Deputy Keeper of Natural History
Permanent Full Time Contract
Closing date 17 February 2016
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, their collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery.
The Horniman’s Natural History collection contains over a quarter of a million biological and geological specimens of local, national and worldwide origin. Each year the Horniman welcomes over 860,000 visitors and delivers a wide range of events and innovative displays as part of a popular and imaginative public programme and lively digital engagement strategy.
Following the recent review of their Natural History collections and major improvements to our exhibitions and displays, The Horniman Museum are looking for a committed and forward thinking Deputy Keeper of Natural History with the skills and experience to help develop, preserve and interpret their collections and communicate Natural Science based subjects to the broadest audience.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident communicator, an excellent team player and have a strong affinity with the Horniman’s mission and values. They will have a relevant degree, a good track record of curating Natural History collections across a range of disciplines, extensive knowledge of the natural sciences and experience of conducting collections based research.
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