Recognised throughout the world for its innovative and entrepreneurial approach, the National Maritime Museum aims to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich forms part of NMM and is the international home of time. We are looking for an exceptional individual to champion the study of the history of timekeeping and actively research our relevant collections within the broader disciplines of the history of science and maritime history. These are exciting times to be joining our team: we are about to embark on a £15 million project: Time & Space which will include a state-of-the-art astronomy centre and new displays that explore mankind’s quest to understand time and the universe.

This new post will be central to these developments, as you will communicate the excitement and relevance of the history of timekeeping to a diverse range of people, from schoolchildren to academics. Encompassing research, education and web-based interpretation work, this expansive brief will see you work with the Senior Curator of Horology and the Exhibitions team to develop new galleries and displays, promote the collections to a wide audience and publish work within the academic context that interprets the significance of the collections.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with a proven track record within the history of science field who can place our scientific and technological collections into a broader historical and maritime history context. You will have a postgraduate qualification or experience in a relevant subject area, an active research profile and published work. We are not necessarily looking for an horologist, but you must have the ability to develop the necessary practical-based skills to analyse this material for research purposes. Above all, we are looking for a genuine enthusiasm for the subject matter and collections, together with excellent communication and team-working skills.

Apply now by sending your CV and covering letter, quoting reference X/CHT, to: Human Resources, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, or by email to [email protected]

We regret that we are unable to reply to every applicant. If you do not hear from us within three weeks, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 2 February 2004.

The Museum upholds equal opportunities for all staff and has a no smoking policy.

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