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The British Museum is seeking a Keeper of Prehistory and Europe.

Keeper of Prehistory & Europe

The Museum is seeking to appoint a Keeper who will lead and manage the Department of Prehistory and Europe. The Department’s collection is extensive and very wide ranging, both in geography and time, covering world prehistory, British and European prehistory, Roman Britain and Medieval and Modern Europe (including contemporary material).

You will be an outstanding expert in an aspect of the Department’s collections. Your key responsibilities will be for the care of the collection and its interpretation. The latter responsibility will require presenting the cultures that the collection represents in exhibitions and galleries within the Museum, and using it in similar ways in the UK and abroad. Additionally, you will lead the research programme for the department, maintain appropriate institutional and diplomatic links, and engage relevant community groups in Britain.

You may be an archaeologist, a cultural historian, an art historian or a social anthropologist. You will have proven intellectual achievements, a strong commitment to the civic and scholarly role of the Museum, and good leadership and managerial skills.

The salary range for this position is £53,701 rising to £69,469 by annual increments. Staff will normally be appointed at the minimum point. The position attracts a number of additional benefits including Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme membership options.

For further information or a full application pack, please visit or email quoting reference 72523.

Closing date: 10 November 2006.

It is anticipated that you will join the Museum on 1 April 2007 and we aim to conduct first round interviews during the week commencing 27 November 2006.

The British Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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