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Exhibitions Officer, Environment and Natural History – CG1864MR
Museum Collections Unit
Vacancy Description
Museums of the University of St Andrews, Salary: £23,067 - £26,715 per annum, pro rata, Fixed Term: 10 months, Start: As soon as possible
The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first university, founded in 1413. Like the University, its Museums are rooted in and draw inspiration from this 600-year history of research and teaching, and the pursuit of knowledge for the common good. Our vision is to reimagine university museums, through curiosity and conversation.

We are in an exciting period of development. Our main public museum, the Wardlaw Museum is in the final stages of a major capital project to extend and redisplay the museum, with four new thematic galleries, a new temporary exhibitions space, a foyer to accommodate larger groups on arrival, a remodelled and expanded shop, improved infrastructure and a new Research Studio space that expands capacity for the Museums’ pubic engagement and outreach activities. The new exhibitions facilities will enable us to grow our exhibitions programme to include touring exhibitions and high-profile loan and partnership opportunities.

We are now recruiting for an Exhibitions Officer, Environment and Natural History, to work on an ambitious and innovative visitor-focused exhibition that will open at the Wardlaw Museum in October 2021. The exhibition will explore the global challenges that face the world’s ocean, and will utilise sector-leading interpretation and evaluation strategies to stimulate and measure behavioural change in relation to environmental sustainability.

The post will be line-managed by the Collections and Exhibitions Curator, but in the course of their duties will report to the Head of Collections and the Head of Public Engagement as required. The post-holder will also be required to work closely with internal exhibition partners in the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS), both based at St Andrews, and also Learning & Access Colleagues and Visitor Services staff to co-ordinate the successful delivery of all aspects of the exhibition project at the Wardlaw Museum.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Claire Robinson, Collections and Exhibitions Curator, email: cr67@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/immigration/.

Please quote ref: CG1864MR

Closing Date: 12 April 2021

Further Particulars: CG1864MR FPs.doc

Museums of the University of St Andrews
Salary: £23,067 - £26,715 per annum, pro rata
Fixed Term: 10 months
Start: As soon as possible