The British School at Athens, an institute for advanced research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks a fixed term (5 year), full-time Curator to manage its research centre at Knossos and to conduct original research. He/she will be capable of combining academic and managerial tasks in a flexible manner, of facilitating the work of resident and non-resident scholars using the Knossos facilities, and of representing the British School on Crete. Residence at the Knossos research centre is a requirement. He/she will have completed a doctorate or have comparable relevant experience (e.g. in conservation or collection management), and have defined an original research project which can be completed while in post (and resident) at Knossos (preference may be given to applicants proposing a project which focuses on Knossian collections). He/she will be able to communicate effectively in Greek, or to demonstrate how he/she will acquire this level of command before taking up the post.

The salary will be up to £23,000, with health insurance and housing.  The position is available from 28 October 2016 (negotiable). A probationary period will apply.

Further details are available at:

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the School Director, Professor John Bennet ([email protected]) or the Chair of the Crete Subcommittee, Professor Todd Whitelaw ([email protected]).

The closing date for applications is 5 September 2016. Interviews will be held in London and are scheduled for 5 October 2016.