This is a unique opportunity to take responsibility for one of the most exciting and significant collections in the world today, the magnificent array of objects and artefacts representing the history of medicine from 1700 to the present day in the Wellcome and Science Museum collections. Dedicated to creating a dialogue about the past, present and future, you will lead the way in developing ‘story-led’ exhibitions, web products and publications that engage our visitors and pose new questions as well as answering old ones.

This role demands extensive knowledge, vision and a real commitment to finding innovative ways to engage diverse audiences with medicine, material culture and history. Applications are welcome from candidates with an academic background in the history of medicine or other relevant subject. Experience of working with objects and collections or within the museum sector would be beneficial.

To be successful in this post applicants will need to demonstrate well developed communication skills for a variety of audiences, including writing skills, awareness of new media and the capacity to present on TV / Radio.

The Science Museum is a member of the National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) and is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, technology, industry and medicine. The Science Museum is seeking to broaden its appeal to a more diverse audience.

If you are interested in this role, please send your C.V. and covering letter to: Jo Brown, Personnel Manager, The Science Museum Exhibition Road email: [email protected]

Closing date: 1st May 2003

The National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) is an equal opportunities employer.