9 May 2014

Job vacancy: Principal Curator, Oceania, Americas and Africa, National Museums Scotland

Principal Curator, Oceania, Americas and Africa
£34,360 - £45,502 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and develop a section within the World Cultures Department. The section covers the ethnographic and archaeological collections from the region of Oceania, the Americas and Africa. The section has responsibility for curatorial input to the galleries and exhibitions. The collections are currently featured in the six World Cultures galleries in the recently refurbished National Museum of Scotland and in the Scotland to the World gallery which tells the story of Scots migration.

As head of section you will have responsibility for developing these collections, and setting out a programme for their research and exhibition. You will lead, manage and develop a strategy for the research, interpretation and public programme activities of the section. You will be expected to contribute to the Department’s input to National Museums Scotland’s special exhibition programme. You will have acknowledged demonstrable personal expertise in a relevant specialist area, with a preference for Oceania. You will also be able to support the Keeper in developing the Department and help it achieve its aims and ambitions.

You will have a degree/postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus proven relevant work experience. An excellent communicator with proven research and publication skills, you will be organised, methodical, adept at problem solving, a team worker and a good thinker. You will have experience in managing staff and projects, and will have good ICT skills. A driving licence is highly desirable. Details of this post and of all our vacancies can be viewed on website.

For further information and an application pack, please visit the website, telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone) or email applications@nms.ac.uk, stating reference NMS14/497. Closing date for completed applications is Monday 16th June 2014.

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