Back to search results

Project Curator: West African Bronze Casting Traditions Project

The British Museum

Location: London
Salary: £29,607 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 1st March 2019
Job Ref: 6206

Project Curator: West African Bronze Casting Traditions Project Africa, Oceania and the Americas Full time Fixed term (23 months in duration)

Application deadline: 12 Noon on Friday 1 March 2019

The British Museum is seeking to appoint a Project Curator to work on the West African Bronze Casting Traditions project. This Project Curator role will undertake essential collection documentation to support a new research project on the Museum's collection of West African bronzes. In addition to leading on collections-based research into the Museum's holdings, the position will contribute to delivering high quality research outputs related to this project.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To upgrade the documentation of the Museum's holdings of West African bronzes, with a focus on Nigeria
  • To research the broader context of the collection, including collection histories, related objects in the collection, and the histories of bronze casting traditions in West Africa as revealed by the collection
  • To make the collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible via publication, digital media, exhibition display, and broadcast media
  • To liaise with project partners in West Africa and in the UK, along with other international partners
  • To co-ordinate scientific research on the collections, including liaising with colleagues within the Museum.

Person specification:

With BA/BSc (or equivalent) in anthropology, archaeology, art history, or other relevant subject, you will have experience of research and publication. You will have a demonstrable experience of working with African collections or in Africa. This role also requires some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets). You will be an open, effective communicator, able to work as part of a team.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge