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Assistant Curator - Archaeology

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 23398 - 29323 GBP Per Annum, pro-rata
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 6 days ago Reference: 3141321
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is offering an exciting opportunity to join the “Archaeology in Southend Museums” service. The team is looking for an Assistant Curator to join them on a 6 month fixed term contract. You will be part of a team who are passionate and committed to this area of work and they want a colleague who shares the enthusiasm to make a real difference to the Museums in Southend. Please read on for further information about this great opportunity.

You will be responsible for the effective acquisition, documentation, and care of the Archaeological collections. You will also work with museum colleagues to develop accessible collections that provide learning, inspiration and enjoyment for everyone. This will be a very active role for the right candidate as there is a lot coming up in this space, namely the new “Thames Estuary Experience”. You will also be expected to promote some of the current collections “The Prittlewell Prince” and “The London - Shipwreck” being two examples.



You are expected to be educated to degree level or equivalent ideally with a post graduate qualification in Archaeology, Museum Studies or Curatorial Studies. You should have knowledge of museum documentation procedures to SPECTRUM standards and have experience of working in a museum environment in a curatorial role. You will be expected to deal with members of the public and arrange museum exhibitions and events.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity and would like a full job description, please get in touch with us southend.bc@reedglobal.com.


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