Rob Huxley rh at NHM.AC.UK
Fri Nov 1 12:22:16 CST 1996


Department of Botany

Salary range (16,000-26,000 pounds)

The Natural History Museum, London invites applications for the post  of
Curator to join the team managing the collections of the  Department of

You will be responsible for the management of the internationally important
lichen herbarium and play a lead role in management of the Botany
Department's  collections database projects.

The work will include  the preparation of loans, answering enquiries,
assisting visitors to the lichen herbarium, and database  planning,
monitoring and trouble shooting.   20%  of work will relate to capturing
specimen information  on computer database.

Applicants should  have  a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
experience and experience in setting up  computer databases, word processing
and the use of the Internet. A diploma or post graduate qualification in
museum studies and/or an information technology qualification would be
desirable as would a  knowledge of and interest in lichens or other cryptogams.

The appointment is initially for a fixed period of 3 years and the starting
salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. We offer a
comprehensive benefits package, including a non-contributory pension scheme,
a generous holiday leave entitlement and an interest free season ticket loan.

For further information and an application form please send an A5 Stamped
addressed envelope to:
Karen Bostock, Personnel Section, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD, UK

or E-mail to: k.bostock at

The closing date for applications is 22 November 1996

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