16 de diciembre de 2016

Curator/Senior Curator: Biomedical Sciences



Posted: 12/12/2016 11:31
Salary: £28,012 - £35,697 per annum
Location: National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street
Level: Curatorial
Deadline: 15/01/2017 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: plus membership of civil pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent
National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 
Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.
Over the past decade, we have invested over £110 million in our collections, our museums and the experiences we provide for our visitors. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. This year, the continuing implementation of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland has seen the opening of ten inspiring galleries of fashion, applied art and design and of science and technology. At the National Museum of Flight further investment has enabled us to make a step change in the visitor experience through the restoration of two historic hangers and creation of new displays.
Based at The National Museum of Scotland this permanent, full-time post will support the work of the Science & Technology Department. Working with the Keeper of Science & Technology, the Senior Curator of Science and the Assistant Curator of Science, your duties will include responsibility for the collections; acquisitions; exhibitions; research; publications; and answering public enquiries.
In particular, you will be closely involved with two large biomedical special exhibitions currently in planning, and in delivering the National Museums Scotland Science Engagement Strategy and Research Strategy. We already have strengths in medical imaging; prosthetics; hospital equipment and surgical instruments; genetics; animal health; and pharmaceuticals. Building on the major suite of new galleries in the National Museum of Scotland you will develop the collections further, especially with contemporary material.
You must have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area (e.g. biology; science studies) while a post graduate qualification in Museums Studies, Science Engagement or equivalent is highly desirable. This is an early to mid-career post and you must have experience of working in a museum or similar environment, be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about scientific and/or medical collections and/or subject areas.
You should be able to demonstrate best practice in collections management. It is expected that you will have experience of undertaking research, responding to public enquiries 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.
Please see here for the full vacancy pack and the application form can be found here.