Fixed-term (18 months)
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 29 May 2023
About the role:
To support the Silk Roads exhibition project team, working closely with the three lead co-curators in the development and delivery of the exhibition, associated programming and outputs (e.g. publication, digital resources).
The work will involve liaising with key internal stakeholders, including curatorial and technical staff across various curatorial departments, the Exhibitions department, Photography and Imaging, Conservation, Scientific Research and Interpretation, as well as various external stakeholders.
Key areas of responsibility:
- To work as a core member of the Project Team, assisting the Lead Co-Curators and Project Manager, participating in project meetings and liaising with other key internal stakeholders, such as Learning and National Partnerships, Loans, Marketing, Communications, Advancement and British Museum Company.
- To act as a content advocate for the exhibition, liaising with all external stakeholders, partners, contributors and the press.
- To undertake academic research to support the exhibition, focusing on Eurasian contacts and exchanges in Eurasia, ideally between c. 500 and 1000 CE.
- To manage and file project documentation and correspondence; to conduct due diligence on the object list and obtain necessary information on loans (dimensions, special condition requirements, credit lines and copyright) through liaising with lenders and International and Departmental loans officers.
- To track and monitor the movement of British Museum objects for the exhibition between departments (such as Conservation and Photography).
- Degree in a Silk Roads-related subject, extending to the Mediterranean world.
- Organisational skills, particular attention to details and accuracy
- Knowledge of Silk Roads-related topics, Eurasian art and archaeology ideally between c. 500 and 1000 CE
- Excellent team player; thrives on challenge. Diplomatic, strong communication and interpersonal skills at all levels.
About the British Museum:
The Museum 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 travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
- Professional and personal development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
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