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Job Title:    Assistant Curator, East Asia Collections Review Project
Organisation:    National Museums Scotland
Salary:    £25,050 - 27,238 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
 Contract: Fixed-term post for 6 months, or part-time for 9 months
Location:    Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Job Ref No:    NMS19/923
   
Other Benefits:   Membership of Civil Service pension scheme
   
 
Job Description:
Based at the National Museum of Scotland, this temporary, full-time post will support the work of an East Asia Collections Review across various cultural institutions in Scotland. The aim of the project is to increase understanding of and public access to Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections in Scotland. Working within the East & Central Asia section of the World Cultures department (the Senior Curator for Japan collections, the Curator for Chinese collections and the Japan Foundation Assistant Curator), liaising with the National Programme Co-ordinator in the National and International Partnerships department, and working closely with staff from the partner museums, your duties will include visiting collections throughout Scotland to identify and document collections, gathering and collating information (both image and text), consulting museum documentation, writing reports, and presenting results.
Required Skills:
You must have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area (e.g. art history; history, with a demonstrable interest in the arts and culture) while a postgraduate qualification in a museum-related subject or art history (or equivalent) is desirable. The duties of this post require the post holder to have relevant experience of working in a museum or similar environment and be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about cultural collections and/or subject areas.

It is expected that you will have experience of undertaking research and of preparing and delivering presentations. Equally essential are ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook together with knowledge of collections management databases. You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to plan and organise your workload, manage projects and build relationships within and outside of National Museums Scotland.

This is either a fixed-term post for 6 months, or part-time for 9 months.
 
Application Instructions:
To make an online application for this post and to find further details of this post and of all our vacancies please visit http://www.nms.ac.uk.

Please note that CVs are not considered as/as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.
 
Contact Name:    Applications
Contact Tel:    0131 247 4094
Contact Fax:    0131 247 4314
Contact Email:     applications@nms.ac.uk
Website:     http://www.nms.ac.uk
Address:     Chambers Street, Edinburgh, .