From the vacancy text, 8 April 2011
The British Museum
Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings
Salary: £57,902 – £74,902 per annum (new appointments normally start at the lower end)
The British Museum is seeking an Art Historian of academic distinction to lead and manage the Department of Prints and Drawings.
You will be responsible for the curation of the Museum’s outstanding collection of Western prints and drawings, consisting of approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day. You will direct the department’s academic and curatorial work, ensuring that good acquisitions are made, a good service to the public is maintained and that the programme of digitisation continues. You will be responsible for the management of the department’s staff and play a significant role in fundraising.
A recognised specialist in a relevant field, you will have experience at a senior level in a museum, university or similar institution. You will have the ability to manage and inspire the department, to participate widely in the Museum’s affairs and undertake a representational role both in the UK and abroad.
For further information or to apply for this role, please go to www.britishmuseum.org/jobs
Closing date 3 May 2011.
Interviews will be held in June 2011.