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Project Curator: Documentation of the Egyptian Collection

British Museum


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Join the prestigious British Museum and play a pivotal role in showcasing ancient Egyptian history as a Project Curator.


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a vanguard of cultural heritage and history, is seeking a Project Curator to enhance the documentation and public accessibility of its prized ancient Egyptian collection. With a legacy dating back to 1753, the museum houses an unparalleled assembly of artifacts, including iconic treasures like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to a renowned institution during an exciting era of digital expansion and audience engagement.

  • Lead the enhancement of the Egyptian collection's documentation.
  • Expand public accessibility of the collection through digital platforms.
  • Support storage projects and contribute to departmental operations.
  • BA/BSc in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Expertise in the archaeology of ancient Egypt.
  • Experience with museum documentation and databases.
  • Proficiency in English and excellent communication skills.
  • Teamwork capabilities.

The British Museum offers a competitive benefits package that includes a civil service pension scheme, free museum access, annual leave, travel loans, professional development, and more. As an equal opportunity employer, the Museum fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the vast cultural narratives it represents.

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 Egyptian Collection involves documenting and making publicly accessible the ancient Egyptian 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 these collections via the Museum’s digital online platforms.

Key areas of responsibility include leading on upgrading the documentation of the ancient Egyptian objects in the collection, making the collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible via digital platforms, supporting storage projects on- and off-site, and assisting in the general day-to-day running of the department.

Job requirements include a BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, experience of documentation, expertise in the archaeology of ancient Egypt, 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.


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