Curator for Digitisation at the British Museum

The British Museum’s Money and Medals department has recently reviewed its structure to support the Museum’s Masterplan and strategic ambitions. They are looking for a full-time and permanent “Curator: Digitisation” on Money and Medals at Bloomsbury with a salary of £41,949 per annum. The application deadline ends at 9:00 AM on Monday 9 October 2023.

This new role will lead on the digitisation of our world-class money and medals collections, to support numismatic projects with a digital component and to undertake research on the collection. Managing a small team, the successful candidate will lead on a project to increase the pace of documentation and imaging of the money and medals collection while ensuring compliance with data governance policies. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the documentation of the collection increasing its public visibility for future audiences.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To lead on up-grading the digital documentation of the money and medals collection
  • To lead and provide technical expertise on digital research projects on, and beyond, the money and medals collection including projects with external partners
  • To raise money to support digitisation projects on and beyond the money and medals collection, including projects involving external partners
  • To make the money and medals collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible
  • To act as an advocate for the Museum

About you:

  • You will have a degree or equivalent experience in digital humanities, data science or related subject as well as technical experience in collections documentation and database management.
  • You will also have experience as a supervisor or director of a digital humanities research project, and experience of managing people, projects and budgets.
  • Ability to work part of a team and effective communication skills is also essential.
  • Further details can be found in the enclosed job description and person specification.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases