The History of Science Museum (HSM) of the University of Oxford seeks to appoint an experienced academic/museum professional as its first ever fulltime curator of the Museum’s world-class collection from the Islamic World. This collection holds enormous potential for international partnerships in research projects and exhibitions and provides huge resources for teaching within and beyond the University and for community engagement.
This post is of strategic importance to HSM in meeting its key objectives. Stewardship of the collections, research, teaching, public outreach and community engagement are its main components. The museum’s internationally renowned collections of material from the Islamic World generate high levels of public and scholarly interest and require world-class standards of curatorial expertise. This is an exciting role that will support and work innovatively and collaboratively with volunteers and community partners of the multiple-award winning Multaka Oxford project whilst working across the University to ensure that collections’ research, interpretation, teaching and public engagement are part of the Museum’s practice for social impact.
You will have a relevant postgraduate degree together with a wide knowledge of this subject area. You will bring a strong record of working with communities and source communities, a record of teaching and publication in this area and the capacity to produce research of international standing. You will have significant experience of exhibition planning and delivery and have direct hands-on experience working with museum collections.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 25 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 12 December 2019 and you must be available on this date.
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