curator ancient mediterr. life

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2024-03-08
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BA

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https://bmrecruit.ciphr-irecruit.com//templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_7121.aspx

Vacancy for Curator Ancient Mediterranean Life
Salary: £33,803 per annum
Location: Bloomsbury
Role Summary

Curator: Ancient Mediterranean Life
Greece and Rome
Full-time
Permanent
£33,803 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 8 March 2024

About the role:

To undertake research into and make publicly accessible the museum’s collections of small finds (e.g. terracottas, glass, lamps, bronzes etc.) and pottery, especially from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.

This opportunity arises at a unique moment, as the department of Greece and Rome is rebuilding its strength (with five permanent curatorial appointments to be made in 2024) and as the Museum is about to embark on an ambitious plan to redisplay many of its permanent galleries.

Key areas of responsibility:

To work as a team member with colleagues within and beyond the department of Greece and Rome to develop and deliver our displays and to deliver the Masterplan.
To collaborate with colleagues from across the Museum to develop innovative cross-departmental displays on everyday life in the ancient world and on human history more widely.
To participate in the Museum’s public programme, delivering talks, seminars, lectures, participating in and organizing conferences and seminars and broadcasts
To deliver and to assist in developing research projects on parts of the collections in consultation with the Keeper and Head of Research, including working with external partners.
To assist in raising money to support, research projects; and to contribute to general income generation for the Museum.

About you:

Specialist knowledge of the artifacts and archaeology of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean up to c. 300 AD
BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
Experience of fieldwork, research and publication
Some knowledge of relevant modern languages
Experience of working with a collection
Open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English
Ability to work as part of a team.

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.

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, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
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

Additional details:

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

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Job Description/Person Specification
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Job number for CIPHR:
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Job Title: Curator: Ancient Mediterranean Life
Reports to: Keeper of Greece and Rome
Department: Greece and Rome Grade: C3C
Term: Permanent
Main purpose of Job:
To undertake research into and make publicly accessible the museum’s collections of small finds (e.g. terracottas, glass, lamps, bronzes etc.) and pottery, especially from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.
Key Responsibilities:
• To work as a team member with colleagues within and beyond the department of Greece and Rome to develop and deliver our displays and to deliver the Masterplan

To collaborate with colleagues from across the Museum to develop innovative cross-departmental displays on everyday life in the ancient world and on human history more widely
• To contribute to the upgrading of the documentation of the collection

To participate in the Museum’s public programme, delivering talks, seminars, lectures, participating in and organizing conferences and seminars and broadcasts
• To deliver and to assist in developing research projects on parts of the collections in consultation with the Keeper and Head of Research, including working with external partners
• To assist in raising money to support, research projects; and to contribute to general income generation for the Museum
• To assist in delivering the Museum’s loan programme

To contribute to storage projects on- and off-site
• To assist with enquiries from the public in person, in writing, by telephone and via e-mail

To have, or develop, a good understanding of museums and relevant best practice

To assist in the general day-to-day running of the department, and to undertake other duties as assigned
What are the main work pressures and challenges?

Working flexibly as part of a wider team

Balancing research and other duties

Maintaining an innovative approach to display and narratives

Delivery of projects to required standards on time and within budget

To change the focus of work as needed in line with museum priorities
What changes are likely to occur to this role over the next 2 years

We would expect the post holder to develop their research and curatorial interests during this period, in alignment with the department and Museum’s priorities.

This research is likely to drive some of the narratives that will feature prominently in the Museum’s masterplan.

Although rooted in the archaeology of Mediterranean everyday life, curators will be encouraged to collaborate with colleagues from other departments to explore the interconnectivity of ancient world cultures.
Key Dimensions:

Participating in display strategies and projects

Formulating and undertaking research ideas and projects

Coordinating work and taking responsibility for projects beyond your own area of expertise and engaging with other parts of the Museum’s worldwide collections

Supporting and leading display, research and acquisition projects

Planning, organising and optimising work of self and others

Building the collection, for example through research, documentation, identifying acquisitions etc.

Managing the work of Museum staff and volunteers on projects or day-to-day activities when required
What are the performance targets or standards?

Delivery of agreed projects to the required standard, on time and to budget
Who are the main contacts of the jobholder and what are the relationships with these contacts?
Line manager: advising, influencing
Head of Department: advising, influencing
Other collections colleagues: advising, collaborating
Colleagues museum-wide: collaborating
External stakeholders: collaborating
Person specification
Essential
Desirable
Education - levels
& subjects
BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
Doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
Other qualifications
Membership of relevant professional societies
Specific technical/ professional skills & experience
Specialist knowledge of the artifacts and archaeology of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean up to c. 300 AD
Experience of fieldwork, research and publication
Some knowledge of relevant modern languages
Experience of developing temporary or touring exhibitions, or a gallery refurbishment
Experience as a research leader or work on an archaeological excavation/fieldwork project.
Experience of engaging the public in Mediterranean archaeology or history
Good knowledge of ancient Mediterranean history
Some knowledge of Latin and Greek
Work experience, likely former jobs
Experience of working with a collection
Experience of working in a Museum environment
Specific managerial skills
Some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets)
Experience of management in these areas
Specific interpersonal skills
Open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to present in public in an engaging manner
Publications record
Some publications in peer reviewed journals
Major publications in peer-reviewed journals or in book form
Prepared by: Keeper: Greece and Rome
Date: 7/12/2023
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language skills: english, other relevant modern languages, latin and greek