British Museum, Middle East
Curator: Islamic Collections
Fixed Term: 6 months in duration
£27,905 per annum pro-rata
The British Museum has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the department for six months to curate the collections from the eastern part of the Islamic world, with a focus on Iran, Central Asia and India. As the Curator: Islamic Collections, you will prepare for the opening of the new Albukhary Foundation Galleries of the Islamic World in 2018 and will research and prepare for an exhibition on Europe and the Islamic World in 2019.
This is a unique opportunity to work with a diverse collection and assist with the development of a future blockbuster exhibition, whilst supporting the Museum’s Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The post-holder will also develop research programmes and will contribute to the public programme, amongst a variety of other duties.
The successful candidate will ideally possess a BA or MA in Persian and/or Arabic and Islamic Art and will have completed postgraduate research in Islamic history/art/archaeology, or equivalent. You will be able to read/translate Persian and/or Arabic, with excellent IT skills including experience of using databases.
As an excellent communicator at all levels, you will be able to work well as part of a team and will be able to meet set deadlines. The ability to share information with fellow curators and seek direction when necessary is essential, as is evidence of a publication record in Islamic archaeology, history or art.
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
- Membership of the civil service pension scheme
- Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
- Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Child care voucher scheme
- Professional & personal development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
Closing date 1 June 2016
If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply. https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/jobs.aspx
|Primary Category:||Islamic History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Middle East History / Studies