job opportunity

Jim Reynolds J.Reynolds at NHM.AC.UK
Tue Jun 8 15:43:05 CDT 1999

>The Natural History Museum, London, currently has a vacancy for a curator in
>the Department of Entomology. Starting salary is in the range of 13,051 to
>17,317 pounds per annum with potential to rise to 27,867 pounds per annum.
>The post is in the Collections Management Programme and will have special
>responsibilities for Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) collections.
>Duties will include the conservation and maintenance of the collections,
>entering collections information onto database, assisting scientific
>visitors, and supporting taxonomic research and consultancy work. Although
>this is the first rung of the curatorial ladder, and much of the work is
>team based and of a practical and routine nature, you will play a varied and
>important role in the care and development of a major taxonomic facility.
>You should have a degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a
>biological or related subject, although candidates with substantial relevant
>experience will also be considered. Basic computer literacy is essential. A
>postgraduate museum studies or collections conservation qualification would
>be an advantage, as would a knowledge of and interest in Lepidoptera.
>Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits
>include a non-contributory pension scheme and a generous holiday leave
>For further information and details of how to apply please contact Ismail
>Patel: smp at
>The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th June 1999.

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