Curator of Archaeology
We are looking for a diligent and motivated individual to undertake the role of Curator of Archaeology within Southampton City Council s Cultural Services team.
You will be part of a busy Collection & Exhibitions Team responsible for looking after and providing access to Southampton s collections. Southampton s archaeology collection is Designated by Arts Council England as being of national significance and gives a unique insight into the role of Southampton as an international port and gateway to the world for over 2,000 years. Particular strengths are the collection of material from Hamwic (Saxon) and medieval Southampton and from the Roman settlement at Bitterne Manor. The collection also contains a large amount of prehistoric stone artefacts; Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery and metal artefacts; and a range of post-medieval material from excavated sites.
You will be responsible for the stewardship of this collection, including acquisitions, documentation, cataloguing, maintaining the archive and fielding research enquiries.
You will also support access and public engagement activity including exhibitions, learning, social media, talks and tours.
We are looking for someone who is self-sufficient, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise their own workload with high levels of accuracy. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, including the ability to interact effectively with the public and wider stakeholders.
The applicant must have relevant museum/ gallery experience and a sound knowledge of and experience of working with archaeology collections.
The role is 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours a week), with flexibility to set working days and hours, but with occasional requirements to be in on specific days to assist with activity across the team.
For further information about this role please view the job description.
If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.
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- Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
- Working hours 18.5 per week
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