Project Curator: Research Space

Project Curator: Research Space
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £30,348 - £33,826
Location: London

A role has arisen at the British Museum for a Project Curator to work with the department of Australia, Oceania and the Americas and the ResearchSpace team (Egypt and Sudan). The main objective of this role is to support the implementation and customisation of specific curatorial research projects within the ResearchSpace platform, including knowledge representation, data mapping and collaboration, developing research and publication tools for those projects.

The main responsibilities include making sure that the knowledge generated by these research projects is publicly accessible via the ResearchSpace platform whilst collaborating with other institutions who hold data or have interests in the project.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant cultural heritage or humanities subject, the post-holder will previously have worked on projects in an academic or research environment and will have experience of working with complex cultural heritage datasets. Experience of working on a Semantic Web/Linked Data project is desirable.

We are looking for a confident communicator who enjoys working in interdisciplinary and specialist research teams and who thrives under the pressure of delivering projects on time, to budget and to an agreed quality standard.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

Membership of the civil service pension scheme
Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
Generous annual leave allowance
Interest-free season ticket loan
Professional & personal development opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme
Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

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