job opportunity

Martin Honey M.Honey at
Tue Jun 8 08:13:18 EDT 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: ismp at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th June 1999.
Martin R. Honey CBiol MIBiol, Lead Curator (Moths)
Collections Management Division, Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD, Great Britain
TELEPHONE: 0171 938 9338     International: 44 171 938 9338
FAX:       0171 938 8937     International: 44 171 938 8937
EMAIL:     M.Honey at

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