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Print Cataloguer, British Museum

Salary: £20,118 per annum pro-rata
Contract: Fixed Term Contract: 12 months in duration (Full time: 41 hours per week)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Print Cataloguer to join the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings department. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to catalogue the Museum’s collection of 18th – 20th century prints, currently held at Blythe House, using the Museum’s database.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail and will be required to enter information accurately as well as to create entries that are as complete as possible, within the constraints of performance targets.

It is essential that the post holder has an A-Level or equivalent qualification in an arts subject, with good reading knowledge of another European language. In addition it is necessary that they have some knowledge of old master prints and print history. The post holder should have experience working/volunteering in a museum and will have an excellent command of English, being able to write clearly and succinctly.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.

Closing date: 8th May 2017, Midday

If you have any queries regarding this role, please email us at or call 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any email and at the beginning of a call.

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