10 March 2019

JOB: Assistant Curator, East Asia Collections Review Project, National Museum of Scotland


Based at the National Museum of Scotland, this temporary, full-time post will support the work of an East Asia Collections Review across various cultural institutions in Scotland. The aim of the project is to increase understanding of and public access to Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections in Scotland. Working within the East & Central Asia section of the World Cultures department (the Senior Curator for Japan collections, the Curator for Chinese collections and the Japan Foundation Assistant Curator), liaising with the National Programme Co-ordinator in the National and International Partnerships department, and working closely with staff from the partner museums, your duties will include visiting collections throughout Scotland to identify and document collections, gathering and collating information (both image and text), consulting museum documentation, writing reports, and presenting results.

You must have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area (e.g. art history; history, with a demonstrable interest in the arts and culture) while a postgraduate qualification in a museum-related subject or art history (or equivalent) is desirable. The duties of this post require the post holder to have relevant experience of working in a museum or similar environment and be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cultural collections and/or subject areas.

It is expected that you will have experience of undertaking research and of preparing and delivering presentations. Equally essential are ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook together with knowledge of collections management databases. You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to plan and organise your workload, manage projects and build relationships within and outside of National Museums Scotland.

For more information visit the National Museum of Scotland Website.

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