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Keeper of Science Collections

City Of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, £ £ 45000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


Do you have extensive knowledge of all aspects of curatorial practice and experience delivering significant permanent gallery or temporary exhibition projects? Do you want to provide strategic direction, content leadership and team management to our Science curatorial team at the Science Museum?

We are now recruiting for an outstanding candidate to lead the curatorial group responsible for physical sciences and contemporary science based at the Science Museum in London. As Keeper of Science Collections, you will have an insightful overview of history of science, with proven academic achievement and publications in one or more specific fields.

You should also have a driving interest in the material culture of science, and in raising the profile of the Science Museum Group's outstanding scientific collections and improving public access to the collections. Your broad cultural and historical perspective should be allied with an interest in, and good knowledge of, contemporary and developing scientific ideas, debate and practice.

As Keeper, you will play a major role in the intellectual stewardship of the collections. You will develop interdisciplinary approaches to the display and promotion of the Museum's collection and its relevant fields of research, helping to maintain and expand its national and international reputation.

Joining us you must have excellent specialist knowledge, with a broad and deep understanding of the intellectual and historical background and frameworks across relevant disciplines. You will be able to manage and guide large teams, direct content for major projects and funding bids, shape the Museum's Collections Policy and Research plans, and develop long-term relationships with external stakeholders on a national and international stage.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world's leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.

'Open for All' is one of the Science Museum Group's five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.

We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.

Does this appeal to you? If so, click here to view the Vacancy Information Pack which provides you with details of the role and the application process.

Job Details

Full Time
City Of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
£ £ 45000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual