Project Curator: Britain’s Last Roman Hoards at the British Museum

The British Museum is looking for a Project Curator: Britain’s Last Roman Hoards in the Money and Medals department. The position is full-time and fixed-term 2 years (from July 2024). The workplace will be Bloomsbury and the salary is £ 33,803 per annum.

Post-doctoral researcher for the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project “Britain’s Last Roman Hoards: Wealth, Power and Culture in the Fifth Century.” This is a collaborative project between the University of Kent, The British Museum and Newcastle University. It reassesses coins and artefacts from these latest Roman hoards (held in museums around Britain), with the potential to transform our understanding of the transition from the late Roman to early Medieval period. The researcher will be a key contributor to the project, involved in research, publication and other exciting outputs including public engagement.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Collection and analysis of data on late Roman coin hoards in UK museums
  • Researching hoards and their wider academic context
  • Contributing author to project publications
  • Improvement of records on MI+ database
  • Assist with organization of outreach activities such as training and displays.

About you:

  • Doctorate awarded or submitted in a relevant subject.
  • Experience working with museum collections or archaeological finds, especially numismatic collections.
  • Open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets)

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:

  • Membership of the civil service 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
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases