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Museum Curator (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the post of Museum Curator in the Scott Polar Research Institute's Polar Museum. The post holder takes day-to-day responsibility for the Institute's strategy for maintaining, organising and developing the Museum, its collections, services and profile. The post holder will take the lead in developing strategy and policy in relation to the Museum in the context of the Institute's strategic priorities and plan, and advise the Director of SPRI on issues regarding the mission, direction, purpose and key aims of the Museum. S/he will lead the management, care and development of the collection, the Museum's programme of exhibitions and other events, and its online presence. S/he provides front-line liaison with visitors to the Museum, including members of the public, visiting scholars and other users, in particular supporting the use of the collection for research and teaching.

The post holder has a key role in fundraising and is responsible for writing grant applications, both for research grants and to trusts and foundations. Applicants must have a good honours degree, preferably in a related discipline, for example, Polar Studies, Geography, Environmental Science or History. Applicants will need a pro-active approach, good time-management and planning skills, together with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team, as well as providing clear leadership. Further information and the full details of the knowledge, skills and experience we require for this role are available at the link below. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 16 July, with interviews being held on 10 August 2015. Informal enquiries are welcomed by Kate Gilbert, Institute Administrator, telephone 01223 336541, email
For further information and details on applying:

International Polar Heritage Committee
President - Julian Bickersteth, International Conservation Services
53 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney, NSW 2067
Phone: +61 (02) 9417 3311

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