Assistant Curator (Natural Science)

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Environment & Climate Change
Environment Services
The Stables, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8QT
30/11/2021 (6 months from start of contract, with possible extension to 12 months)
£20,092-£21,748 pro rata (£16,290 - £17,633)

Kirklees Museums and Galleries are looking for a natural historian to join our curatorial and technical team as an Assistant Curator.  This is an excellent opportunity to work with an outstanding collection and to develop and improve curatorial skills. 

You will lead on cataloguing the natural history collections as we continue to work on our inventory backlog and work towards Accreditation. Significant collections include Porritt lepidoptera, MD Barnes coleoptera, Learoyd minerals, Foggitt and Lee-Hobkirk herbaria, and Soppit mycology. A focus of this post will be involvement in the early stages of a project to curate and redisplay the highlight of our collection; Tolson Museum’s 100-year-old bird room, and the development of a community-focussed natural history resource.

This is a challenging role within a small, close-knit group of enthusiastic and hard-working curators.  You will bring valuable natural history expertise, especially zoology, to the team. You will be able to share your enthusiasm with diverse audiences. You will be flexible, organised, work well under pressure and be able to juggle conflicting demands. You will be supported by a skilled and experienced curatorial team and rewarded with access to fantastic collections and a wonderful opportunity to develop an exciting and ground-breaking project.

This post is part funded by the Cultural Recovery Fund.

27 June 2021, 11:55 PM

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