Job Opportunity: Curator at History of Science Museum, University of Oxford

November 25, 2019
8:00 AM


  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field together with a wide knowledge of the subject area.
  • A record of research and publication in this area and the capacity to produce research of international standing.
  • Proven experience of collaborative practice in developing exhibition projects.
  • Proven expertise in the curation of Islamic objects including the handling, care, presentation, documentation, and interpretation of museum collections for a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrable solid knowledge of written and spoken Arabic.


£32,817 - £40,322 per year in a fixed two-year position. 


The History of Science Museum (HSM) of the University of Oxford seeks to appoint an experienced academic/museum professional as its first ever full-time curator of the Museum’s world-class collection from the Islamic World. The post is of strategic importance to HSM in meeting its key objectives. Stewardship of the collections, research, teaching, public outreach, and community engagement are its main components. This is an exciting role that will support and work innovatively and collaboratively with volunteers and community partners of the multiple-award winning Multaka Oxford project whilst working across the University to ensure that collections’ research, interpretation, teaching, and public engagement are part of the Museum’s practice for social impact.


All applications must be made via the posting webpage. Please contact Liam Nash at 01865 277293 or [email protected] with any questions.