Five year fixed-term role, part-time (18 hours per week based in South Kensington, London).
We are entering an exciting period of development. With over two million visitors each year and as the number one destination for educational groups, our ambition is to be the most admired museum in the world. Key to this ambition is raising the profile of psychology within the Museum’s exhibitions and programming. With the support of the British Psychological Society (BPS), we have created a part-time five year curatorial post. You will generate a supply of ideas for creative projects that will deploy specialist knowledge of psychology and its history.
Reporting to the Curatorial Resource Manager, you will work as part of the curatorial team in developing potential opportunities for focused projects, including exhibitions, websites and publications, featuring the history of psychology. These projects will in turn help to improve access to the collections for the Museum’s audiences. Working for the Science Museum but liaising with the BPS, you will interpret psychology within a science context and science within a psychology context. Working with the Development Department to gain extra funding will also be part of your role.
As a Museum-wide recognised authority in interpreting psychology in ways appropriate to the Museum medium, its audiences and collections, you will have an in-depth knowledge of psychology and its history, and the ability to interpret and advise on it, at a level that could be represented, for example, by a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. Confident communication, project development and research skills are also important, along with a record of work on relevant projects.
How To Apply To apply, please email your CV, together with a covering letter explaining clearly how you meet all our stated requirements, to [email protected] or post to Human Resources, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD. Please quote reference BPS/CUR08 on the email subject line or your envelope. Full job description.
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