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Assistant Curator: History of Science

Reference: JAN20234636
Expiry date: 2023-02-05 23:59:00.000
Location: Greenwich
Salary: £25,000 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, 22 days annual leave, training and development, and flexible working, etc.
Attachments: AssistantCuratorofHistoryofScienceJobDescription.docx

Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is a collection of diverse historical sites. The sites are the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, and the Queen’s House. We are a place to explore the sea, space, art and history, and our new strategy ‘Charting Our Course’ puts our people at the core of its success. 

We are looking for someone who wants to create stories which engage everyone who comes to our unique sites. A particular focus for this role will be supporting the History of Science curators by undertaking day-to-day responsibilities as they develop content for the ‘First Light’ project, through which RMG will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Observatory. You don’t need to have come from a museum or heritage background but will be motivated to learn about our work, to act as an ambassador for the Museum and to bring new perspectives to our visitors.

You will need to demonstrate an interest in the history of science and an ability to bring related ideas and issues to life, making them relevant and accessible through research, exhibitions and displays, publications and social media. This new and exciting opportunity will provide opportunities for you to build your curatorial skills and knowledge. 

Key elements of your role will include carrying out research, digitising and cataloguing aspects of the collections. You will work flexibly and proactively with teams across the Museum, developing your role as your knowledge of the collections deepens and you engage more widely with our audiences.

Core hours of work will be 36 per week, 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as agreed upon with your line manager.

In return we offer a culture which actively promotes inclusion and diversity, pension, 22 days annual leave (rising to 25 after 1 year), training and development, an environment with flexible working options as well as many more.

Salary: £25,000 per annum

If you are passionate about people and their stories, an excellent communicator, who wishes to develop a career in the sector, we would like to hear from you.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to our work at Royal Museums Greenwich, as we are a museum for everyone. We want to foster a spirit of inclusion, collaborative working, innovation, and valuing people as individuals whose lives have been shaped by different experiences. Therefore, we welcome applications from everyone. We also actively work with disability confident scheme and ask that you let us know if there are any adjustments you need during the interview process. 

As well as actively working with the Disability Confident scheme, we also want to bring the talents of candidates from as many backgrounds as possible into our workplace. Therefore, we offer a similar scheme for this role where we will guarantee an interview for any Global Majority candidates who meet the essential criteria requirements. Please state in your application if you would like to be considered under this scheme.

The full job description and person specification is attached above, please read this before you apply.