project Curator and play a key role in documenting and digitizing the Sudanese archaeological collection


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, with its vast collection including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, is not just a hub of history but a cultural beacon recognized globally. As an institution, it is at an exhilarating point in its evolution, actively working to make history accessible to all through digital platforms and aligning with its Masterplan and strategies.

  • Organization summary: The British Museum is a leading global institution that preserves and showcases over two million years of human history and culture. Its mission is to maintain and grow its status as a visitor attraction and educational resource.
  • Role Summary:
    • Lead the upgrade of documentation for the Sudanese archaeological collection.
    • Enhance public accessibility of the collection through digital platforms.
    • Support on- and off-site storage projects.
  • Role Requirements:
    • BA/BSc in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
    • Proven experience in documentation and expertise in Sudanese archaeology.
    • Experience with museum collections, documentation, and databases.
    • Competency in working within a museum environment.
    • Strong communication skills and team-oriented mindset.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Competitive benefits including pension, museum and exhibition access, and professional development opportunities.
    • Supportive of diversity and equal opportunity employment.
    • Adherence to HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard for pre-employment screening.

The British Museum, founded in 1753, is home to a remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The role of the Project Curator: Documentation of the Sudanese Collection is to document and make publicly accessible the Sudanese archaeological collection, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The role also involves improving the accessibility of the collection via the Museum’s digital online platforms. Key responsibilities include leading on upgrading the documentation of the Sudanese archaeological collection, making the collection and knowledge about it publicly accessible via digital platforms, and supporting storage projects on- and off-site.

Job requirements include a BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, experience of documentation, expertise in the archaeology of Sudan, some experience of working with a relevant collection, museum documentation and museum databases, and experience of working in a museum environment. The successful candidate should be an open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English and the ability to work as part of a team.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including membership of the civil service pension scheme, free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions, participation in private and public Museum activities, generous annual leave allowance, interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans, professional and personal development opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme, and discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated fairly because of their relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.


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