Assistant Curator: Oceania Collections - 6 month contract
Salary Scale E: £25,203 per annum
The Horniman Museum & Gardens is a registered charity funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collections illustrate the world we live in – its visual cultures, music and the natural environment. The Horniman is currently working on an exciting new project funded by Renaissance in the Regions to facilitate greater access to its Oceania collections. The core of the collections was assembled by Alfred Haddon between 1903 and 1915 and numbers some 3,000 – 4,000 objects of high quality and importance.
Your responsibilities will be to research and document the Oceania material in the Anthropology and Musical Instrument collections, providing a review of the collections, identifying the significant objects and providing information about these objects which can be used in the Horniman’s Collections Online digital presence. You will have a degree in socio-cultural anthropology with a focus on Oceania and be able to demonstrate familiarity with Oceanic material culture, gained through study, research and / or firsthand experience as well as having experience of researching objects in a museum collection. The ability to work as part of a team and to write clear, consistent, detailed and accurate descriptions are essential requirements of the post.
To access further information and an application pack, please visit our website at
The closing date for completed applications is 20th June 2011.
Interviews will take place on 13th July 2011.
The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
Registered Charity in England and Wales No 802725.