Details:

Location:

Leeds

Category:

Collections Care
Curatorial

Salary:

£29,00-£33,000 (depending on experience)

Contract type:

Contract Temporary

Hours:

Full time

Telephone:

n/a

Curator of Asian & African Collections

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour and one the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

We are seeking a non-permanent maternity cover for the Curator of Asian & Africa Collections in the Edged Weapons & Armour Department, part of the Collections Directorate, based at the Leeds museum.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the development and study of our internationally recognised collection. Your main duties will be the day-to-day management of the Asian & African collections including cataloguing and providing collections access; answering enquiries; providing expert advice; exhibitions & display work; line management and research.

The ideal candidate will have proven expertise in Asian and/or African arms & armour and extensive experience of working with museum collections. They will be an excellent team player who is hard working, open, thorough, adaptable, organised and engaging.

This position is a non-permanent Maternity cover contract, working full time, 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 until January 2023. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will occasionally be required, as will some travel.

An Enhanced Disclosure and other security checks will be requested in the event of a successful application. However, a criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment. Any decision made would depend upon the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence.

To apply please visit https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/royalarmouries. Please note you will need to download an application form as directed and upload it via our recruitment system in the space provided. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 26th October 2021
Interview dates: Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th November 2021

Museum Website: https://www.cloudonlinerecruitment.co.uk/royalarmouries