Project Curator (Natural History)

Posted on 29/01/18 by Quex Museum

Job Title Project Curator (Natural History)
Responsible to Head of Collections* (Director in their absence)
Responsible for Collections Assistant, Archivist, Collections Volunteers, Collections Researchers
Remuneration £26,000 per annum
Hours 35 hours per week
Location Powell Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent. CT7 0BH
Contract 12 month fixed term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Curator to join us at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens. The Museum is a world-renowned institution which is home to one of the most scientifically important collections of natural history and ethnography in the world. We currently attract 40,000 visits per year and have a target of 60,000 visits by 2022.

The curatorial expertise of our staff is in Ethnography. As the Project Curator you will curate, document, research and provide access to the Museum’s Natural History Collections. Working with the wider team you will develop and provide opportunities for visitors to engage with these collections. This is a fixed term contract. To that end we have identified discrete projects that are achievable in the contract period and have left enough flexibility for you to really make this a job that will benefit your CV.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, approachable and highly organised. The Head of Collections will be on maternity leave for a significant part of this contract (available 1 day a month) so you will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently.

Further information on the project activities and the natural history collection is available on our website as part of the Application pack.

Start/end date: This post is a 12-month fixed term contract.
Closing Date for Application: 12noon, Monday 19th February 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 15th March 2018

How to Apply: Download an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at CV’s will not be accepted.
Please return the completed application form to or post to Administrator, Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 0BH
For an informal discussion concerning this post contact Dr Inbal Livne, Head of Collections. Email: or tel 01843842168.

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