British Museum Keeper of Coins and Medals

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The British Museum is looking to appoint an outstanding researcher in the field of numismatics or related disciplines to lead and manage its team of specialist curators in the Department of Coins and Medals. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the department’s profile and activity in support of the Rosetta Project — the Museum’s ambitious master plan — and the Museum’s cross-disciplinary research programme.

About the Museum

The British Museum is unique in bringing together the cultures of the world under one roof, spanning continents and oceans. No other museum is responsible for collections of the same depth and breadth, beauty, and significance. Its eight million objects allow us to explore the extraordinary diversity of human cultures, from small communities to vast empires, to discover the many forms and expressions human beings have given to every aspect of life, and to realize how closely they are interconnected.

About the Role

Specializing in the Museum’s collections of Coins and Medal, this role has responsibilities for the management and academic leadership of curatorial staff across the department. The Keeper of Coins and Medals will lead in Museum wide initiatives, collaborating across collection departments, functions and policies. More specifically supporting the Museum’s strategic priorities and master plan for future development, the Rosetta Project.

About You

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent in a relevant subject, with international recognition as a scholar in a relevant field and ideally with a postgraduate degree in a subject relevant to the department’s collection.

With previous experience of a senior curatorial or research role in a major museum or cultural institution, you will show an excellent understanding of the museum and wider academic and cultural world in one or more areas relevant to the objects in the department’s collection and be confident in major income generation and liaison with external funders and investigating major research projects. You will be familiar with, and ideally experienced in, digital research in numismatics.

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