Job: Curator for Early China Collections, Asia Department (The British Museum)

Date of event:   20/01/2020 − 20/01/2020

Application Deadline: 20th January 2020 at midday
Job Title: Curator, Early China Collections
Type of Position: Full time, Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Museum’s Asia department as the Curator of Early China Collections. Main purpose of the job is to undertake research into and make publicly accessible areas of the Early China Collections in support of the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection of the Early China Collections
  • To make the collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible via presentations including lectures and gallery talks, publications, digital, displays, and broadcasts
  • To undertake, and raise money to support, research projects on areas of the Early China collections.
  • To support and improve the display of the collection on site in for example the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery and off-site through the Museum’s active loans and exhibition programmes.
  • To act as an advocate for the Museum
  • To contribute to general income generation for the Museum
  • To build the collection through strategic acquisitions via donations and purchases
  • To engage with a wide range of stakeholders

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be educated to at least degree level but ideally with a PhD in Chinese, Art History, History, Archaeology or other relevant subject and will have experience of research and publication along with knowledge and understanding of modern and classical Chinese language. A background in a Museum environment is desirable along with experience of conducting a research or fieldwork project. The ability to be an effective communicator with excellent spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of a second East Asian language is desirable.

For more information please visit the website [here].