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Project Curator: Archaeological Assemblages

British Museum


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Join the prestigious British Museum and curate history as a Project Curator for Archaeological Assemblages


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The British Museum, a beacon of human history and culture, invites applicants to be part of its esteemed legacy. It stands as one of the world's most renowned institutions, safeguarding artefacts like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. This is your chance to contribute to the museum's mission of preserving and sharing two million years of history.

Role Summary:

  • Organise Middle Eastern archaeological assemblages in line with the Museum's strategies.
  • Register assemblages onto the Museum’s collections management system MI+.
  • Enhance public access to the collections through various platforms including digital media and publications.

Role Requirements:

  • MA/MSc in archaeology of the ancient Middle East or equivalent.
  • Proven experience with archaeological databases and documentation.
  • In-depth knowledge of ancient Middle Eastern archaeology.
  • Strong IT and team collaboration skills.
  • Practical experience in archaeological excavation.

The British Museum offers a competitive benefits package, which includes a civil service pension, free museum entries, participation in museum activities, generous leave, travel and rental loans, professional development, an Employee Assistance Programme, and discounts. They champion equality, value diversity, and support flexible working arrangements.

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 Project Curator: Archaeological Assemblages involves making publicly accessible a range of Middle Eastern archaeological assemblage collections in support of the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. Key areas of responsibility include the organisation of large, excavated archaeological assemblages, registration of excavated assemblages onto the Museum’s collections management system MI+, and assisting in making the archaeological assemblages from the Middle East, and knowledge about them, publicly accessible via publication, digital, display, social media and broadcast.

Job requirements include an MA/MSc (or equivalent) in the archaeology of one or more areas of the ancient Middle East, experience of documenting and recording archaeological assemblages on databases, knowledge of ancient Middle Eastern archaeology, excellent IT skills, experience of archaeological excavation, 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. We offer a flexible way of working scheme that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation.


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