Senior Curator in Charge

Senior Curator in Charge
Employer: Natural History Museum
Salary: £35,164 - £42,420 (plus a 5% responsibility allowance)
Location: London

Embedded within the Vertebrates Division of the Department of Life Sciences, the Senior Curator in Charge (SCiC) of Birds will lead and manage a curatorial team (currently three full-time and two half-time collections managers) ensuring best practice in collections care and providing a world-class collection of natural history specimens in ornithology. Bird specimens are to be acquired, curated and used and made available to facilitate research, teaching, training, reference and exhibitions. An expert in their field of collections-based science, the SCiC of Birds will demonstrate a high level of scientific scholarship (e.g. taxonomy, systematics, organismal biology). The SCiC of Birds will work with other SCiCs across the Vertebrates Division, and will line manage other Curators and Senior Curators within the Division. The SCiC of Birds is in turn line managed by and is expected to support the Principal Curator in Charge of Vertebrates.

The NHM Bird collection is based at Tring, though the SCiC of Birds will be expected to work closely also with NHM staff at South Kensington. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and integrate ornithological curation and collections-based research in one of the World’s largest and most important bird collections.

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