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Project Curator: Egypt and Sudan

British Museum


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Join the prestigious British Museum as a Project Curator and contribute to the awe-inspiring Egypt and Sudan collections


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The British Museum, a guardian of world history and culture, houses a collection that narrates 2 million years of human civilization. This iconic institution, situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, is not just a hub for history enthusiasts but also a landmark of global heritage. It is home to famed artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures.

  • Undertake research to increase public access and understanding of the Nile valley collections.
  • Develop a research project to further document areas of the collection.
  • Engage with the public on topics related to Nile valley archaeology.
  • A BA/BSc in a relevant field.
  • Proven research, fieldwork, and publication experience.
  • Prior experience with collection management and an understanding of management principles.
  • Desirable: Experience in developing exhibitions or gallery refurbishments.

Benefits include a competitive package with an ample annual leave allowance, pension scheme, and a variety of discounts and professional development opportunities. For application support, contact [email removed - click apply for more details]. The Museum promotes an inclusive workplace and values diversity.

The British Museum is seeking a full-time Project Curator for Egypt and Sudan. This is a fixed-term role for 12 months, based in Bloomsbury.

The role: The successful candidate will undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Nile valley collections, particularly those that relate to ancient Egyptian religious and/or daily life practices from New Kingdom to Roman period. The post holder will be expected to develop a research project during this period on an area of the collection that would benefit from further documentation.

Job requirements: The ideal candidate will have a BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, experience of research, fieldwork, and publication, some experience of working with a collection, and some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets). Experience of developing temporary or touring exhibitions, or a gallery refurbishment, and engaging the public in Nile valley archaeology is desirable.

About 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.

Benefits: The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance of 25 days plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays, membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme, free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions, participation in private and public Museum activities, interest-free travel, bicycle, and rental deposit loans, professional and personal development opportunities, employee assistance programme, and 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].

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.

Visa requirements: We have a legal responsibility to ensure that employees have the right to work in the UK. If you currently do not hold the right to work in the UK, we can only sponsor a limited number of roles that meet eligibility criteria. To offer a sponsorship, the job role you apply needs to be in the list of eligible occupations. Additionally (with some limited exceptions), the role will need to meet the minimum salary threshold of £38,700 or the going rate for the job, whichever is the highest.


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