Wallace Correspondence Project Archivist job is advertised

Job Title:  Wallace Correspondence Project Archivist
Salary: From £ 27,339 per annum plus benefits
Contract: 16 month fixed term appointment (with possibility of extension of a further twelve months)
Closing date: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Interview date: Thursday 25st July 2011

The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leading exponent in the presentation of natural history to the general public through exhibitions, public programmes and the web.

We are seeking to recruit a team member to the Wallace Correspondence Project to obtain copies of letters sent to or written by Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection, held in worldwide institutions and private collections. You will be responsible for negotiating with these institutions for the purpose of including information and scans of these documents in the online project database. Excellent communication skills together with experience of cataloguing archival documents are essential.

The successful candidate will ideally have a degree (or equivalent) in Biology or History and a demonstrable interest in the history of science.

For a full job description and to apply online please visit the Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs

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