The post of Assistant Curator (Scientific Instruments Project) is now advertised on the University of Aberdeen’s jobs page ( For a  short link to the advert see:

The University of Aberdeen requires an Assistant Curator to work on the Recognition Fund project ‘Discovering Scientific Instruments: improving
access to the collection’ to significantly improve the documentation and storage of the University’s collection of over 3000 scientific instruments. We will engage experts in Aberdeen and elsewhere to share their knowledge to inventory and catalogue the collection and a further estimated 700 items that are currently completely inaccessible due to poor storage. A priority is building collaboration with museums and academics, with an inaugural seminar and then expert visits, culminating in a workshop/partnership event for other museums and experts to share knowledge and experiences. As this post is funded by a Museum Recognition Fund grant it will be offered for a period of 9 months. Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 5 scale (£25,504 – £28,685 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.

For further details, please contact Neil Curtis: [email protected]