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Job Opportunity: Curator of Natural History, Portsmouth City Council
Monday 23rd April 2018
Salary: £27,668 - £30,152 p.a.
37 hours per week
Portsmouth Museums Service contributes to the council’s vision for Portsmouth as ‘the great waterfront city’. Our collections are inspiring, accessible and relevant, supporting learning, skills development, health and wellbeing.
We operate six museums in the city: Portsmouth Museum, Charles Dickens' Birthplace, The D-Day Story, Southsea Castle, Portsmouth Natural History Museum and Eastney Beam Engine House, and attract some 300,000 visits per year.
What is the role?
The postholder will be responsible for delivery of Wild about Portsmouth. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project will transform access to the city's natural history collection through better documentation, by involving volunteers and specialists, by delivering a programme of collection-based activities to engage a broad audience and by raising awareness through use of social media.
Working in partnership with wildlife organisations and other stakeholders, from families to specialists, will be fundamental to the success of the project.
Who is the person?
We would expect successful applicants to have:
- A relevant degree and a post-graduate museums/art gallery qualification
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills to build and sustain relationships
- Experience of cataloguing natural history collections to accreditation standards using the MODES XML database system or similar
- A track record of involving volunteers and partners in work on collections and associated activity programmes