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Project Curator:Transfer Palaeolithic-Mesolithic collections to MI+

The British Museum

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £33,803
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 1234

About the role:

The postholder will be responsible for the transfer of registered Palaeolithic and Mesolithic stone artefact collections onto MI+, the British Museum collections database, which are stored at stored at Franks House, a British Museum outstation in Shoreditch, London. They will be expected to have a good knowledge of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic stone tool technology and typology, to be able to relate the collections to the relevant archives and have a good understanding of collections databases. They will work alongside a small team who specialise in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Consultation of archives and registers and linking to registered artefacts.
  • Inputting details of registered artefacts onto MI+ based on artefacts, registers, and archives.
  • Photograph selected artefacts and download onto Odin.
  • Contribute to other curatorial duties at Franks House.
  • Engage with the Early Societies Research Group at BM.

About you:

  • Masters in Palaeolithic or Mesolithic archaeology or related field
  • PhD in Palaeolithic or Mesolithic archaeology
  • Undergraduate degree in archaeology or related field
  • Experience of lithic analysis
  • Experience of recording lithic collections on databases
  • Knowledge of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology
  • Familiarity with databases and data storage
  • Research involving lithic analysis.
  • Inputting records onto BM or other museum databases
  • Research on Palaeolithic or Mesolithic archaeology
  • Working on lithic collections - Museum curation

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 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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The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated fairly because of their relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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