Job: Curator of Chemistry, Science Museum, London

Science Museum, London

Salary: £25-30K (more may be available for an exceptional candidate)

The Science Museum is seeking a Curator of Chemistry to explore the varied roles of chemistry and chemists today and in the past. Working with colleagues across our Group of Museums, you will create opportunities to engage visitors with chemistry-related content across our public programming.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with world-class collections of around 10,000 objects spanning experimental chemistry, industrial chemistry, plastics and biochemistry.  You will implement new programmes of research and interpretation of the collections, raising their profile and increasing public access. You will also build and share expertise in the history and current practice of chemistry, fostering links with the history of chemistry and chemistry communities.

This role supports a collaboration between the Science Museum and The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to raise awareness and understanding of the role and value of chemistry and the chemical sciences in society. You will liaise closely with the RSC.

This post will be offered on a three-year fixed-term contract.

For information about our Group of museums and to apply, please visit our careers site and search for the role.

Closing date for applications: 4 October 2016

Interviews will be held on 13 October 2016.