Curator, Medical Science/Clinical Medicine £28,844 – £38,844 per annum + RWA £1,000 p.a. Based in South Kensington
Based in the Curatorial Team, your main role will be to develop world-class exhibitions, galleries, websites and publications. You must be able to research and deliver outputs across a range of media engaging with a variety of audiences; this will entail the ability to write in different registers to suit different audiences. You will also work with our Development team to ensure that funding is secured for these projects.
With good knowledge of the history and current state of medicine and experience of working with museum objects, you will have a commitment to developing and communicating knowledge of the history of medicine and its associated material culture. You should be able to demonstrate experience of, or capacity for, good collecting practice [discrimination in selection – within collecting policy – of objects, and assessing their usability for storytelling], and your excellent teamworking skills will be supported by your ability to deal confidently with people at all levels.
We are looking for an individual with a broad understanding of the history of modern medicine (post 1750), especially its clinical and/or laboratory aspects, and the capacity to grasp and interpret recent and current medical trends. You should be able to work with contextual understanding to represent these subjects effectively at a level that would normally be represented by a Masters degree in a relevant discipline: history of science, technology, etc. Candidates with alternative, or greater, qualifications will be considered. This role might well suit an individual with a sound academic understanding of these subjects who has a desire to communicate that knowledge to wide audiences.
To apply, please email your CV, together with a covering letter, to: [email protected] or post to: Human Resources, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD. Please quote reference CUR/MED07 on the email subject line or your envelope
For further information and a full job description, please visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/vacancies
We regret that we can only respond to successful applicants. No agencies.
Dr Tim Boon, Chief Curator, The Science Museum, London SW7 2DD
Tel: 020 7942 4207 Fax: 020 7942 4103 Web: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk