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Lead Curator of Archaeology – Museum of Liverpool

Location: Liverpool

Salary: £38,847.00

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time

Closing Date: Thursday 11 January 2024 – 12 Noon


Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool. Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.  

We currently have the post(s) of Lead Curator of Archaeology – Museum of Liverpool available.

Reporting to the Head of the Museum of Liverpool, you will lead the archaeology team within the Museum of Liverpool curatorial department. This is an important time to join National Museums Liverpool (NML) as we begin to realise our ambition and vision for our Waterfront Transformation which includes developing our major city history museum, the Museum of Liverpool. You’ll have significant curatorial experience working with archaeological collections and historic environment interpretation, and experience of engaging audiences through exhibitions, community archaeology, events or digital resources. You’ll use these to lead community archaeology and contribute to development of co-created exhibitions and programmes.

Together we’ll create memorable experiences for everyone as well as challenge their expectations

Insight Event

Join us on our new date of Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 5pm for our rescheduled event online. You’ll hear about our organisation, the work of our teams as well as find out more about the job opportunities currently being advertised. You’ll get to meet some of the staff recruiting as well as get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

When the time comes, click on this link to join us at our online event – Tuesday 12 December 2023 17:00 – 18:00. This online event will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry you don’t need to install anything; you simply click the link and join.

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specification. 

Additional Information

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

National Museums Liverpool carries out checks, at a level appropriate for each role, as part of our recruitment process. Checks are completed through the Disclosure and Barring Service, following a successful interview and conditional offer. Details of these checks are restricted to the People Team and not shared with recruiting managers.

If you have questions about the DBS service please visit

Overseas Applications

National Museums Liverpool are not currently a sponsor organisation for those applying from outside of the UK. This means that we will be unable to sponsor applications for a work visas from those who live outside of the UK and do not currently hold the right to work.

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