The British Museum, Bristol Museums and the Roman Baths are looking for a trainee candidate to work in the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals, and Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure then go on to work with the numismatic and archaeology collections at Bristol Museum and the Roman Baths.
At the British Museum you will focus on gaining the fundamental skills for recording and researching objects, focussing on ancient numismatic material found in Britain (Iron Age and Roman coins). This post will provide you with a broad appreciation of collections management in a museum context. Along with the Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, you will also learn to process new coin hoards and single finds reported to the Museum and assisting the supervising curators in other responsibilities. You will then go on to support the curatorial teams at both Bristol Museum and the Roman Baths in Bath in developing the databases of the numismatic and archaeology collections and supporting public engagement programmes, whilst also working across a variety of numismatic and archaeological collections and gaining experience in many different museum activities. In conjunction with this vocational experience you will take part in an extensive training programme covering a broad range of curatorial practice.
Salary: Bursary fee (£15,000 pro rata in London, £13,000 pro rata outside London): tax exempt.
Contract: Fixed-term contract; accredited training programme achieving a British Museum Curatorial Diploma; 18 months – 6 months at The British Museum and 12 months at the Bristol Museums and The Roman Baths, Bath (Full Time)
Vocational qualification: British Museum Curatorial Diploma.
Closing date: Monday 17th June 2013, 12.00 pm noon.
Programme starts: 14 October 2013