2 January 2012

Job: Horniman Keeper of Anthropology

Keeper of Anthropology 
Salary scale C £37,490 - £41,392 
35 hours per week

The Horniman is an award winning museum in south east London which is set in sixteen acres of beautiful gardens. Our Designated collection of some 90,000 Anthropology and Archaeology objects is recognised as sitting alongside the finest of such collections in the UK.

Over the next three years we are committed to reviewing key areas of our stored collections in order to reassess their potential for engaging with contemporary audiences and ensuring that key objects are better known in academic circles. This will feed our collections on-line programme and create a new approach to ‘object in focus’ and gallery displays.

We seek a dynamic forward looking senior curator to take responsibility for the next stage of the development, research and interpretation of our Anthropology collections.

You will work within an inclusive scholarship framework which seeks to integrate the rigour of our curatorial research and our learning principles with community engagement. You will need to meet the challenge of overseeing both community and specialist consultation through the collections review.

You will have an in-depth knowledge of at least one of our major collection areas, together with, a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject and appropriate museum experience. You will be a confident communicator and will have a proven track record in research and in the communication of ideas to a broad audience. You will have experience of leading teams or commissioning specialist researchers.

This is a key post which will advise the Senior Management Team and Trustees on all matters related to the Anthropology collection. You will regularly be expected to engage in public consultation and in advocacy work on behalf of the Trust.

A basic security check is required for this role. To access further information and an application pack please visit our website at

The closing date for completed applications is 31January 2012 5pm

If you would like to discuss this post in the first instance then please contact Finbarr Whooley, Assistant Director Curatorial & Public Services on 0208 291 8697

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.

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