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Project Curator: Britain’s Last Roman Hoards

British Museum


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Join the British Museum as a Project Curator and delve into Britain's Last Roman Hoards, contributing to a prestigious research project


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, home to a collection that narrates 2 million years of human history, is a pioneering institution in the preservation and exhibition of global artifacts. Famous for the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, the Museum is a beacon of knowledge and a top destination for culture enthusiasts.

Role Summary:

  • Conduct post-doctoral research for the project “Britain's Last Roman Hoards - Wealth, Power and Culture in the Fifth Century.”
  • Collaborate with the University of Kent and Newcastle University.
  • Engage in research, publications, and public engagement activities.

Role Requirements:

  • Doctorate awarded or submitted in a relevant field.
  • Experience with museum collections or archaeological finds, particularly numismatic collections.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both spoken and written.
  • Capability to work effectively within a team.
  • Some experience in management of people, projects, or budgets is desirable.


  • Civil service pension scheme membership.
  • Free entry to various museums and exhibitions.
  • Opportunities to participate in Museum activities.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Interest-free loans for travel, bicycle purchases, and rental deposits.
  • Access to professional and personal development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Discounts on food and in the gift shop.

The organisation - The British Museum Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection 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 - Project Curator: Britain’s Last Roman Hoards This is a full-time, fixed-term role for 2 years starting from July 2024. The role involves being a post-doctoral researcher for the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project “Britain's Last Roman Hoards: Wealth, Power and Culture in the Fifth Century.” This is a collaborative project between the University of Kent, The British Museum and Newcastle University. The researcher will be a key contributor to the project, involved in research, publication and other exciting outputs including public engagement.

Job requirements The ideal candidate should have a Doctorate awarded or submitted in a relevant subject. Experience working with museum collections or archaeological finds, especially numismatic collections is required. The candidate should be an open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English and the ability to work as part of a team. Some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets) is also desirable.

Benefits 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, discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

Application details For more information about this role, please see the job description. If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email removed - click apply for more details].


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