Deadline: Sunday 10 January 2016.
Reference : L&CI-07514
Faculty / Organisational unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
School / Directorate : Manchester Museum
Duration : from 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2017
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £25,769 per annum, Fixed Term, Hours per week : 35 hours
You will be primarily responsible for researching and cataloguing the designated collections of Islamic art and material culture across Manchester Museums Partnership (Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, Manchester City Galleries), using the KE Emu collections management system. In addition, a small proportion of your time (approximately 5-10%) will be spent researching and cataloguing the Partnership’s South Asian collections (primarily relating to modern-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh).
Through the provision of accurate and timely collections-based information, you will also support curators across the Partnership in the development of content for two major upcoming exhibitions:
• Midnight’s Freedom? The Partition of India [working title], scheduled to open in Manchester in 2017
• An Image of Islam, scheduled to open in 2019
The post is intended for either a new entrant to the museum profession or for an existing curator in the early stages of their career, and training in the collections management system (KE Emu) will be provided.
**Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 10 February 2016.**
The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Stephen Welsh, Curator of Living Cultures
Tel: 0161 275 2637
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 01565 818 234
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
For full details, visit the website.