Whipple Museum of the History of Science


Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Curator in the Whipple
Museum of the History of Science.  This is a new post designed to assist
the Director and Curator of the Museum, taking joint responsibility for the
day-to-day delivery of the Museum’s strategy for maintaining, organising
and developing the Museum, its collections, services and profile;
facilitating access, preparing exhibitions, supporting research and
teaching as appropriate.

Applicants should hold a first degree in History and Philosophy of Science
or an allied discipline, and having a PhD on a topic in this field is also
desirable. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of the subject area
and will ideally be a specialist in Science since 1800 with expertise in
the Material Culture of the Sciences. You will need to have an
understanding of the range of the museum’s collections as well as a
demonstrable knowledge of other branches or aspects of the field and the
principles and practice of museum documentation and collections management.

Applicants will also need a pro-active approach, good time-management and
planning skills, together with excellent writing, communication and
computer skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a busy and
varied team and network outside of the team.

How to Apply
Applications should be made on the CHRIS/5 Application for Employment form
All three parts of the form should be completed in full, including a
statement setting out your suitability for the post, attaching additional
pages as required. The application should be submitted by email to
[email protected]. Please include your surname in the file name. For
shortlisted candidates, references will be taken up prior to interview
unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so.

For further particulars please see attached. Further information about the
Museum can be found at

Salary: Grade 7 £27,854-£36,298
Quote Reference: JN30152
Category: Academic Related staff
Closing date: 12noon on Friday 26th July 2013.
Interviews: 2/3 September 2013

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